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

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Short's Bellaire Brown AleShort's Bellaire Brown Ale

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I know I'm thinking of this beer much higher than most of the people on this site, but I can't help myself. This is a great example of why I love me some dark beers (that aren't stouts or porters).

Appearance: Pours a deep brown color -- almost black if it's not held up to light. The head is about two fingers and it's nice and creamy. The lacing is phenomenal and holds up til the bottom.

Smell: Meh. I don't get much of an aroma out of most browns, and this one's no different. It has that typical malt, cereal, grainy aroma that you'd expect. Not bad, but average.

Taste: Awesome beer. The taste has a wallop of malts, but also consists of chocolate and coffee notes in there as well. The finish has a dash of spice and a tiny bit of bitterness, but it's just about perfectly balanced against the sweetness. The feel may be the beer's highlight -- very smooth but not too thick or cloying, and satisfying. This may just be my favorite "drink anytime" Fall seasonal, and my favorite "normal" beer from Short's overall.

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Short's Bellaire Brown Ale from Short's Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 758 ratings.
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