Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by drizzam:
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours with a hazy soft red body, topped by a nice one finger white head. Good head retention and spotty lacing left down the inside of my nonic.
S - The sweet berry aroma is certainly inviting. I'm not able to pick out one specific berry in the mix, it seems like a mixture of berry juice...it does come across a tad bit artificial, and that would be my only knock on it.
T & M - That berry aroma carried over into the taste. Strawberry seems to come across first and foremost, followed by some peach and maybe a bit of blackberry. The peach is a wildcard here, as the label states it was brewed with blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry. There is a slight bitterness amid the sweet berry flavors. Not highly complex. I am actually shocked that this is a 9% ABV brew, as the alcohol is VERY well hidden. Thin mouthfeel and it finishes crisp.
D - If the ABV is correct on this listing, I could see how this could be a deadly little brew that would sneak right up on you. I would have assumed half the ABV if I were guessing. A tasty little brew from Shorts...certainly not world class but a good fruit beer to quaff on a hot Summer night.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2011 05:27:51 | More by drizzam
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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 748 ratings.