Short's The Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
3.61/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a Brooklyn snifter.
A - Pours a bit hazy and a strongly pink tinted amber color with practically no head...only a hint of a bubbly white collar.
S - Very fruity aroma filled with mixed berries....raspberry for sure, touch of strawberry and blackberry. Label claims blueberry, but I don't get any in the nose. Somewhat buttery base beer underneath the fruity aromas, soft malt.
T - A bit buttery in aroma mixed with some odd off bitterness, grainy, cereal malt, dry fruity berries - mostly raspberry with some blackberry character too. Light hoppy bitterness.
M - Lightish medium body with a neutral carbonation that gives a slight tingle. Fruity and bitter, noticeable diacetyl.
O - Just ok...drinkable but not wowing me either. Misses the mark a bit with some off flavors and a fruitiness that doesn't quite complement the base beer. The base seems to be where the flaws are and the fruit just can't compensate enough. Nowhere near the top of the list for Shorts beers...at least for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2013 00:06:07 | More by portia99
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3.59/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pint from draft. Pours a solid semi opaque reddish/pink brew with an average head.
Smells of a fresh fruit dish.
Taste is a nice blend of high fruit, tapering with a hefty taste of malt and barley soon too follow. Not too sugary which is great though the aftertaste of bitterness soon follows.
Mouth feel is that of drinking a berry smoothie with a rhubarb pie. Leaves mouth a tad dry.
Pleasant overall. A good night cap.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2014 05:26:24 | More by importedfromdet
District of Columbia
4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Strong fruit smell but amazing almost clear red color. Tastes more like a summer beer. Be careful it tastes very light but hast more than 8% ABV. Very easy to drink but it goes into the direction of lemonade more than beer. Includes blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 04:38:49 | More by Jensen83
Short's The Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
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