RATINGS: 367   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 (459) - 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.

jinroh (2018) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
Dark amber, bit reddish. Nose has burnt sugar, caramel and hops. Flavour has also some more hops, nice bitterness painted on this caramelly nutty canvas. Great brown, liking this.

FatPhil (16689) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2017
355ml bottle (Baltic Broken Bus Beer Bash @ RBESG2017) (4:4:4:2:7=2.1)
Dark, tan head. Gravy (could be "grainy", writing on a moving bus is hard, but better than writing on a stationary bus, n’est pas?) aroma, savoury. Full palate. Stale coffee in the taste, sweet. Powdery finish. Pretty shitty brown ale.

Noodle (24) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Nice brown ale. Malty and sweet, with a hint of smokiness. Could use slightly more bitterness and head is weak, but still a good beer.

Marduk (8093) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2017
330ml bottle (Grand Bus Tasting 2017). Clear brown color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Sweet, candy, husky and some roast in aroma. Husky, grainy, candy in taste. Fizzy carbonation. Dirty and yeasty in aftertaste. Why? Nope.

VamboladeTolly (2156) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2017
RBESG 2017 Bus Ride part 2, Latvia. Pours hazy brown. Aroma and taste, chocolate, sweetish, light roast. Medium body. OK brown ale.

AndySnow (7933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 2017 Bus Ride part 2, Latvia.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Chocolate, malt, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel,f ruit.

gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2017
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 21, 2017.
During the epic bus ride(s) going from Riga towards Tartu.
Hazy brown color, off-white head. Malty, chocolate, roasted scent. Malty, roasted, bitter taste. Roasted, toffee aftertaste. Medium and fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

Juks (853) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2017
355ml bottle. Aroma chocolate, roast, sweet cocoa. Taste is sweet, cocoa, chocolate, kama. Tart in aftertaste. Medium body, average carbo. Sweet brown ale.

kermis (14273) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2017
6 3 6 3 12
Bottle shared. Aroma of dark malts, overripe dark fruits, rye and bread. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

ganache (6013) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2017 RB says this is my US rating #3333. Bottle. Nose chocolate, bit of crystal, malty, touch nutty. Pour light brown, cloudy-opaque with a few tawny hints, head sudsy beige. Lightly crisp, very heavy body, bitterness medium but not intense at ll, semi-sweet and malty, lots of good brown malt and shades of roast, nuttiness, but no scorch or darker / harsher roasts. Heavy with obvious kick behind it (though alcohol extremely well integrated, as seems to be the general case with Short’s), mild fruitiness that I have to look for at times, and malt that’s occasionally flabby but usually deep. Bright, fresh, and somewhat unusual. Meaty indeed! [2017.06.23: 3.5]

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