Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
Appearance: Pours with a pink hued head that dies down very quickly leaving a very thin, wispy head. Lacing is there, but barely. The beer itself is a deep red, purple, pink, hazy color. Really an unusual color.
Smell: All berries... very pleasant. Not super strong, but nice.
Taste/feel: It's mostly fruit with the exception of a somewhat malty finish, but it's not overdone. It's not a very strong or cloying beer, which is nice. I was expecting a super sweet, wine cooler-y beer here, but this isn't like it at all. You'd never guess that this was a 9% ABV, as it's well hidden. The feel of this beer has to be the best and most pleasant thing... it has a nice medium carbonation with a medium mouth feel, and it fits this beer perfectly. Almost TOO perfectly... this is insanely drinkable, but it has a high ABV, so you'd want to pace yourself with this one.
Overall, one of my favorite fruit beers. The flavors are rather subdued, but there's no denying there's a lot of berry in this. Very refreshing, and would be a great beer to have time-to-time during hot days.
09-19-2012 19:09:05 | More by Alextricity
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
1520th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
Thanks to ErikKoppin
App- what an odd color. Purples, pinks, and red. Small plum color. 1/4" of bubbles. No cling or lace either.
Smell- off fruits. Like strawberry without lactic. Like a bad lambic. Sweet. Malty, thick.
Taste- I didnt particularly like this one. Had a combination of a old lambic and bad kriek and a off fruit flavor. This was muddled and off balanced. Didnt have enough layers and depth. A semi unflavorful beer.
Mouth- A fuller medium body with a fuller carbonation level. Old fruits and thicker malt residual flavors with touches of sweetness.
Drink- Shorts well you got me on this one. Not their best offering but just fell short. Sweet, like and muddled.
09-18-2012 02:31:00 | More by FosterJM
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured a pinkish-purple gemstone sort of color with a briefly active fizzy 1cm head that settles down with no real lacing. Smells and tastes of dry raspberry and strawberry essence with a much smaller amount of the blueberries in the background, and a sort of musty earthiness framing it all that I presume comes from the rye malt. Stays dry and crisp throughout, light body and carbonation levels. ABV levels are very well hidden. It could use a bit of tartness or a touch of acidity to help make the dryness of it all more interesting.
08-13-2012 20:18:48 | More by WastingFreetime
4.45/5 rDev +22.3%
Aroma: Raspberry and grape jam aromas abound. Soft fruity esters with no hop aroma. Wonderful dark fruit aromatics dominate the nose.
Appearance: Cloudy brick red pour with a low off-white head that does not retain well.
Flavor: Similar flavor profile as the aroma. Lots of raspberry notes, blueberry flavors, and a hint of grape jam. Balance is to the fruity sweetness although there is some earthy hop notes that provide a counterpoint. Finish is clean and dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with medium carbonation. No astringency and just a slight touch of alcohol heat.
Overall impression: Lives up to the bill. "Soft" on all the fruit flavors and still retains all the characteristics that you'd hope for in a beer without losing it's identity. Well done.
08-07-2012 02:00:27 | More by mattcrill
Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.