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