Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by jt31914:
2.13/5 rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
12 oz. Bottle
A: Literally 3 1/2 fingers of head; ruby red squirt color. Foam clings to the glass and very frothy.
S: Sparkling juice smell; berry is noticeable but no specific berry can be distinguished - no beer smell traceable.
T: Tastes like sparkling juice as well - no hops or beer like taste at all; the berries conflict and do not mesh well; I love short's but this did not taste very good.
M/D: Like pop rocks in your mouth. Suffice to say this isn't the most drinkable stuff.
It's hard for me to hate on a Short's brew, but this beer just wasn't good to me.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2009 18:09:14 | More by jt31914
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 746 ratings.