Beer 163/365 – Short’s Bellaire Brown

Style: American Brown Ale

ABV: 5.2%

Purchased at: Siciliano’s Market – Grand Rapids MI

What makes this beer different: Very drinkable brown ale

Will I be drinking this again: Shorts needs to start distributing to PA damnit.

Grade: B+

4/20/2010: Why doesn’t Short’s distribute out of Michigan?? Does the brewer just want to remain a small humble brewery, lack of funds, lack of desire to distribute farther? Regardless they should at least send beer to Ohio so I can head over the border to grab a bunch whenever I want.

Bellaire Brown actually doesn’t have a lot of smell at all. Honestly I am not the best for smelling because my sinus’ are terrible, but regardless I am just getting a bit of sweet malt smell. The flavor is a good bit lighter than I thought it would be, mostly sweet caramel with a little bit of chocolate going on. A little bit of hops going on too. Overall I like brown ales to be a bit sweeter and malty, but this is a good lighter brown ale. Good flavor, just needs a bit more.

Picture of the day: The first illegal immigrants.

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Published in: on April 20, 2010 at 8:50 am  Comments (4)  
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  1. Shorts recently started showing up in MA, so at least it’s out of the state although it doesn’t help you as much. But at least there’s hope it can make it to PA.

    • whoa Massachusetts? Thats odd they would distribute that far, but not to their bordering states haha. If you find any cup of joe up there scoop it up, a damn good stout.

      • Sorry, wasn’t Shorts, it was Stouds. I keep getting those two confused. I did try Shorts at EBF and they were awesome. Wish they would make it out here too.

        • ahh yes, Stoudts is good but shorts is much better hha. I actually just picked up a couple Stoudts beers to add to the list.


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