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Howlin' Chinaski - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.57%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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03-21-2014 21:03:53 | More by DrBirdman1995
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03-21-2014 19:56:10 | More by md655321
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Michigan

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03-21-2014 02:25:31 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Michigan

4.51/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack. Brewed with German Spalt hops.
6.5% ABV, 27 IBU's per the website.

Pours out to a beautifully clear brilliant golden, forming a mousse like light yellow head with superior retention and excellent lacing. Moderate brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs or so. Thin layer of compact yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The nose is classic Weihenstephaner yeast with classic German hops, fermented cleanly with lightly bready malts, light DMS and a touch of sulfur. Mouthfeel is very crisp and very clean, true to style. The taste is a recap of the aroma...lightly bready malts, a touch of yeast, light DMS and sulfur (appropriate to style), very well-balanced moderate bitterness, minimal aroma or flavor hops. Finishes clean and dry with a delicate tea like astrigency and bitterness hanging on in the finish. No off flavors.

Very true to style, this is a classic dortmunder lager. Easy to drink, exceptionally well done. Just as good as GLBC Dortmunder Gold or Ayinger Jahrhundert bier. Highly recommended! I would surely buy more of this if it's released as a 6-pack. Exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 00:58:31 | More by Mitchster
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-11-2014 12:33:20 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Tracker83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/6/2014. Pours lightly hazy pale golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, cracker, bread, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of biscuit, bread, cracker, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of bread, biscuit, cracker, pear, apple, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on this finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, bready, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good dortmunder style. Good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:09:58 | More by superspak
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Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a slightly orangish yellow. a finger or so of an off white head that fades to just a sight lacing. just a touch of haze but mostly opaque.

Smell: lager yeast, lots of breadiness. and i get some citrus too

Taste: pretty clean lager yeast. biscuity-bread. and a hint of citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: fairly clean but just a touch of stickiness. fairly heavy for the style but still drinkable and refreshing

Overall: a well brewed example of the style. tasty and refreshing and a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Howlin' Chinaski from Short's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.