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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
caramel, bread, earthy, brown, medium bitterness, medium body, I like Bellaire Brown, all around pleasing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
This is just a solid beer. Smells like some opn ethers. Slightly translucent. Nutty. Brown. Yup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, toasted malts, and light coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, nutty and grain. Taste is nutty, caramel and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (1045) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
This brown ale poured a deep, dark amber colour with a frothy, white head. Scents include caramel, honey and hay. First swig was smooth with medium/low carbonation and flavours of caramel, roasted malt and a light coffee flavour. Finish was malty and sweet with light roasted caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Brown pour with barely any head. Light aroma. Taste is nutty. Not too sweet. A little chocolate. Disappointing that the aroma is so light. Great medium body palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12oz bottle- pours dark cola brown. Fluffy khaki head that sticks around. Nose is nutty, roasted malts and grains. Chewy body. Lots of coffee astringency, nuts, malts all the way. Tasty enough and surprised by the ABV ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
pours hazy medium dark brown, orange tint, with a small yet reviving light beige head, some retention. roasted caramel, nutty brown malts, coffee grinds, decent amount of fruits - slightly acrid berries though, grassy, peppery with piney hints, slightly garbagy, minerals, hint of sweetness - caramel-like. average carbonation, light body - oily, semi-sweet grassy-herbal-peppery finish. slightly above average brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4202) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
From bottle. Nice roasted grain nose, some coffee and chocolate aromas, light sassafras and mild hop note. Dark brown opaque with foamy light tan head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet, with toasted malt, light coffee and Tootsie Roll flavors, dusty grains. Maybe some roasted barley in there, too. Sweet throughout, with a bit of carbonic acidity in the finish with very little bitterness. Smooth clean nutty-sweet after. Decent brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tgreen8100 (1) - - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
This was the first darker beer I ever drank. After being a light beer drinker this brown made me start to drink all kinds of craft beer. Out of the tap at the brewery doubles how good it is. Smooth coffee taste with no bitter aftertaste. Even smells smooth, my favorite brown ale for sure. Good for someone looking to try craft beer, plus a six pack at 7% will have you feeling good as a bonus.

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