Bellevue Brewing Company

Commercial Brewery | Bellevue, WA, United States of America

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Bellevue Brewing Company (Bellevue, WA, United States of America)

Beers

Overall average: 73 (logged 218 times)
Bellevue 1882 Lager: 75 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Lager
Bellevue 425 Pale Ale: 70 (logged 3 times)
American Pale Ale
Bellevue Alta Muerta: 83 (logged 1 time)
Czech Pilsner
Bellevue American Dark Wheat Ale: 67 (logged 4 times)
Dunkelweizen
Bellevue American Wheat Ale: 74 (logged 9 times)
American Pale Wheat Ale
Bellevue Bada Bing: 83 (logged 1 time)
Wild Ale
Bellevue Baltic Porter: 67 (logged 2 times)
Baltic Porter
Bellevue Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter: 75 (logged 1 time)
Baltic Porter
Bellevue Barrel-Aged Extra Red Ale: 75 (logged 1 time)
Winter Warmer
Bellevue Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout: 81 (logged 15 times)
Stout
Bellevue Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale: 80 (logged 14 times)
Scotch Ale
Bellevue Belgian Tripel: 67 (logged 1 time)
Belgian Tripel Ale
Bellevue Belgian WitBier: 75 (logged 2 times)
Witbier
Bellevue Black IPA
Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale / American Black Ale
Bellevue Blonde Ale: 75 (logged 1 time)
American Blonde Ale
Bellevue Blood Orange IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Blood Orange Pale: 42 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Ale
Bellevue Bohemian Pilsner: 71 (logged 2 times)
Czech Pilsner
Bellevue Brown Ale: 74 (logged 9 times)
Brown Ale
Bellevue Brut IPA: 72 (logged 3 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue CDA: 63 (logged 2 times)
Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale / American Black Ale
Bellevue Covid Amber: 67 (logged 1 time)
Amber / Red Ale
Bellevue Creamsicle Ale: 8 (logged 1 time)
Belgian Tripel Ale
Bellevue Daly IPA: 50 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Darkwing Duck Sour: 50 (logged 1 time)
Wild Ale
Bellevue English Style Ale: 67 (logged 1 time)
English Pale Ale / Bitter
Bellevue ESB: 72 (logged 6 times)
English Pale Ale / Bitter
Bellevue Festbier: 75 (logged 2 times)
Märzenbier / Oktoberfestbier
Bellevue Fresh Hop Ale: 69 (logged 8 times)
American Pale Ale (Wet Hop)
Bellevue Funkmaster Flex: 83 (logged 1 time)
Wild Ale
Bellevue Fuzzy Duck Sour: 42 (logged 1 time)
Wild Ale
Bellevue Gin Barrel-Aged Triple IPA: 64 (logged 3 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Goodwood IPA: 50 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA (Oak, Aged on Wood Spirals)
Bellevue Goofy Boots Fresh Hop IPA: 50 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA (Wet Hop)
Bellevue Helles Lager: 79 (logged 2 times)
European-style Pale Lager
Bellevue Horse With No Name IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue IPA: 67 (logged 6 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Irish Goodbye IPA: 75 (logged 2 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Kettle Sour: 71 (logged 2 times)
Berliner Weisse
Bellevue KZOK Classic Rock Amber: 67 (logged 1 time)
Amber / Red Ale
Bellevue KZOK Electric Citrus IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue KZOK High Voltage Double IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Lady Marmalade Hazy IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Märzen: 75 (logged 3 times)
Märzenbier / Oktoberfestbier
Bellevue Medina Malt Liquor: 70 (logged 5 times)
Malt Liquor
Bellevue Oak Stout: 83 (logged 3 times)
Stout
Bellevue Oatmeal Stout: 72 (logged 9 times)
Stout
Bellevue Patrick Hazy Double IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Power Lunch ISA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Pumpkin Scotch Ale: 25 (logged 1 time)
Scotch Ale
Bellevue Robert's Irish Red: 64 (logged 3 times)
Amber / Red Ale
Bellevue Rye IPA: 73 (logged 4 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Santa Gene's Scotch Ale: 42 (logged 1 time)
Scotch Ale
Bellevue Satyr Doppelbock: 75 (logged 2 times)
Doppelbock
Bellevue Schwarzbier: 75 (logged 3 times)
European-style Dark Lager
Bellevue Scotch Ale: 77 (logged 40 times)
Scotch Ale
Bellevue Side Skroller IPL: 75 (logged 2 times)
American Pale Lager
Bellevue Sudo Crazy Hazy IPA: 50 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Thai Bangkok IPA: 83 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Triple Wheat IPA: 64 (logged 3 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Bellevue Vacuna Mexican Lager: 67 (logged 2 times)
American Adjunct Lager
Bellevue Vanilla Oat Stout: 75 (logged 2 times)
Stout
Bellevue Vanilla Scotch Ale: 81 (logged 4 times)
Scotch Ale
Bellevue Wild Child Tart Porter: 67 (logged 1 time)
Porter
Bellevue Winter Ale: 67 (logged 2 times)
Winter Warmer
Bellevue Yummy Brown Ale: 75 (logged 1 time)
Brown Ale

