Today was a very long day at work, and I really needed to relax this evening. We had some Chinese food for dinner, and it was a cool evening. So after dinner, I opened the windows, sat down at the table and cracked open this beer. I just really wanted to sit down and relax, and this beer sounded good. So, somewhat unceremoniously, I enjoyed this one as my 600th beer. It’s been in the beer fridge for about a year, and is marked Batch 11460, Packaged 9/13/2012.
The bottle says, “Enjoy this smooth brown ale while autumn takes us on a colorful tour into winter. Thankfully, Best Brown ale’s toasty malt character makes it a delicious beer for all types of weather.”
Location: Poured into a slightly curved pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 5.8% ABV, 1.06 OG, ~ 180 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s a dark, brick red color that’s pretty clear, with a little bit of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. The head was a quarter inch thick, creamy, and off-white. The aroma was a nice mix of caramel and nuttiness.
Taste & Feel: The body is light, and the mouthfeel is slightly… (More on Bell’s Brewery – Best Brown Ale)