1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Short's Soft ParadeShort's Soft Parade

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

748 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 748
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.08%
Wants: 51
Gots: 69 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 748 | Reviews: 292 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
portia99

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of MaxPowers
MaxPowers

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-01-2014 19:39:58 | More by MaxPowers
Photo of BcOneSeven
BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-01-2014 00:41:50 | More by BcOneSeven
Photo of KevinGordon
KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-31-2014 14:59:39 | More by KevinGordon
Photo of Lucasrjoel
Lucasrjoel


3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-31-2014 04:30:48 | More by Lucasrjoel
Photo of SeanHMechEngineee
SeanHMechEngineee

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-31-2014 01:07:15 | More by SeanHMechEngineee
Photo of jmrybak
jmrybak


3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-29-2014 04:55:38 | More by jmrybak
Photo of Markus98
Markus98

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-28-2014 22:55:54 | More by Markus98
Photo of angelmonster
angelmonster

Colorado

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
Photo of drchaseums
drchaseums

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2014 22:32:08 | More by drchaseums
Photo of deakin
deakin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-28-2014 00:33:32 | More by deakin
Photo of MJCASRoma
MJCASRoma


4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-27-2014 17:08:05 | More by MJCASRoma
Photo of ryanpj
ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-26-2014 20:22:33 | More by ryanpj
Photo of MIbeer27
MIbeer27

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-26-2014 19:12:01 | More by MIbeer27
Photo of Wingsman
Wingsman

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-25-2014 13:43:40 | More by Wingsman
Photo of Aznyinyang36
Aznyinyang36

Michigan

5/5  rDev +37.7%

07-25-2014 01:26:19 | More by Aznyinyang36
Photo of Zaybertooh
Zaybertooh

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-25-2014 01:24:13 | More by Zaybertooh
Photo of ThatsStout
ThatsStout

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2014 00:36:06 | More by ThatsStout
Photo of Travitten
Travitten

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-24-2014 02:19:57 | More by Travitten
Photo of GrizXTKEX519
GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-22-2014 14:19:02 | More by GrizXTKEX519
Photo of CasanovaCummins
CasanovaCummins

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-22-2014 00:17:09 | More by CasanovaCummins
Photo of todesengel135
todesengel135

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-21-2014 18:56:42 | More by todesengel135
Photo of LukeBliss
LukeBliss


4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-20-2014 22:40:11 | More by LukeBliss
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-19-2014 07:11:30 | More by zestar
Photo of Ncpogs
Ncpogs

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-14-2014 14:31:34 | More by Ncpogs
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.