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:
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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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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of delta490
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an incredibly dark brown with a thin ring and an smudge of head. Nice lacing. The aroma is milder, but there is a nice roasted nut quality it with just a hint of earthy hops and a whiff of cocoa in the background. The taste is more dark roasted malt, verging into Schwarzbier territory, but it still retains a hint of the nuttiness and hops in the background. The body has a decent weight to it, with a bit of carbonation throughout.

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Photo of Skabiski
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of reebtaerG
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BuccoFan
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
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 hoppy91
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_V
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
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 HookemHoos
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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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Photo of xcdarrel17
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DahWag
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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 dcbeerguy007
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of Chatise
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of julchak
1.76/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of cj8311
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of grover37
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Aubs723
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of KevMo84
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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