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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. The pour is a reddish light brown, not the color I’d want to see. The aroma is very bland, almost as I’d expect, but there is a subtle sweetness to it that I had not anticipated. The taste is alright. Light, mildly aromatic, and then it finishes overly sweet. The mouth feel doesn’t let it linger too long, and that’s a positive thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with pretty minimal head. Not much that stands out in the aroma, some caramel and grain. Taste is fairly tame, caramel and light toasted malt. Pretty boring overall, not one of their better brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (578) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Reddish brown color. Nice sweet caramel aroma with some nuttiness. Flavor is one of roasted malt, nuts, and sweet caramel. Nice roasted finish. Medium body with a lighter more watery feel. Quite drinkable. Won't over power so pairs well with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Aroma: light caramel. App: nice brown color but no head. Taste: kinda sweet, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Palate: smooth but not thin. Overall: very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Decent brown ale, on tap at restaurant in detroit, smooth brown, nice cool finish, not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torontojay (25) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Nice to drink, though not among the better brown ales I’ve tried. Not one of Shorts’ top brews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
A bit sweet and carmelly. Not a bad beer. Drinkable. Got in Ann Arbor summer 2013.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Dark Brown, Surprising Small Head that dissipated almost immediately, leaving no lacing. Toasted, Chocolate, just a light sign of hops on the back end. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Kind of a ruddy brown and not much life in the glass. Sweet on the palate and a little sticky. Not enough balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is exactly what you’d expect, a dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is light chocolate and rich caramel malts. Taste is roasted malts, with chocolate and light coffee flavors. I generally don’t care for coffee flavors, but they are pretty subtle in this one. Not my favorite, but I don’t hate it.

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