Short's Bellaire Brown Ale - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
2.95/5 rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.
A: Clear, light brown color with less than one finger of diminishing light beige foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Caramel and cooked mixed fruit are at the center of this beer's smell. Lesser chocolate is also detected, as well as very discreet carbon dioxide.
T: Begins off-dry, with mixed fruit and mild roasted malt that is made unfocused by carbonic acidity that shows up almost immediately. The latter half of the flavor profile is saved by intensely toasty Munich malt that follows the eventual decline of the acidity. Hop qualities, including bitterness, are largely absent although a phantom of acidity lingers on the palate.
M: Thin viscosity, watery and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This ale is a mediocre effort from a brewery that is known for putting quirky and unique twists on traditional beer styles. Although the texture is unconvincing in general, it is the early acidity that holds this beer back from being a better example of its style.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2012 21:27:50 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
4.14/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Chestnut brown color nice and deep but clear. Small head that disappears quickly.
S- Strong cocoa and roasted caramel. Delicious.
T- Cocoa, chocolate, roasted caramel. Lots of roasted malt backbone around. Smooth finish
M- Creamy, smooth. Paves the way to the gullet with a feather bed like feeling.
O- Very good example of a brown ale. Well suited for a late fall bon fire. One of my favorite Shorts brews.
Serving type: on-tap
01-07-2014 18:07:55 | More by Emnmarko
Short's Bellaire Brown Ale from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.