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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

730 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.36%
Wants: 52
Gots: 62 | 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 carlborch:
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carlborch

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The (unfiltered?) ale poured to a light pink haze. 2-inch pinkish head formed, but settled rapidly. Belgian lace did not form. Nice berry nose and palate with some bitter and green-leaf edges. Medium-light body with attenuated lingering. Hints of sweetness balanced against the bitter notes.The fruit notes are most evident and intriguing when served at cellar temperatures rather than refrigerated. Although promoted as "brewed special for those ladies who enjoy their wine" that is far too limiting. This brew is appropriate for both genders, wine-drinker or not.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 22:57:01 | More by carlborch
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Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.