Bellevue Brewing Company

1820 130th Ave. NE Suite 2

Bellevue, WA, United States of America

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Very pleasant, mild, fragrant fresh hop IPA. About exactly what you'd expect from a prime example of this genre.
Draft
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.
Draft
Excellent lager; buttery cereal, slightly sweet, with a notably and unusally toasted-grain body. Very tasty.
Draft
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.
Draft
Orange potpourri. And on top of a tripel! What were they thinking???
Draft
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.
Draft
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.
Draft
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.
Draft
Hopefully an aberration, but this batch is really very sour, and unpleasant to drink.
Nitro Draft
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.
Draft
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.
Draft
With raspberry puree. Very drinkable, on the sweet cereal side, not super-memorable.
Draft
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.
Draft
Not so vanilla-y that is distracts from the scotch aleness, which is a good thing. Nice variety on the standard offering.
Draft
w/blueberry simple syrup.
Draft
Nice chocolatey with hints of oak. Dark but not brooding.
Draft
I didn't get saison at all here, and the brewery's description is... basically not what this was. If anything, it was a hop-forward pale with light passion and grapefruit notes, and nearly indistinguishable from NW Pale or Session IPA in character. That said, the flavor was very good, and the finish was completely without bitterness, which was surprising.
Draft
A smooth lager with a slightly milky quality and dark, toasted caramel notes. I liked the smooth finish a lot, but the forward taste was a bit more timid, so: less memorable. Still, this was very easy to drink.
Draft
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.
Nitro Draft
Mix is a little weird. The juniper and grapefruit flavors are quite strong but are smoothed out by the nitro conditioning.
Nitro Draft
Notes from last year still apply, I'd say.
Draft
Quite refreshing, nice toastiness. Very drinkable.
Draft
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.
Draft
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.
Cask
So smooth.
Nitro Draft
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.
Draft
Reading my previous description, somehow everything is accurate except this time I thought it was really nice. Maybe I've just gotten a bit more expansive in my tastes since then.
Draft
Somewhere between a pale ale and a kölsch, with a bit of fruity, yeasty tang and what seems like fragrant dry-hopping, closing with cereal sweetness and pilsner-like bitterness.
Draft
Still a very good scotch ale.
Draft
Really not what I was expecting when I ordered a Kölsch. Instead of being fresh, crisp and refreshing this beer has a weird hard to identify stale flavor. Reminds me of peanuts and boiled cabage. The bitterness was also unpleasant.
Draft
A very weird, nutty yeast funk sits at the heart of this beer - like boiled, bitter peanuts. It was reminiscent of the old Hi-Fi Session Brown, and not at all crisp or refreshing, which is table stakes for a Kölsch for me.
Draft
A best in class IPA, I think. A fragrant, dry hoppy opening, hints of apple and pine. Good cereal body. Finishes on some resin and moderate-strong bitterness, but in a balanced experience like this I'm totally fine with that. Another win for Breakside!
Draft
Bellevue CDA (2015)
Nice floral character on the hops. Better than I expected.
Draft
I will never call another beer "piney" again. This beer has out-pined them all. Dry and strongly evergreen-fragrant at first, the perfume soon turns bitter and overwhelming. I really regretted the second half of my schooner. (12 oz schooner)
Draft
More bitter than I typically desire. And yeah tasted stronger than advertised...
Draft
Good balance between caramel malt sweetness and fruity hops. Still seemed stronger than advertised.
Draft
Spiced like the holidays! Very enjoyable when it's cold outside :)
Draft
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.
Draft
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.
Draft
Meh not bad, not as big of a pumpkin fan.
Draft
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.
Draft
Watery on the palate, a nice hazelnut and roasted malt finish, but overall thin.
Draft
Some hazelnut and roasted malt, and a LOT of Belgian yeast.
Draft
I haven't really liked the IPL style so far, truthfully. I don't know if it was my food, but this was a pleasant surprise. It's not apologetic about its India Pale roots - there is a spicy hop sharpness to the attack and it's dry and fragrant throughout, but there is also a caramel, sweet (but not too much!) body to match it. Bitterness on the finish, but the aftertaste is very nice.
Draft
This didn't exactly meld together. Ringing tartness from the blood orange without any other real fruit body lingers separately - and in parallel - with the oncoming wheat funk and sweetish wit finish. I just ended up feeling confused for a while.
Draft
Great rye IPA - starts out with citrus and fruit and then a great spiciness comes in behind. Just a wee bit bitter.
Draft
After the Fort George, this seemed underwhelming. Some citrus.
Bottle
Citrus smell, citrus and resin taste. Bitter finish. Yummy!
Bottle
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
Draft
Sweet and boozy -- a little too much of both. Otherwise, it's okay.
Draft
I'd have to be in a very specific mood for this, but I still very much enjoy its clean lines. Summar!
Draft
