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RATINGS: 349   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10416) - 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 (40082) - 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 (1239) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

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