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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Mmmmm.....more notes found and a possible all time favorite American Brown Ale of mine. Here we go: I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice ruddy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that spider-webbed as it went down. The lacing was there and trickled for the most part. The smell was nutty and malty. The taste was a nice nutty sweet maltiness running about my tastebuds and reminding me of a time I spent in Michigan. The palate had a nice creaminess running about my mouth and tongue and had a decent sessionability about it as well. Overall, in my opinion, this was a great American Brown ale well worthy of having again and well worthy in Autumn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (596) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a slight white head. Has a sweet caramel and malts aroma, and a similar flavor that comes off strong and stays that way. Has a medium body feel. There’s nothing too surprising, but it’s a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2518) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 Tap: Ruddy, chestnut brown, relatively dark with a beige layer of foam that’s pretty quick to settle into a chunky collar. Aroma of cocoa dust, caramel toasted malt, light toffee sweetness, & a hint of dirty hops laying underneath. Nice malt sweetness on the palate; present, but light enough to not be overbearing. Moderate flavors of Munich malt, lightly steel-y caramel & toffee, burnt bread, dry cocoa, & perhaps even the mildest hint of coffee. Hops are there, but secondary. A faint herbal & earthy character cleans up in the finish. A tasty, drinkable brown ale that goes down nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2014
From bottle. Pours an almost clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel and malts. Taste is caramel and malts, nicely sweet, not much hop presence. Medium mouthfeel. Hint of bitterness on the finish. Nice.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (227) - - MAR 30, 2014
My go to brown ale. It’s malty and sweet and goes good with birthdays and birthday cake. It is one of the greats when it comes to brown ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1414) - 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 it’s mostly dominated by sweeter malt and nuttiness. Minimal bitterness in the taste. Decent brown on the sweeter side of the style spectrum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukedarock (184) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (361) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (567) - - NOV 7, 2013
From a bottle. Solid for the style. Malt forward. Not much of a hop presence, but full flavored.

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