Resin, citrus, bitter finish
Draft
Almost lager ish, cerealish, not much flavor clean finish
Draft
Molasses, caramel, coffee, not the smoothest but yummy
Draft
Solid scotch ale, caramel and hazelnut, clean finish
Draft
Not really a bitter esb, slight cereal taste with some caramel
Draft
Solid hoppy pale, light on malts letting some citrus/piney hops shine. Clean finish
Draft
Good cereal malt flavor and has that tang I like, right before the hop bitterness comes in. Nice and crisp. The fact that this beer is balanced just a bit too far on the side of bitterness is the only thing that works against it.
Draft
Takes a moment for the flavor to kick in. But not really worth waiting for...
Draft
Sudsy hop smell. Good mellow cereal flavor with a tight finishing bitterness. A bit of tack.
Draft
Wow! Pretty good scotch ale! Too bad the food wasn't that good....
Draft
I liked that this bock sat in the drier, bitter tradition of a pilsner rather than being sweet or overtly bready. Wow does the alcohol sneak up on you, though.
Draft
Smooth and far less bitter than the 9.7 ibu would lead you to believe
Draft
Post climb normally want a lighter beer but couldn't resist this. Let this be a lesson, always give in to the wood.
Draft
Part of a flight. inoffensive. Decent. Much less interesting than yesterday's Uncle Big's Brown.
Draft
Part of a flight. Seemed more sugary and simple than usual today.
Draft
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.
Draft
Part of a flight. A bit of funk, cereal body, buttery finish and -- surprise! Big bitter bite. A little more balance on that last and this would have been excellent.
Draft
Part of a flight. Whoa HOPS. Lots of bitter, citrus, floral hops in this guy -- which is to say, not more than your average West Coast-y pale, but a crapload for something you'd call a "Vienna Lager." So, no.
Draft
Cereal sourness with a slight tart acidity at the end. Nice smoothness to the body from it being unfiltered. Lingering cereal taste.
Draft
Sweet and malty, like an Oktoberfest, with a toasty lactic finish to give it that "dunkel" character. I liked that it had more body than other schwarzbiers I've had lately.
Draft
Thin sweetish cereal body with mild finish. Banana-funk touch on finish.
Draft
Nice level of hop. Nothing special otherwise.
Draft
Solid medium-roasty porter with coffee notes and a medium body. I had this with strong-tasting food so I don't know how much I can trust myself here.
Draft
Sharp malt body, nice.
Draft
Strong wheaty body with just a touch of dry tartness. Really, really tasty, though it made me wish it were warmer out.
Draft
Sweet cereal middle with some apricot/fruit notes. Some acidity to the finish. Dry, doesn't leave any tackiness or lingering flavors.
Draft
Like everything, Nitro makes it better.
Nitro Draft
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...
Draft
The Extra means "more alcohol" at 8.2 abv!
Draft
Much sweeter than expected, kind of like a beer version of a honey liqueur. Definitely strong bourbon presence.
Nitro Draft
It's thick and creamy. Also, TWSS.
Nitro Draft
Stronger bourbon starter taste, malty sweetness persists. Leaves a sort of sweet tackiness. Pleasant character, easily repeatable.
Nitro Draft
It just got better - absolutely love it
Nitro Draft
Nice but I found it to be a bit more sour than I would have liked.
Nitro Draft
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.
Nitro Draft
Smooth and roasty. Interestingly tasty head. Only downside is a slight sourness.
Nitro Draft
Good on draft. I'll have to try it in a bottle.
Draft
Superb kölsch, slightly citrusy with a lot of sunny grain flavor.
Draft
Super hop-forward with a strong malt backbone, and apparently stronger than it first appeared, because, wow. I think I got to being inappropriate.
Draft
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.
Draft
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.
Draft
It was free, so it had that going for it.
Draft
I thought I ordered peach cider
Draft
Nice grapefruity hop flavor, not too resinous, not syrupy. A nice transition to a pith and malt finish, without much bitterness. Nice.
Draft
Some tacky residue finish but has a nice graham cereal taste. Alcohol aftertaste.
Draft
Nice grassy hop flavor with the tang I like, with a big malt finish. Just maybe a touch too bitter, but it was nice. Yum!
Draft
A solid, solid, generic stout. I was glad to try it from a conventional tap instead of nitro to provide a bit of contrast.
Draft
Still very good, but maybe missing a little something, some malty complexity that I thought it had last time.
Draft
I'm not going to lie, I could barely taste it! Spicy beer nuts and judging a beer's taste don't mix well -- they're delicious, but they'll blow out your taste buds. I think this was good, but... that's all I have.
Nitro Draft
Bellevue Blonde Ale (unknown release)
I didn't know at all what to expect here, but there was a ton of flavor for a such a light session ale. The family resemblance to the brown and scotch ales are clear (cue jokes about natural blondes here?), and the finish is almost unnaturally clean. Yum.
Draft
Not sure how to describe this. This was recognizably a wit with all of the idiosyncratic spices and flavors smoothed out, leaving a beer that was definitely super-easy to drink but maybe without a strong statement of its own.
Draft
The best plain brown ale I've had. Absolutely delicious.
Draft
Still the best no-frills Scotch Ale I've ever had. Nothing wrong with the flavor at all - so yummy!
Draft
Smooooth...
Nitro Draft
Another solid beer from the B'vue, one of the smoother stouts I've had, goes down easy, though not as complex as I would have expected.
Nitro Draft
The nitro. Yes.
Nitro Draft