Southern Belle | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by imbibehour on 09-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
14.76%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of billab914
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
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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3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of cjgiant
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap, revisit 3/2016 at brewery:
Appearance is solid deep brown, but looks a bit muddy. The head is a nice tan foamy top that lingers for a while, and does maintain at the edges medium thick. A little agitation bring a flurry of carbonation back.
Revisit: Definitely dark and brown, porter-color almost. Head behaves the same.

The nose is nice toasted nut, peanut, hint of coffee even, dark bread, and maybe a hint if wood.
Revisit: harder to tell here with all the other scents in the air, but can make out the nuttiness.

Taste is fairly classic brown ale up front. A little in I get nutty coffee (hazelnut?), woody, with a medium-light alcohol presence. At temp the beer is fairly smooth, medium bodied. Carbonation is somewhat light compared to appearance. Woody notes may come from hops, as late taste has just a bit of resin wood/pine feel/taste.
Revisit: stand by statement where this is a classic brown ale at heart, even if a tad darker and ramped up in ABV. Still get the nuttiness and a little coffee. The bitterness is not so woody to me today, more clean.

A fine beer, but definitely suggest letting it warm to a medium temp (room temp may be too much).
Revisit: pretty solid interpretation of the style, imperial or no. Maybe a tad more malty up front if I had to be picky, but a nice counter--balance from the bittering.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting favor (not in a good way). Not one I will seek out.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Southern Belle from 3 Stars Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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