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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The hub of the village
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 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 (688) - 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 (6025) - 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 (1722) - 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 (1982) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
A very nice pour with some decent head, great lacing, and nice carbonation in what looks to be a rather viscous liquid. Smells of caramel, light bread, roasted malt. Unexpectedly nice here. Tastes of caramel, bread, sweetness, very light on the hops, no bitter sensation or alcohol presence. Very good. Medium in both body and carbonation. Such an easy drinker and a solid beer. Very good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours ruby brown with a light tan head. Sweet aromas of grapes, raisins, and cocoa with touches of roast and vanilla. Flavors are earthy nuts, roasty chocolate, and some red grape notes. Light smoky finish. Palate’s a bit thin for my tastes, but makes sense for a brown ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours dark transparent brown. Aroma is of chocolaty malts. Taste is similar, a little watered down tasting.


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