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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

748 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.08%
Wants: 51
Gots: 69 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Simply put: Fruit Rye Ale. A bountiful blend of toasted rye flakes and two row malted barley make wort fermented with 200 pounds of pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries resulting in a sweet fruity delicacy. Intoxicatingly refreshing and brewed special for those ladies who enjoy their wine. 

(Beer added by: fantome on 06-18-2004)
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Reviews by alleykatking:
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a darker grapefruit like pink color. Two finger light pink head that showed medium retention. Some streaky lacing on the glass but nothing too much.

S- This is plain and simple but delivers a punch. Lots of berries in the nose. Nothing more nothing less with the fruit. Some light bready malts in the backing. The fruit really seemed to jump out there.

T- Berries, berries, and more berries! Raspberries, strawberries, light plum and citrus notes throughout the entire beer. Some light bready malts in the middle of the beer with a touch of grain to them. More fruit on the backend of the beer with light alcohol in the very last second of the beer.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the beer. Berry flavor dominates the palate and long into the aftertaste. The balance on this beer is actually good even though it leans on the berries heavily. Light alcohol drying on the palate. Clean flavors through and through.

D- The ABV is well hidden in this beer. It delivers as a fruit beer should. A little girlier?? Maybe but the ABV isn't. It's easy to lay down a sixer of these without trying. I don't know if that's a good thing yet or not ;)

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 19:45:16 | More by alleykatking
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Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.