Short's Bellaire Brown Ale - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by bcostner1:
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found a 6 pack of this in Boston during EBF weekend so I packed it up in the suitcase and brought it back to Nashville.
A: Poured into tulip glass. Has about 1 finger of average tannish white head. Appears ruby/garnet brown. Pours smoothly.
S: Probably the weakest point of the beer. Nuts predominate but not very strongly. No real hops. A little brown sugar maybe. Some malt.
T: Very solid. Lots of nuts, caramel, sweetness, just the slightest hop bite at the finish. As it warms more nuttty caramely sweetness rises to the surface. I really like the taste of this beer a lot, but then again, I like nutty, caramely brown ales in general.
M: Very drinkable. Not overly carbonated but just enough. Definite creamy quality to it. Doesn't leave too much after taste but, again, just enough to savor. I could definitely knock back a few of these (but, alas, I am reviewing based on the last of the 6 pack that I have and, obviously and unfortunately, they don't distribute in TN...like everyone else!)
Overall, this is a very solid brown ale and one of my favorites to date. DFH Indian Brown still takes #1 for me but I would put this solidly in the 2nd tier along with Rogue John John Hazelnut and Sweetwater Sweet Georgia Brown. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2011 21:49:01 | More by bcostner1
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3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This is a beer from the folks at Short's Brewery in Bellaire, MI
Bellaire Brown is Short's stable Brown Ale. Full flavored, with a carmel and malty taste. The mouthfeel is also very pleasant. It is dark and rich, which is abnormal for most browns, but it really works for this beer. The beer has coffee aftertaste, and lacks any strong notes of hops. This is the type of beer that is perfect for beginning dark craft beer drinkers.
I drank this beer in glass, which poured a hazy brown with medium sized head. This beer tasted a bit better when it is served on the warmer side of cold, around 40 degrees would help bring out the flavors. Drinkability was great, I can always have another Bellaire Brown.
My go to beer when I do not know what else to get!
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2014 22:38:54 | More by MBbeerking14
Short's Bellaire Brown Ale from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.