Southern Belle | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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3.8/5
Very Good
87 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Stars Brewing Company
District of Columbia, United States
threestarsbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by imbibehour on 09-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,055
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
87
pDev:
13.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
23
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with light passing through the edge of the glass. Modest, quickly dying head. A couple streaks and spots for lace.

Milky and chocolatey but not milk chocolate nose.

Semisweet with a light bitterness. Full bodied for the style with a low carbonation level. Short aftertaste from sweetened cocoa finish.

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Photo of bret717
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look- pours dark brown with tan head and spotty lacing

Aroma- toast, brown sugar, something nutty

Flavor- sweet brown sugar, toast, faint char and again, something nutty (almond?)

Feel- light bodied with low carbonation

Overall- decent brown ale, but too sweet for my tastes

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Photo of tone77
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of nuts, bready malts. Taste is complex, bready malts, molasses, nuts, alcohol, chocolate. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer worth trying.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WatertowerIV
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into an imperial pint glass. Canned on Dec 19, 2017

A- deep, chocolate brown color contrasted against a cream-white head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S- Brown bread, molasses, and praline

T- Rather disappointing, almost ester-y flavor that clashes with the bready body.

F- Medium-heavy, with a syrupy finish. Effervescence is restrained, which suits this one nicely

O- would've liked this a lot more if it weren't for the weird off-flavor.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rbodacious
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

From a can, pours as opaque black with a one-finger frothy khaki slowly dissipating head. Subtle aroma of sweet malt. Loaded with toasted malt, pecan, and (some) coffee flavors -- zero hops. Decently complex flavor complex with nice carbonation, but mouth feel is a bit watery so it's not holding a candle to most porters.

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Photo of mpyle
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had it on draft

Very dark and nearly opaque. Small off-white head with limited retention

Big coffee and chocolate aroma, malty sweet so more chocolate. Hints of roast. No hops

Nice chocolate malt sweetness up front, but nicely balanced. Very smooth finish. Bits of roast and bitter in the finish, but overall very malt driven and clean.

Medium body and carbonation, No harshness, and minimal alcohol warming for a beer of this strength.

A really nice, very drinkable big malty beer.

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Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Proteus93
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured deep brown, topped with a billowing head which was particularly notable. It recedes slowly to a sheet of thin foam.

S + T: Warm, roasted malts--the nuttiness is quite apparent, adding a very nice note to complement both the nose and the flavour. Very minimal bitterness, and alcohol is not completely masked, but works into the flavour well.

M + O: Medium-full body--moderate carbonation and a smooth, almost creamy finish. This is a very nicely made brown--pleasant flavour, looks good, and quite well balanced.

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Photo of imperialking
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, cola-colored.
Smell/taste is malt-heavy with roasted pecan nuttiness. Finish is more earthy than bitter. Alcohol is definitely present. Feel is a little sticky and flat - could use more carbonation. Would still get it again.

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollinlegend
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trbtodd
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jsprain1
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Southern Belle from 3 Stars Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 87 ratings