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Short's Bellaire Brown Ale - Short's Brewing Company

Short's Bellaire Brown AleShort's Bellaire Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Exactly what it says, “Brown beer.” This is beer fermented from wort extracted from the hearty pale ale malt, toasted specialties, chocolate and Munich selections resulting in a toasted brown color. Very light hop additions from the Cascade variety allows the sweet malty and caramel notes to shine through for duration of its time on your palette.
15 I.B.U.’s
12.8 deg. Plato
5.2% A.B.V.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by Dave_in_GR:
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance is a dark reddish brown with a small amount of tan-colored head.

Smell is a mix of malt, chocolate, and sweetness.

Taste is really pleasant, the chocolate and malty sweetness balanced by a slightly sour and bitter hop finish. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nicely balanced through the light carbonation.

Overall one of my favorite brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 01:10:40 | More by Dave_in_GR
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I had not heard of this brewery until a buddy of mine from Michigan brought me a few bottles.

Appearance is --- shockingly --- brown; with a tan medium head and persistent lacing. Held up to bright light, it's a dense ruby red.

Aroma is chocolate, caramel and toasted malt with a whiff of floral hops.

Taste is a lot of toasted malt followed by a mild, caramel sweetness. Very mild hop bitterness and just a hint of ethanol. Smooth as Billy Dee.

Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall, this is a fantastic brown ale. Smooth malty goodness.

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Short's Bellaire Brown Ale from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.