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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 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 Iíve tried. Not one of Shortsí top brews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2517) - 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 (1472) - 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 youíd 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 donít care for coffee flavors, but they are pretty subtle in this one. Not my favorite, but I donít hate it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CasinoBoogie (18) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Lovely color is amplified by the smooth taste and sweet finish. A delightfully night cap after a hearty meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1561) - 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 (501) - 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 (1326) - 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 (3724) - 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.

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