Southern Belle | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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94 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

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Added by Smakawhat on 09-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,869
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
94
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Swift989:
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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Photo of Big_V
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love brown ales and this one ranks up there with the best I've tried. Nice color with 1 finger head. Aggressive pour. Aroma is faint chocolate with roasted nuts. The pecans were not over powering and this was quite smooth for the abv. I would purchase again.

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Photo of ScottForbes
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DahWag
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guden
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of JakerLou
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown. Very little light shines through. Thin tan head that dissipated quickly.

Smells of malted milk balls. Some roast with hints of vanilla. But malted milk balls is what comes to mind on every sniff.

Taste is roasty with hints of vanilla and a little nuttiness. Again, malted milk balls come to mind on the taste. This is a really nice brown ale. It's a style that doesn't get much love here on BA. My guess is that it's just too boring relative to the hop bombs and Imperial Stouts that rule BA.

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Photo of Nass
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This brown ale leaves a nice lacing along with big frothy off white head in the glass. I am tasting a little nuttiness from the pecan adjunct but it's not overwhelming which is a great thing. This beer almost reminds me of an imperial stout. It's really malty. Furthermore, the 8.7% abv is masked really well. This is a well crafted brown ale. If you can get 3 Stars beers in your town then you ought go out & pick up a can of this. Cheers! A-

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Photo of Skabiski
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollinlegend
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGibbons
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppy91
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuccoFan
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not a huge brown ale fan, but this was available at an event I was at, and I sort of enjoyed it. Look was very impressive--nice head and good lace. Taste was subtle, relatively smooth, especially given its ABV. Nothing really stood out about it, but it was pretty good.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of trevorpost
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.86/5  rDev +1%
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 VeganUndead
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bret717
3.63/5  rDev -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 Smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a tall tumbler at the pug. Brewer describes this as an Imperial Brown Ale.

Not the best place to judge the color, but a deep dark brown, with red edges, served tall with no head, but manages to leave the thinnest of all colars while drinking. Decent.

Nose is nice dry toasted malts, faint milk chocolate, but a nice bit of carob or perhaps its light soy sauce. Meaty smelling, jerky. Interesting, but for and imperial it doesnt smell big. Nut and tannic action dry sense not very obvious.

Palate hits with a slightly wet classic standard brown ale flavor. Slightly toasty, a little density of nut and chocolate. Finish is strangely not boozy or big either, this is a good thing.

Overall good beer and even with the large abv its not noticeable and highly drinkable. But.. The richness and sense of bigness this beer advertises itself as does not come through. It tastes like a standard decent worthy brown ale, but special or particularly wow factor or amazing not really. Would drink again.

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Southern Belle from 3 Stars Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 94 ratings