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RATINGS: 344   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (406) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4394) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/17/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate/cocoa, light berry/fruits, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate/cocoa, light berry/fruits, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate/cocoa. and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English brown ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (20273) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Clear amber brown color, beige head. Aroma of toasted brownie with light coconut. Taste is cocoa, coconut, light body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4637) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Draft pour into a pint glass. The beer is a clear brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has nutty and oaty notes. Mild toffee. Pretty oaty in the taste. Medium body and higher carbonation than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is sweet caramel, buttered biscuits, maple syrup and very milt hops. Good effort!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2595) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (741) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper8 (26) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4116) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (883) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5148) - 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.


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