RATINGS: 356   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (970) - 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 (5543) - 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 (2333) - 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 (2302) - 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 (869) - 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 (11796) - Chicago, 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2016
i liked this brown. not so nutty and very strrong on coffee flavors. bitter coffee finish. beer is really crushable. i like their take on a brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Brown pour with a thin tan head. Coffee and roasted malts and nuts in the aroma. Flavor is a lot of coffee. Almost tasted like coffee grounds. Some sweet malts and nut flavors as well. [9/9/15]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
On tap at Short’s, pours darker brown amber with a white head. Flavor and aroma are pleasant an slightly sweet toasted malts and acorns on a clean but nice body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2249) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Sweet roasted malty. Caramel. Medium body. Brown. Nutty. Pretty standard brown ale.

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