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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle from World Market. Brown colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts. Flavour of roasted malts, nuts, hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Wow, a very solid nutty lightly roasted flavor with a smooth finish on this one! Dark brown with faint head, but I can’t really get much off the aroma. Still, the taste was very solid and a very enjoyable session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a deep amber with a beige head. Roasted malts in the nose with a lingering tartness. Medium body, roasted malt, nuts and a little burned caramel. Again there’s a lingering tartness lurking underneath indicating that a slight tartness may be at work. Roasted, malty finish. 221109

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, lacto, berry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091122]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Clear dark amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Sourish flavour with roasted malt, caramel and hints of lacto. Finished sourish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, light spice note and vague caramelish touch. Fruity hoppy and roasted malty flavoured, light caramelish touch. Ends roasted and lingering fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of dmschefke. Pours a deep tobacco brown with very little head. Aroma of lightly roasted nut with a good backing of cola and maple. Also pick up some hints of clove-tobacco notes. Light body with tight carbonation. Medium to light roasted sweet maltiness with mild nut flavor going on with some hints of cola, maple and caramel. Nothing surprising or complex here, but a very nice and drinkable Brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with mibirder. Pours a clear dark brown that allows light pass through with a large tan head that lasted until mid-glass and left fairly good lace. Pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt, caramel and apples. The flavor is lightly roasted malt, caramel, nuts and a bit of tobacco. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Nice problem-free brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2009
bottle. pours a thick dark brown with a thin tan head. has a light aroma of roasted malt and hops. has a warm nutty flavor with a nutty finish. very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown-orange with a very thin off white head. Heavy sweet caramel aroma with toasted nuts and maple syrup also present. Roasted malt, dry peanuts and caramel flavors with a dry, faint bitter finish. Dry texture with soft carbonation. Solid session brew.

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