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Shorty's Revenge - E.J. Phair Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
E.J. Phair Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004)
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Photo of Linda629
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Linda629, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of droomyster
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

Pours a clear copper body with a small tan head with good retention. Big malty aromas with a light brown sugar and molasses-like character are balanced with a fresh leafiness. Taste is sweet and toffee-ish up front before a grapefruit peel and salad green bitterness balances the finish. Full bodied, a very big beer.

droomyster, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Nbdreher
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of bierdeflanders
3.5/5  rDev -10%

bierdeflanders, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of alwaysplayin
3.5/5  rDev -10%

alwaysplayin, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of AaronOp
4/5  rDev +2.8%

AaronOp, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of David_Knows_Beer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

David_Knows_Beer, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Notes from tasting)

E. J. Phair's Shorty's Revenge: English strong ale

Appearance: medium honey brown;

Smell: grapefruit with a touch of cocoa;

Taste/Mouthfeel: char, slight licorice, slight coffee;

Pretty good.

Poured in to a beer sample glass.

TruePerception, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Spaz7
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Spaz7, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Ilovebeer1549, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- dark reddish color, nice size head

Smell- malty

Taste- malty but well balanced

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was very good. Definitely one to drink again. It was quite malty but also very well balanced. Very nice!

jeffjeff1, May 23, 2013
Photo of BeerManDan
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This does not drink as a strong ale. The color when pouring into a glass was a medium light brown with a very light tan head with a medium amount of lace on the side of the glass. The smell was of a sweet fruit, caramel and roasted malts. The taste was very well balance of fruit, (almonds and figs), with a nice hint of caramel along with the fine flavor of roasted malts. The alcohol was evident, but, not so it compromised the flavor and smoothness. Great taste while drinking and a great aftertaste on the palate and tongue. Just the right amount of sweet and bitterness to make this strong ale one of my top choices!

BeerManDan, May 09, 2013
Photo of Chiefmanynames
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Chiefmanynames, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a clear copper-red color with a thin layer of white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of rich tasted caramel malts with some light dark fruit sweetness and a hint of booze.

T - Starts off with sweet rich caramel malts with a touch of spice. Through the middle some more malt flavor comes through with a bit of hop and some light booze. The finish is a mix of rich malts with some light spice and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a mellowing warming and a sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Pretty good balance of flavors but just maybe a touch thin bodied.

ngeunit1, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of RachelAnn
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I drink this beer whenever it's on tap at the E.J. Phair in Pittsburg, Ca. Always a good choice when you want something strong and tasty. It's appearance isn't as intimidating as it's name and it's enjoyable it with various meals, even salad.

Their newer version called "Vendetta" is even stronger with a similar, smooth and familiar taste. But if they have Shorty's, give it a try!

RachelAnn, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of r0gueleader
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

r0gueleader, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of lechroy
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Across the board another interesting brew tasted on site in Concord's EJ Phair.

A - Warm brown color with nice 1.5 finger head. retains well.
S - Nuttiness and toasted almonds. Very nice aroma, but light at best. Slight twist of fresh hops.
T - Yum, like a brown ale gone hoppy. Yes, I liked it for sure. A little thin in the mid section, but the hopiness is delicate and extremely pleasing for this style. A unique fusion beer, an atypical strong.
M - goes down nicely, but as I said a bit thin at times
O - Great work by EJ. Really an interesting brew with lots of spunk. Yes, I'd drink it again.

lechroy, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Jupiter in Berkeley. Pours chestnut brown with decent body. Short head that sicks around as a cap. Smells of sweet malt, some stone fruit, a bit biscuity. Tastes fairly sweet and fruity with lingering apricot and plum flavors and some sweet malt to round it out. The mouthfeel is slightly viscous and hot, but smooth. A bit thick, but not bad as a sipper.

Georgiabeer, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of Maudite
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Jupiter in Berkeley.

A- Pours a copper reddish brown with a nice thick finger of tan creamy tan head with sticky lacing. The head fell away quickly, but the bar glass smelled like soap, so I have a feeling this is the culprit. I can't fault it.

S- A sweet caramel scent with slight floral hops, a roast, biscuity aroma that was balanced well with the bittering hops that gave off a piney grapefruit aroma.

T- A nice hop presence in the body that blended well with a sweet, roasty maltiness. The finish was all hops with a strong bitterness. Tasted like a strong, heavily hopped amber. It was delicious, crisp, clean, relaxing. That 8% was sure hidden well.

M- A nice dry feeling. Sweet, yet bitter. Crisp, clean, and dry, yet sticky. The alcohol could be felt sharply on the edges of the tongue, but it was a pleasing, almost acidic bite. Warm and pleasant going down.

D- I'd try it at least once if I were you, but I can say I'll be going back for another!

Maudite, Apr 25, 2008
Photo of stephendr
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark brown hue with a tint of red –almost no head, small bubbles – nose of dark berries, cherries, and caddied fruit– Light to medium body – black cherries and a roasted malt taste, bright - aftertaste is long coffee and hops
Normally only available on draft I received a bottle version from the brewery

stephendr, Aug 22, 2006
Shorty's Revenge from E.J. Phair Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.