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Short's The Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

668 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 668
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.57%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.00% 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. 
14 I.B.U.'s
20 deg. Plato
9 % A.B.V.

(Beer added by: fantome on 06-18-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 668 | Reviews: 279 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by madeofsteel:
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madeofsteel

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a tulip, has a dark pink coloring with an *adorable* pink head of about a finger's height. Minimal retention and lacing.

S - Smells sour, like a wild ale. Or vinegar. I can't decide.

T - Tastes like what's advertised. Beer mixed with fruit slurry. Some strawberry and blueberry. Unpleasant sort of sour finish. Which, under normal circumstances, wouldn't be too bad, but it doesn't strike me as something that was done on purpose.

M - Mellow carb, dry finish.

O - Not really my thing, but I can see why it's such a hit with the ladies. It's a cheerleader beer that's actually *half* beer and not just malt beverage. It is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 21:52:02 | More by madeofsteel
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A beautiful brick red with poor white head and minimal lacing. The smell on the the other hand is robust and very fruity. Strawberry, raspberry, and blueberries all very noticeable. The taste is a good bitter followed by the fruitiness. The alcohol warmth is quite nice in my opinion. A the mouthfell makes this a pretty drinkable brew overall. Id say in the end this is a really drinkable brew without the the artificial taste of berries.

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Taste: some malts, initial fruity taste of raspberry and oranges. Very smooth and light for a high percent beer.

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Short's The Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
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