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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2010
[A] Not very big on the nose. Some powdered cocoa, and the European malt come through. [A] Brown beer. [F] Chocolate. Caramel. Some nuttiness. Light roast. Malty sweetness. About all. [P] Drinkable. I wouldn’t consider a 6 pack, though. Pretty average feel for a brown. [O] This was the last in my Short’s 4-pack sampler this evening. It was pretty boring compared to the others. Still a solid brown. And for $8, I might just grab the same 4 brews for the next session.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (562) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9380) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (972) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (2330) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
Donker bruin met een crème kraag. Toffee met caramel en walnoten beetje cacao oo de achtergrond. Niet verkeerd

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2325) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Tap, at the brewpub, Bellaire, MI. Deep brown. Chocolate aroma. Roasted coffee flavour. Sharp finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5939) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Aroma is very nutty malts, toffee and slight sweetness. The flavor is nutty malts, toffee, light berries/fruit and a slightly sweet/tart finish. Old school brown ale, well-made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15259) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft - pours brown tan head - nose/taste of caramel, toffee and dark walnut - medium body

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (803) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours a dark cola brown with a thin white ring. Light carbonation with some lacing. Pleasant roasted nut and malts aroma. Thin to medium body. Nice roasted nut taste. Flavors aren’t very bold. Smooth finish with some lingering aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13170) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Draft - Dark malts, touch of toast and nuts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Toasty, malty and a bit nutty. Solid brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4167) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2016
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Opaque brown / black color, tan head that quickly shrinks to the rim, star field of lace. Taste is edgy roasted malt that uses black coffee for most of the bittering. As the description says - meaty and burly. But, somehow, it stays light and refreshing. Nicely balanced and complex. I’d could buy it again.


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