Limited Edition Single Releases

Bellevue Rye-Barreled Rye Pale Ale: 83 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Ale (Aged in Barrels, Whiskey)

Retired Beers

Bellevue Extra Red Ale: 71 (logged 4 times)
Winter Warmer
Bellevue Rye Pale Ale: 75 (logged 2 times)
American Pale Ale

Logs for beers from this brewery

I got it again because I knew I didn't write anything down the first time! And then I forgot! I do remember thinking this was good.
Started off nice, bright, pine-hop forward, just a hint of sweet cereal, it seemed well-balanced. Bubbly. There was a hard note of resin that grew over time into something more acrid, which knocked my enjoyment back down, but it was nice at first.
Strongly sour, dark, plummy, bit of molasses. Bubbly. More of a drinking vinegar character which made it a bit hard to keep drinking, and overpowering enough that I didn't get any of the "Black IPA" part of it. I didn't hate it, but also did not finish mine.
Lightly hoppy pale with an unpleasantly perfumey orange zest flavor. This is a recurring problem for this brewery when the word “orange” is involved. Not sure how different this is from the old Blood Orange IPA but my notes then were similar.
Interesting contrast with the Schwarzbier. Starts milder and sweeter, chocolate and alcohol. Less lactic, bitterer finish. Decent but the lesser of the beers.
Actually this was great. A bit of cola-like brightness to start, almost fruity, but the perfect amount of milky-smooth creaminess carries the flavor through to a slightly roasty finish. Really enjoyable.
Creamy, lightly fruity. Has a bit of a cereal milk quality to it, both in terms of sweetness and milkiness.
A light sweetness, just enough toasted grain, offset by grassy bitterness. Pretty strong Oktoberfest beer.
Somewhat sweeter than expected, smooth-drinking cereal red. Neither hoppy nor strongly toasted, this doesn't run in the typical locally-brewed "Irish Red" direction. I really enjoyed it though.
Opens with the faintly syrupy sweetness of a typical Mexican lager but there’s an unexpected amount of yeasty funk in the follow-through. Reminds me a bit of that Hi-Fi Vienna lager, though not so extreme. It does finish clean but I wonder where it left my taste buds…
Lightly sweet, toasty amber. Mild follow through, but there’sa not of prickly hops on the end. Sweet aftertaste, like a Helles.
Hazy only in the most technical sense, this beer was almost entirely clear. Strong fruit, primarily mango, almost to the point of distraction. Decent enough. Paired well with an excellent barbeque rib sandwich.
Bready, somewhat dry, but still with a fairly significant hop forward character. A nice beer to mark my post-quarantine return to the brewery, and I got to see Ryan too, which was lovely! I don't know if it improved the flavor, but it might have. It's been far too long.
Super perfumey, not bitter but high and dry and sweet. The piney hop oil coats the tongue and lingers.
Quite good, chewy lager with no unpleasant hop fragrance on top.
Very clean, soda-like sour, with none of the funk that was evident in the porter. Pleasant berry flavor. It was a good contrast and a good way to finish this session.
I'm actually not 100% convinced this was a different beer than the Bbl-aged porter from the other day (the boards called this two different things). It was just as sour if not more, and there seemed to be noticeable funk that may not have been there last time. It being on nitro is definitely a change and may explain the different flavors coming through. For now I'm going to keep this under the alternate name.
Like all of Bellevue's other barrel-aged beers, this is almost winey. More than a little tart and dry, leading into a medium-thick but smooth porter. Finish is slightly sweet but mellow, and the barrel comes in with some caramel on the finish. Tastes stronger than listed.
A dry cherry sour that manages to be dry without getting funky at all, but also isn't sweet or too fruity -- or boring. Clean, medium-tart and tasty.
A potato IPA! You know I had to try this. Not sure I tasted anything that said potato, but the resultant beer was insanely clean, with just the right amount of piney-fruity hops. Best IPA I've had at this brewery in a long time.
Another barrel-aged beer from Bellevue that doesn't fit the usual mold. This had the extreme smoothness you'd expect from an oatmeal stout, continuing into a sweetness. Finishes with an almost wine-like tannic barrel character. Cabernet comes to mind. Strongly alcoholic.
Decent enough piney hop pale, but the beer was filled with sediment which was kind of off-putting today.
