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RATINGS: 321   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 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. Nothing to blow your wad over, but a tasty, drinkable brown ale that goes down nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (369) - 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.

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 (195) - - 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.

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 it’s 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 (171) - 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 (326) - 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 (567) - - 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 (3768) - 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 (13884) - 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 it’s not a Flemish Brown is it?


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