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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (399) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
12 oz. bottle at Ruth’s Chris in G.R. Dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of brown sugar and caramel compete with malted barley. A strong malty backbone gives way to a sweet, delicious finish. Palate is medium bodied and very smooth. One of best browns I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, hops, some dark fruit, and nuts; Dry finish; Decent brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (727) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 4, 2016
12oz bottle tasted on the 03/05/2016. Dark brown cola color with medium white foamy head. Aroma of caramel, honey and nuts. Taste of nuts, caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar and some licorice. Aftertaste is dry and lightly sweet. Next one please!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper8 (25) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 My experience is limited in brown ales, but this one is good. I could see myself enjoying drinking one of these in the fall during a nice bonfire. It’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4056) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
12oz bottle from Kenny Road Market: brown-copper pour with light khaki head. aroma of brown sugary malt. tastes are sweet toasty, nutty, caramel. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (872) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2016
Draft at Mad Mex in Pittsburgh. This was okay, not to bad on all accounts. A nice and easy brown that goes down easy and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5111) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
Industry tap. Dark like a yuengy. Nice brown beer smell. Comes across like a milder stout with just a tad of medicinal bitterness. A hair of co2 in there, but not much. Perhaps a little rude on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2016
Malty, caramel and cocoa. A hint of coffee with a smooth body and finish. Lightly hoppy. Very drinkable. One of the best I have had of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (2074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2016
bottle to snifter. poured a medium cola brown color with off white head. the aroma is a mix of medium roasted malts and caramel. also got hints of coffee and chocolate. nothing surprising on that. the flavor though was a little different I thought for a basic brown ale. not bad not great just good. decent brown ale flavor nice roasted malts with the coffee and chocolate hints and then some nice hop action on the back end. overall decent and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scipio (808) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours a very dark red with a full and long lasting white head. The aroma has earthy malts, coffee, nuts, and caramel. The taste is still malty and pretty close to the nose. There is caramel, coffee, earthy, and some mild fruity flavors. The aftertaste is quite short and is a caramel and coffee carbonation. Medium bodied and average in both texture and carbonation. Not bad, but kind of boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
355ml bottle. This was tasted completely blind with 4 other brown ales (bells, lazy magnolia, arcadia, atg all of different freshness levels). This came in 2nd but it has some serious flaws, it is far from a great beer. 2-16 i believe was on the bottom of the bottle. Aroma: Paper nut, peanut butter, freezer burned bread. Appearance Clear, soda-like amber. Flavor: OXIDIZED (!), caramel, nut, sprouted bread. Body: Watery + semi sweet. What the fuck, new to market beer and it is oxidized?

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