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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Ruby brown with a small beige head. Malt and caramel aromas. Sour malt with a little sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Enjoyable brown ale but lacking in some areas, still easy to put a few down. Pours brown with a deep red tint to it and a cream colored head. Smells is mild molasses, but thatís about it. Taste is a little sweet sugar, decent malt profile, a little chocolate, but no detection of hops anywhere. Decent but not my favorite brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Ryan. At nc. Dark brown color. Toffee molasses, caramel malt. Medium light sweetness. Slight hop finish. Light carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
bottle - Pours medium brown and has a mild toasted malt aroma. Itís sweet with caramel and a bit of hops bitterness. I know this all sounds like a pretty standard brown ale and thatís because to me it is. Serviceable but nothing stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
12 oz bottle courtesy of rebekah. Thanks. Pours a translucent roan brown color with a small cream head that soon dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is mild and sweet with brown sugar and sweetened grains. The flavor is sweet with brown sugar, pecans, almonds and sweet bread. The palate is medium with lively carbonation. Finishes long and sweet. Overall: Decent but just a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet-sour milk chocolate malt and hay flavor. Nice, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3646) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours wood-brown, short, quick tan head. Aroma is nutty, slightly roasted. Taste is caramel/toffee, nuts, malt. Fairly sweet and quite smooth. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Roasty, nutty, chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut with a small tan head. Slightly sweet caramel, earthy roasty malt flavor. LIght body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a fairly transparent brown with foamy light beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and nutty with some roast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
I know Iím thinking of this beer much higher than most of the people on this site, but I canít help myself. This is a great example of why I love me some dark beers (that arenít stouts or porters). Appearance: Pours a deep brown color -- almost black if itís not held up to light. The head is about two fingers and itís nice and creamy. The lacing is phenomenal and holds up til the bottom. Smell: Meh. I donít get much of an aroma out of most browns, and this oneís no different. It has that typical malt, cereal, grainy aroma that youíd expect. Not bad, but average. Taste: Awesome beer. The taste has a wallop of malts, but also consists of chocolate and coffee notes in there as well. The finish has a dash of spice and a tiny bit of bitterness, but itís just about perfectly balanced against the sweetness. The feel may be the beerís highlight -- very smooth but not too thick or cloying, and satisfying. This may just be my favorite "drink anytime" Fall seasonal, and my favorite "normal" beer from Shortís overall.

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