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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CasinoBoogie (18) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Lovely color is amplified by the smooth taste and sweet finish. A delightfully night cap after a hearty meal.


3.5
ganache (5893) - 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]

2.9
geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Medium but watery roasted malt smell...Exactly that on taste except a bit more mouthfeel than I thought it would have...light complexity of malt...No hops...So much like all the other beers I’ve had on this trip so far...At landfill course in Wisconsin!

3.4
phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2017
12 oz. bottle at Queen City Radio. Pours a slightly browned amber, translucent, with a small off-white head that settles into a lasting ring. The first thing I noticed was a decent earthy hop presence here to go along with caramel, toasty, chocolaty, and slightly nutty malts. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a malty, earthy mouthfeel. Good brown ale.

3.5
Finhead (1756) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2017
A hazy, reddish-brown pour with an off-white head. It has a sugary sweet bread and caramel aroma. The medium body has somewhat sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a smooth finish.

3.4
alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Chestnut brown pour with aroma of nuts, caramel, and toasted malt.Toasted malt flavor with nuts, coffee, and hint of caramel sweetness. Good beer.

3.1
drpimento (3627) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Aroma isn’t bad pretty much traditional brown ale. Flavor is more basic. Mostly medium dark malt and a hint of traditional brown ale characteristics and sweet.

3.3
nybol (2199) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
Let syrlig, meget chokolade i smagen. Dejlig frisk i det, sammen med den lidt mere fyldige brown ale stil, er en rigtig fin blanding. Skulle der være noget negativt, så må det være at det syrlige er lidt for fremtrædende.

3
Carlisle (742) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Draft. Pours dark brown with tan head that dissipates quickly; some lacing. Nose of bready malt, chocolate malt, and some caramel notes. Chocolate malt with caramel notes upfront. Some bitterness in the finish. Chocolatier than other brown ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Can shared by Kyle at Final Gravity. Pours medium brown with a decent beige head and a roasted chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

3.3
markducommun (1108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Clear mahogany, light tan head. Molasses, vanilla. Allspice. Lightly bitter, quite a lot of malt sweetness. Light body, creamy. Long finish. Good.


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