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RATINGS: 370   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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bpar73 (1186) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 On tap @ Short’s. Dark brown with a thin tan head. First taste is strong of dark bitter chocolate after that a nice smooth taste. Excellent brown beer with a great malt & chocolate caramel taste.

4.3
tedyjam87 (17) - - SEP 8, 2012
average carbonation, oily feel, creamy, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm good beer!

4.2
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Draft at brewpub: I’ve had the chance to try this twice now and it steals the show for me at the brewpub. Shorts has taken on one of the most dull styles of beer and made it complex, yet sessionable. The board marked this as 6.6% ABV so this version is probably a far cry from where the beer originally started at 5.2%. The beer pours a sparkling brown with a mocha head that rides the beer all the way down. A deep inhale reveals an onslaught of sweet caramel, brown bread, cinnamon and molasses. The body is full, but never cloying and remains drinkable. As the beer opens up, a great note of caramalized sugars reveal themselves. I am guessing some kettle caramelization is going on here although I couldn’t get an answer from either waitress. Whatever the technique, the maltiness is reminiscent of a Scottish ale, with the drinkablitiy of a brown ale. Layers of chocolate, sweet cake, vanilla and buttery nuts support the caramel core. Finishes with the slightest of bitterness to keep the sweetness under wraps. Very complex and very good. I would love to clone this recipe and have it on tap.

4.2
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - SEP 24, 2010
This is a good brown, its kind of wierd though because it lacks the most in taste, It is good for one beer but after that the nutty taste can become overpowering.


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