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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bellaire Brown is a full-flavored brown ale that derives sweet caramel and toasted qualities from four different kinds of malt and specialty grains. Select hop varieties create an enticing aroma and dry finish. Bellaire Brown is very dark and rich, which makes it hard to classify as a brown, but it is certainly considered a delicious masterpiece.

Bellaire Brown was originally created to appeal to people who enjoyed drinking coffee, and to beer drinkers who are not interested in hoppy options. When Joe Short was creating the Bellaire Brown recipe, he desired a beer that was meatier and burlier than most browns. Bellaire Brown is a great gate-way beer for drinkers to be introduced to darker beer varieties.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vanerme3 (20) - - APR 26, 2014
Great brown ale. Deliciously sweet, but not overly so. Great body to it with some caramel malt aftertones. Will definitely be buying again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (179) - - MAR 30, 2014
My go to brown ale. Itís malty and sweet and goes good with birthdays and birthday cake. It is one of the greats when it comes to brown ales.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Darker brown pour with an initial froth of tan foam. Nutty, sweet malt, and light bitterness in the aroma. Maybe some slight dry roast. Taste is roastier but itís mostly dominated by sweeter malt and nuttiness. Minimal bitterness in the taste. Decent brown on the sweeter side of the style spectrum.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukedarock (163) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This is a very average brown ale...I like it but nothing to set it apart from what is already there

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Clear brown ruby color, small beige head / Caramel, honig (mead), biscuits, hints of roasted malt, dried fruits aroma / caramel, vinous, dried fruits more roasted malt flavor / Medium body, hints of sourness, sweet, low bitterness, medium dried fruits caramel finish / good but not amazing

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (566) - - NOV 7, 2013
From a bottle. Solid for the style. Malt forward. Not much of a hop presence, but full flavored.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3699) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured dark brown with aromas of light malt, roast, some raisins, and light earth. Flavors are the same, an ok brown ale overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13729) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle from Cask Pub & Kitchen and drunk at home. Dark brown beer with thick beige head. It has a touch of sourness, some brown malt, not much hop, some milk chocolate. Not sure I like the little touch of sourness on it. I mean itís not a Flemish Brown is it?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Amber-burgundy body, not much of head, some oily residue. Cherry Amber malt tones, some smooth caramel too. Very British yeast nuances, soft and raisiny. Pretty easy to drink at, but not really my favorite example of the style. Malty, lots of caramel flavor. OK, certainly a lot of flavor and well in the Brown Ale style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (597) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. The pour is a reddish light brown, not the color Iíd want to see. The aroma is very bland, almost as Iíd expect, but there is a subtle sweetness to it that I had not anticipated. The taste is alright. Light, mildly aromatic, and then it finishes overly sweet. The mouth feel doesnít let it linger too long, and thatís a positive thing.


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