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Howlin' Chinaski - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrewtalHonesty on 10-10-2013)
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Bung

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-08-2014 02:13:21 | More by Bung
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

Pours into a becker a dull light to medium golden with a thinner white head atop.Aromas of caramel/dough and some light toast,very bread indeed.Sweet dough dominates the flavor with some floral hops but they are light,more bread in the finish.A little sweeter than I expected but not a bad food beer.

05-13-2014 22:20:46 | More by oberon
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-19-2014 13:01:33 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-27-2014 00:51:31 | More by warnerry
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-18-2014 00:14:04 | More by king75
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-26-2014 22:18:30 | More by beergorrilla
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Flopjack

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%

Bottle into snifter

Appearance - Transpanrent golden to pale orange, 1 finger white head.

Smell - Reminds me of Becks original. Malt, barley, and yeast.

Taste - Light malts, and there is also a grain presence. This beer seems like its goal was to stay traditional, cereal grain, and yeast. Alcohol is very faint.

Mouthfeel - Light/medium body, medium carbonation, crisp and most definitely refreshing.

Overall - Good beer. This beer is seems to be brewed close to its intended recipe, staying very traditional. Light and also has good session potential. Happy with this one.

02-28-2014 18:12:10 | More by Flopjack
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deakin

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-28-2014 00:32:46 | More by deakin
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md655321

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-21-2014 19:56:10 | More by md655321
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-02-2014 04:23:19 | More by mtbdonn
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-04-2014 14:27:45 | More by bob_d_j
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-15-2014 14:20:02 | More by Rhf9120
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-29-2014 23:31:03 | More by DMarlinJ
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2014 20:26:27 | More by Buck_Jones
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HardyA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-03-2014 01:49:36 | More by HardyA
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +1.7%

I picked up a bottle of Shorts Howlin' Chinaski a couple days ago in their new variety pack for $18.99 at The Lager Mill. It's a new year and Short's is back at it again with a few new beers that I've never had before and I'm in the mood for something on the lighter side today, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up so it's fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Short's imperial pint glass.

A- The label is ok looking and it isn't the most eye catching. It poured a fairly clear yellow color that took on more of a darker golden color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of sticky lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by some malts being the first to show up and they impart some grainy, pale malt and bready aromas with a light biscuty aroma in the background. Up next comes some sweet malts followed by a somewhat lighter amount of earthy and grassy hops. This beer had a nice aroma that seems to be inline with the style.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by all those malty aspects that I got in the aroma, but there's also a toasted malt aspect that along with the breadyness seems to stick out the most. On the finish comes the hops which impart some earthy, grassy, and spicy hop flavors with the spicy hops sticking out a little more than the rest and it imparts a very light amount of medium bitterness that bordered on being on the lighter side with a bready, toasted malt, and spicy hop aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer that's pretty true to style.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a nice amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and an above average example of the style, it seems to be pretty much what I would expect from the style with just the right amount of crispness and it had that nice drinkability that I expect from the style. This beer had pretty good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, crisp, not filling, and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these, but I may start to get bored with the taste after a few and I think it would make for a nice beer to enjoy in the summer time. What I like the most about this beer was how true to style it is, it's pretty much exactly what I would expect from the style. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, there wasn't any off flavors or anything that I would change. I would buy this beer again when I'm in the mood for a Dortmunder and I would recommend it to anyone who likes the style. Overall I thought this was a solid and pretty drinkable beer. I think the extra little bit of hoppiness helps set this beer apart and make it a little unique for the style. Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold is still my favorite of the style, but I would say that this one is my second favorite. Good job guys, thanks for another good easy drinking beer.

01-25-2014 22:32:45 | More by StoutHunter
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Michigan

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Michigan

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Oregon

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Howlin' Chinaski from Short's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.