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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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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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 (2398) - 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 (4510) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, lacto, berry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091122]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10436) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Clear dark amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Sourish flavour with roasted malt, caramel and hints of lacto. Finished sourish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, light spice note and vague caramelish touch. Fruity hoppy and roasted malty flavoured, light caramelish touch. Ends roasted and lingering fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of dmschefke. Pours a deep tobacco brown with very little head. Aroma of lightly roasted nut with a good backing of cola and maple. Also pick up some hints of clove-tobacco notes. Light body with tight carbonation. Medium to light roasted sweet maltiness with mild nut flavor going on with some hints of cola, maple and caramel. Nothing surprising or complex here, but a very nice and drinkable Brown ale.


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