At first this is a medium-resin hoppy IPA with a bit of toasty, spicy cereal flavor. Very pleasant. However, the bitterness builds up rapidly and by the end of a 12 oz schooner I was finding it almost undrinkable. So a real mixed bag.
Just enough maltiness to make it interesting
Everything I've tried at BBC with the word "orange" in the name has had a weird, perfumey fake orange flavor about it. This ... was pretty much in the same vein. Better than the other ones; the rest of the IPA minimizes the perfume effect, but I didn't love it.
Very pleasant, mild, fragrant fresh hop IPA. About exactly what you'd expect from a prime example of this genre.
This was really tasty. Reminds me a little of some Brett IPAs I've had, though this doesn't seem to have Brett. Slightly grapey, fruity but very dry. It's got the crispness of a nice champagne but definitely some hop fragrance and bitterness as well. If this is the new trend, I'm looking forward to it.
Excellent lager; buttery cereal, slightly sweet, with a notably and unusally toasted-grain body. Very tasty.
The worst thing about this is the name. Flavor-wise, this is quite tasty, a caramel brown with some hop bite and a clean finish.
Orange potpourri. And on top of a tripel! What were they thinking???
Vanilla + Potpourri. It tastes a ton like a mulled cider without the fruit flavor. Sweet, and definitely much less body than the regular scotch ale. But it's so perfumey that it's hard to like.
Light, roasty dark beer with a bit of a lactic finish. Honestly, I have no idea what makes this different than the schwarzbier. May have to try them side by side someday, but it's probably not worth it.
Aged in tequila barrels? Or just tequila added? The bartender didn't clarify, but either way this was really tasty. A pilsner on the cereal side with a buttery finish, laced with a nice sheen of tequila to add some bright complexity. I really liked this.
Hopefully an aberration, but this batch is really very sour, and unpleasant to drink.
Not especially tripel-like. Belgian qualities come through with some estery banana flavors and a yeasty "curl" that is fairly bitter. Alcohol is muted for its strength.
Fragrance and flavor prominently features fresh, green bitter pepper - jalapeno or Thai chili, not sure which. Not getting so much of the other Thai flavors that were described, though the fruity IPA underneath is very pleasant and not too alpha. An excellent chili beer.
With raspberry puree. Very drinkable, on the sweet cereal side, not super-memorable.
Bellevue's stout is a light, dry, almost salty stout, and that remains true here. Like the sibling vanilla scotch ale, the vanilla smells sweet, but taste-wise contributes more smoothness than sugar. The result is a beer that remains mostly dry, but quite smooth, with pleasant flavors. The only real minus is that sweet smell, which is out of balance with the flavor.
Not so vanilla-y that is distracts from the scotch aleness, which is a good thing. Nice variety on the standard offering.
Nice chocolatey with hints of oak. Dark but not brooding.
On nitro, a lot of hop juice and gin right at the forefront. Smooth, but quite clearly strong. These aren't my favorite flavors, but given that this was pretty good.
Mix is a little weird. The juniper and grapefruit flavors are quite strong but are smoothed out by the nitro conditioning.
Notes from last year still apply, I'd say.
Quite refreshing, nice toastiness. Very drinkable.
Mildly hoppy amber with a toasted barley finish. Works well with the nutty house yeast here, although the finish was a bit on the bitter side.
Exactly as advertised - Bellevue's malty-side scotch ale crossed with a distinct but pleasant vanilla flavor. Finishes a little bitter after a while, but overall, a nice treat. Maybe too sweet to be a regular drinker though.
This hits all the right notes. Fruity notes on the top, with a nice hop bitterness mixed with rye spice. Lovely.
Bottle
Solid lager. Fragrant, cracker-like opening. Not sweet, but the finish is only mildly bitter, so I don't know how authentic it is, but it is richly flavored and suits me very nicely.
Sweetish bourbon stout with a thin, cola-like body, not much bitterness. Creamy, this isn't, but it is very tasty. More immediately appealing than the nitro version from a couple years back.
Good heady sweet taste, slight sour cereal finish.
Bottle
Pretty good, strong oak and caramel flavors, A little bit on the sweet side.
Bellevue CDA (2015)
Nice floral character on the hops. Better than I expected.
Pretty darn tasty! Hop notes at the top with a sweet finish.
Bottle
More bitter than I typically desire. And yeah tasted stronger than advertised...
Good balance between caramel malt sweetness and fruity hops. Still seemed stronger than advertised.
