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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

744 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.08%
Wants: 51
Gots: 66 | 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 ebby82:
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ebby82

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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, cloudy amber into a pint glass with very minimal head.

The aroma is straight fruit, mostly strawberry or raspberry.

The taste is very sweet. You can definitely taste the raspberry and a bit of strawberry. However, there aren't any other discernible flavors. The rye isn't evident, nor is much of anything else.

If you like fruity beers, you'll enjoy this. If fruit isn't your thing, you'll hate it. I liked it, not the tastiest fruit beer I've had, but pretty good. However, the cloying sweetness and kind of one dimensional flavor prevent it from being overly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 17:46:33 | More by ebby82
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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.

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Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.