Southern Belle - 3 Stars Brewing Company

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Southern Belle
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83
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Stars Brewing Company visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smakawhat on 09-15-2012

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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 5
Photo of BuccoFan
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not a huge brown ale fan, but this was available at an event I was at, and I sort of enjoyed it. Look was very impressive--nice head and good lace. Taste was subtle, relatively smooth, especially given its ABV. Nothing really stood out about it, but it was pretty good.

Photo of Big_V
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love brown ales and this one ranks up there with the best I've tried. Nice color with 1 finger head. Aggressive pour. Aroma is faint chocolate with roasted nuts. The pecans were not over powering and this was quite smooth for the abv. I would purchase again.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting favor (not in a good way). Not one I will seek out.

Photo of cjgiant
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Appearance is solid deep brown, but looks a bit muddy. The head is a nice tan foamy top that lingers for a while, and does maintain at the edges medium thick. A little agitation bring a flurry of carbonation back. The nose is nice toasted nut, peanut, hint of coffee even, dark bread, and maybe a hint if wood.

Taste is fairly classic brown ale up front. A little in I get nutty coffee (hazelnut?), woody, with a medium-light alcohol presence. At temp the beer is fairly smooth, medium bodied. Carbonation is somewhat light compared to appearance. Woody notes may come from hops, as late taste has just a bit of resin wood/pine feel/taste.

A fine beer, but definitely suggest letting it warm to a medium temp (room temp may be too much).

Photo of smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a tall tumbler at the pug. Brewer describes this as an Imperial Brown Ale.

Not the best place to judge the color, but a deep dark brown, with red edges, served tall with no head, but manages to leave the thinnest of all colars while drinking. Decent.

Nose is nice dry toasted malts, faint milk chocolate, but a nice bit of carob or perhaps its light soy sauce. Meaty smelling, jerky. Interesting, but for and imperial it doesnt smell big. Nut and tannic action dry sense not very obvious.

Palate hits with a slightly wet classic standard brown ale flavor. Slightly toasty, a little density of nut and chocolate. Finish is strangely not boozy or big either, this is a good thing.

Overall good beer and even with the large abv its not noticeable and highly drinkable. But.. The richness and sense of bigness this beer advertises itself as does not come through. It tastes like a standard decent worthy brown ale, but special or particularly wow factor or amazing not really. Would drink again.

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Southern Belle from 3 Stars Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.