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Short's Bellaire Brown Ale | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Bellaire Brown AleShort's Bellaire Brown Ale
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3.78/5
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790 Ratings
Short's Bellaire Brown AleShort's Bellaire Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bellaire Brown is our flagship Brown Ale. Full-flavored with notes of sweet caramel, chocolate, and toasted malt, Bellaire Brown is balanced with a mild and earthy hop quality. This ale is dark and rich with a medium body. It’s hardly classifiable as a brown, but is certainly considered a delicious masterpiece.

Bellaire Brown was originally created to appeal to people who enjoyed drinking coffee, and to beer drinkers who are not interested in hoppy options. When Joe Short was creating the Bellaire Brown recipe, he desired a beer that was meatier and burlier than most browns. Bellaire Brown is a great gate-way beer for drinkers to be introduced to darker beer varieties.

19 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,232
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
790
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
137
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 790 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of Muss42
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -Andrew-
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours the color of cola and the nose is sweet like cola. Good tasting beer. The beer leaves a tasty after flavor that tries lightly on the palate. Like some.

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Photo of Pratik
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maybe i am biased towards this beer, but it’s one of my favorite. If i had to name it, i would call it nutty brown ale. I’ve tried this on draft at the Short’s brewery in Bellaire Michigan, and nothing can beat the crisp nutty flavor this beer has when served in a cold mug. I consider this as a fusion between a craft beer and a local beer. You get the craft taste, with a good taste, but you can enjoy this on a summer afternoon at a baseball game. Halfway through the glass, the beer gets to a moderate temperature, where you start tasting the sweetness of chocolate and toasty flavor. What really makes this One of my favorite is the toasty smell and not just the flavor.
Look: 4/5 serve it simple
Smell: 4.25/5 best toasty flavor
Taste: 4.5/5 taste and smell go hand in hand
Feel: 4.25/5 good for winter, good for summer
Overall: 4.25/5 i don’t review bad beers ;) must try, and must have it in the fridge

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Photo of Quackershnoc
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: fizzy khaki head that dissipates immediately; dark brown cola color

Aroma: roasty; malty; hint of chocolate and raisin

Taste: starts with dark brown bread flavor; moves into some toasty notes with caramel and a kind of milky sweetness; ends with toasted bread and hints of dark chocolate

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied; creamy; fizzy carbonation

Overall Impression: this is a good beer, not great; it's very easy drinking with pretty mild flavors; smooth and creamy

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Photo of Garyk60
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coho11
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice traditional brown ale, the look is really good - except for the head, which disappears in nanoseconds. The aromas are on point, with chocolate and caramel most prominent. Very nice.

The chocolate and caramel are also very forward on the taste, I just wish the mouthfeel was a bit fuller. Still a brown ale worthy of seekage.

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Photo of ESchweers
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alex725
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olinbeth
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent drinkable brown ale, notes of nuts, malt biscuit and caramel with a slight hint of chocolate. Not quite smooth and light enough to be enjoyed without weighing you down, yet not rich and flavorful enough to be sipped and savored slowly.

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan_Justin7072
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of doubledadster
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgarvis
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled on 06/19/17, served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear dark amber-brown. Thin white head that died back to the barest skin of foam across the top. No lacing.

Smell: Roasted/Toasted malt with just a hint of cocoa powder.

Taste: Rich toasted malt, caramel notes, hint of chocolate, some grape/doppelbock sweetness at the finish, and a light bitterness to counter it all. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, dry finish, but sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A very tasty brown ale. Went really well with food (Mushroom meatballs and rice) and I think this would not only pair with a wide range of meat, but also some desserts as well. Easily drinkable and I could easily see myself having another in an evening. A very good brown ale.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aclockworkchris
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of grawp57
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep reddish brown with a persistent tan head. Aroma has chocolate and caramel. Taste (marvelous) includes chocolate, coffee, and a roasty, toasty malt. Goes down smooth and a little thick; very pleasing on the palate and throat. A top flight brew!!!

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Short's Bellaire Brown Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 790 ratings