Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
4.21/5 rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: a brownish color with the slightest hint of red. nearly opaque. almost no head.
Smell: strong fruit: strawberries and blueberries, and other sweet fruits. rye
Taste: again strong fruit. strawberries sometimes, blueberries others, and other harder to identify fruits. Rye comes in the back end balances the sweetness with just a touch of bitter. sometimes alcohol is apparent. quite complex and varies from sip to sip.
Mouthfeel: heavy and sticky. overall sweetness
Overall: a very good and unique beer. i like using the rye to balance out the fruit to give the beer multiple dimensions. way up there in both fruit beers and rye beers
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 01:54:35 | More by SportsandJorts
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3.79/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a pink hazy color. Head was 1/5 of and inch, white with a pink tint. Head retention and lacing were mediocre at best but the beer was such a pretty color, I decided to boost up the rating a small amount.
Smell is of strawberries and raspberries, similar to a jar of jam. Pale straw malts are also detected, apparently this beer is made with rye but i don't get any on the nose.Getting some smells of belgian yeast similar to what you'd find in a tripel. Aroma of alcohol is light in the end.
Taste is full on fruit; lots of raspberries and strawberries with some blackberries in background. Very light malts are also in the mix, again, I don't get any rye. No hops are detected either, some medicinal alcohol is tasted in the finish.
Mouthfeel is very light and effervescent, similar to a champagne or rose. No head is present which is a shame, could have used some to cut astringent aftertaste.
Overall, this was a tasty fruit ale but it was pretty one note. Could have benefited from more body but it is a good alternative to sparkling wine or hard ciders. Good beer but not available in my area, wouldn't try too hard to trade for it
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 22:48:18 | More by angelmonster
Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.