Glad I didn't read Eden's review before I tasted this because yeah looking back it looks ugly but it does taste quite good.
On the dry side. Lately I've really enjoyed Fresh Hop beers with that oily, fragrant fruit sheen, and this didn't have any of that. It was good, but really like any number of beers made without wet hops.
This beer had a singularly unattractive look, like thin, muddy water. It was so unpleasant that I think it affected how I enjoyed the flavor. A shame, because it was otherwise good - reminiscent of toasted pretzels. Nice, yeasty fizz.
Great rye IPA - starts out with citrus and fruit and then a great spiciness comes in behind. Just a wee bit bitter.
Very drinkable.
Bottle at Home
Solid IPA. Taste is fruit and citrus with some piney/resin but not much. Malted to avoid a large bitterness but not too heavily so the hop flavors shine. Slightly bitter finish
Sweet and boozy -- a little too much of both. Otherwise, it's okay.
I'd have to be in a very specific mood for this, but I still very much enjoy its clean lines. Summar!
Almost lager ish, cerealish, not much flavor clean finish
Molasses, caramel, coffee, not the smoothest but yummy
Solid scotch ale, caramel and hazelnut, clean finish
Not really a bitter esb, slight cereal taste with some caramel
Solid hoppy pale, light on malts letting some citrus/piney hops shine. Clean finish
Malt city! Surprisingly crisp for a drink so sweet. Clean, tingly finish that leaves a pleasant residual cereal flavor, and got better as it went along. I really, really liked this.
Wow! Pretty good scotch ale! Too bad the food wasn't that good....
Smooth and far less bitter than the 9.7 ibu would lead you to believe
Post climb normally want a lighter beer but couldn't resist this. Let this be a lesson, always give in to the wood.
Part of a flight. Seemed more sugary and simple than usual today.
Bellevue CDA (2013)
Part of a flight. Much less fruity than other CDAs I've had lately, with a dank, root-like flavor, like someone crossed a root beer or a birch beer with a piney IPA. I didn't find the flavor much to my liking, but honestly, I hadn't expected to.
Cereal sourness with a slight tart acidity at the end. Nice smoothness to the body from it being unfiltered. Lingering cereal taste.
Nice level of hop. Nothing special otherwise.
Strong wheaty body with just a touch of dry tartness. Really, really tasty, though it made me wish it were warmer out.
Sweet cereal middle with some apricot/fruit notes. Some acidity to the finish. Dry, doesn't leave any tackiness or lingering flavors.
Like everything, Nitro makes it better.
Not being a fan of IPA, I still had to try this one since I've tried almost everything else here now. It went okay with lunch. But it's not changing my mind about IPAs...
The Extra means "more alcohol" at 8.2 abv!
Much sweeter than expected, kind of like a beer version of a honey liqueur. Definitely strong bourbon presence.
It's thick and creamy. Also, TWSS.
Stronger bourbon starter taste, malty sweetness persists. Leaves a sort of sweet tackiness. Pleasant character, easily repeatable.
Draft at Bellevue, WA
It just got better - absolutely love it
Nice but I found it to be a bit more sour than I would have liked.
Some of that nitro sourness at the end, but otherwise very nice. Good, but understated, whiskey character, not too sweet, and a very clean finish. Gets noticeably better as it warms.
Smooth and roasty. Interestingly tasty head. Only downside is a slight sourness.
Super hop-forward with a strong malt backbone, and apparently stronger than it first appeared, because, wow. I think I got to being inappropriate.
I liked the base beer & the rye-barreling only elevates it. The sharpness of the whiskey and the sharpness of the rye malt bite complement each other very well, with the vanilla barrel character smoothing it out. Finishes amazingly clean, with no woody bitterness.
Starts off nice, super-fresh hop flavor with an unusual sweet-whiskey-toffee finish, but the wood, which gives a totally different kind of bitter finish, seems out of balance. It builds up in an unappealing way and after a while, just starts to taste a bit like rubber.
It was free, so it had that going for it.
Nice grapefruity hop flavor, not too resinous, not syrupy. A nice transition to a pith and malt finish, without much bitterness. Nice.
Some tacky residue finish but has a nice graham cereal taste. Alcohol aftertaste.
It was free, therefore I drank it.
Good beer. But average as Scotch ales go
Seems hoppier from this keg than I remember, and maybe a little less grassy thatch.

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