Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.39/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Undated 12 oz bottle continuously refrigerated since before August 2013 purchase. Served in a snifter.
Pours clear, dark rose, looking nearly red in the glass. Small weak head.
Aroma: complex and fruity, with notes of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry.
Flavor: less enticing, with a bitter-sweet nature that seems more in conflict than in balance, with more bitterness and less tartness than ideal. Eventually, there is a nice, lingering, fruity aftertaste.
Feel: light body with somewhat high carbonation.
O: about what one might expewhat one might expect for a beer created as a wine substitute. Treat as a dessert beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2013 01:47:16 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
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.