Short's Bellaire Brown Ale - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to gnemesis for hooking up the Short's!
a - opened the 12oz bottle and poured into a duvel taster tulip. Beer poured a nutmeg brown (duh) with no head at all except for a small bubbly rim on the surface of the brew. Beer is murky but when held to the light, somewhat transparent. The carbonation isn't super visible, but the bottle opened with the right noise and when swirling the glass the carbonation surfaces. Second pour had a nicer head, but didn't hang around long.
s - Molases, malts, brown sugar...earthiness. Kind of has a toasted lager smell. Nutty as well.
t - Brown sugar leads the way. Malt only flavor profile. Caramel is there as well.
m - Like most Short's beers, a little on the watery side. Carbonation is good. Nothing too special..heavy on the malt feel.
o - Solid 3.5 across the board. Nice brown ale, better than average, but nothing crazy. Enjoyed the taste, but not one I'd seek out when looking for a brown ale. Kind of plain, a bit boring.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2011 23:10:09 | More by cosmicevan
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4/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 22:42:57 | More by myelo
Short's Bellaire Brown Ale from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.