Short's Bellaire Brown Ale - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Nice color, fairly clear, though a bit of yeast falls in at the finish. It's kind of a reddish brown, not like a brown on the blacker side. With a kind of thin head, about a cm or so, and it looks pretty loose, doesn't leave much lacing. Smells pretty good, like some burnt caramellized sugars, a hint of chocolate in the background, and a very nice clean sweetness in the beer. Nice and grainy I think, this fits the bill of a nice brown ale. Nothing excessive, everything in nice balance. The taste has all the things from the smell, with a tiny bit of sweet coffee thrown in there too. Starts on a nice little roasty, toasty note, comes in a bit grainy, like raw grainy, then it gets a bit sweet, with the nice burnt sugars, and a bit of bread too. All of the flavors kind of blend in nicely in the end, with some good cleanness. I like the taste, but it's not a standout, one of the beers you could drink often, but I doubt if I would crave it. The body is kind of thin I think, with a burst of carbonation at the start, and it disappears quickly. It's quite alright, but nothing too great. The drinkability is probably the best part. Nice and interesting, not a heavy hitter, nice balance, and despite the lighter body, is satisfying and enjoyable. I would reach for another if I didn't have something else to drink.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2009 00:52:30 | More by taylorhamrick
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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 493 ratings.