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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.


3.4
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12oz. bottle, with thanks to coyotehunter! Pours a clear cola brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is fairly slight, but the usual suspects for a brown ale - caramel, nuts, toasted malts. Flavor is more nuts, caramel, and toasted bread and malts. Hard to impress with such a pedestrian style but not bad. Thanks again Matt!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear brown with a whitish cap. Nose is earthy chocolate caramel with a touch of smoke. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is mild molasses, club soda, black walnut and plum. Sessionable Brown but uninspired. I’ve been spoiled by the Imperial Series.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Served from a 12 oz bottle picked up an our trip through M!ch!g@n. Appearance is a deep cider red-brown with some small bubbles. The aromas are malty and some dry hard cheese? Flavors start with a a semi-sweet chocolate edge, rich malts, a bit of cardboard indicating this is past its prime a tad. There is some nice faint hop presence that has a pine edge. Mouth is very creamy. A decent brown.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Pours clear redish brown with a bit of off white head. Dark roasted nutty aromas. A slight hop spice in the background. Robust nutty flavors with a dry malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (692) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Draft at the Blue Slipper Bistro in Onekama, MI. Dark brown color. Nice tan head. Good lacing. Roasted coffee aroma. Tastes of carmal , malt, and coffee. Very nice easy drinking full bodied brew. I will definitely try this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (6148) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Malty with hints of chocolate. A toasted flavor. Some caramel. Ok for a brown ale (though not my favorite style).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2009
unfiltered brown amber color, creamy lacy head, nutty brown sugar nose, great creamy mouthfeel, malty sweetness, very soft hop bitters with no hop flavor at all, this is a very nice english styled brown ale, very enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1785) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Nice red brown liquid with a good tan head. Nose is very nice roasted malt. SOme interesting notes, earthy. ummm seaweed, but in a good way. mouthfeel is soft and full. finish is good and slightly bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1990) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Thin bodied, thin brown color. Some roasted malt aroma and taste. No hop bitterness. The most "ordinary" of the Short’s brews that I have tried.


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