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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The hub of the village
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Kind of a strong nose of Cascade hops for a brown ale. Starts off sweet then surrenders to a woody flavor that eventually morphs into a very creamy and slightly brown sugared land slide. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10098) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of my secret santa… whose ID is still unknown. Pours a lightly hazed and somewhat murky brown with a large dark beige head. Aromas of light bitter cocoa, malt, toast and roast. Medium bodied, nice big malt with a good amount of roast, but not overpowering. Chocolate, slight vanilla with almost a touch of wood. Finishes up with a light bitterness, subtle chocolate overtones and a light roasty sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of earth, some mild chocolate, toasty. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, sweet citrus, light cherries. Enjoyable and unusual.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogorir (3) - Northport, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2010 does not count
very solid dinner beer. slightly sweet, big malt, medium chocolate, not too hoppy. long, mild finish that just makes you think of the word ’brown.’

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2010
In the bottle from Holland MI. This pours brown with a very thin white head. Nice chocholate aroma with a splash of chicory. Slightly thin in body with a nice sweetness framing the chocolate notes. Very drinkable session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours brown with red highlights and a foamy beige head. Notes of coffee, chocolate, toffee, with a slight burnt note. Some kind of weird burnt bready, doughy note that was a little odd, but otherwise pretty tasty. decent session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Clear brown, thick beige head. Aroma- nut and caramel. Smooth sweet taste with roast biscuity malt. Bitter roast finish..3.4-747313....... 4 oz sample at Churchkey. Ruby brown, thin light tan head. Aroma of berry, nut, caramel. Taste is lightly smokey with nut again, pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle from World Market. Brown colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts. Flavour of roasted malts, nuts, hint of chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Wow, a very solid nutty lightly roasted flavor with a smooth finish on this one! Dark brown with faint head, but I can’t really get much off the aroma. Still, the taste was very solid and a very enjoyable session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a deep amber with a beige head. Roasted malts in the nose with a lingering tartness. Medium body, roasted malt, nuts and a little burned caramel. Again there’s a lingering tartness lurking underneath indicating that a slight tartness may be at work. Roasted, malty finish. 221109


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