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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

888 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 56
Gots: 133 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: fantome on 06-18-2004

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. 
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Ratings: 888 | Reviews: 303
Photo of MadLatvian
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jakemcampbell
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robbb
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

When I first had one, I was dazzled by the taste and the ABV. The fruitness is good, but as some have said, the taste can get old after awhile. While it tastes "fruity", there isn't really one distinctive identifiable fruit taste. The alcohol taste is so obscured by this fruitiness that in no short time, you've downed two or three soft parade's and are teetering around in front of a group of 50 mostly strangers singing an Ace of Bass song for Karaoke night (even though it's not actually karaoke night).

Photo of Mambajahamba
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kittykat221
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mchegash
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.75/5
A bright red-orange. This beer literally glows if held up to a bright light. About 1 finger of very light pink head, which dissipates within 2 minutes. Can see various small to medium sized particles throughout the beer. Sparse amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4.25/5
Delicious raspberry, cherry, and other fruity flavors.

Taste - 4/5
Sweet raspberry and other berry flavors. Some sweet earthy? malt flavor. A small amount of alcohol is detectable. This definitely comes close to the border between tasting like beer vs. not tasting like beer, but I think this stays on the side of tasting like beer.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied. A light amount of medium intensity carbonation. Crisp and smooth.

Overall - 3.75/5
This is a good fruit beer. Probably not as good as Founder's Rubaeus. But this is available year round, which is a plus. Not something I would want to drink everyday, but if one's in the mood for a fruit beer, this is a good choice.

Photo of Laura1sr
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timfc
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wallbj
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winston3737
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ethanmc12
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerChick13
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious flavor. No lacing, but that is okay, I loved it. Looked good, smelled good, tasted fantastic for a chick.

Photo of WestmontStorm
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I drank one and loved it. I had another and liked it. Had a third and decided I'd rather have a beer.

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice smooth taste with little to no after taste. Would make a good summer beer.

Photo of whymusti
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kogutmic
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.