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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

769 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 54
Gots: 75 | 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:
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)
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Alextricity

Michigan

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
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-19-2012 01:11:53 | More by BeerHunter76
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FosterJM

California

3.15/5  rDev -13.5%

1520th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
12oz

2012 bottling
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
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-15-2012 15:48:47 | More by kjkinsey
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-08-2012 14:08:51 | More by mrebeka
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-05-2012 00:02:48 | More by CoryR
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-02-2012 18:13:59 | More by jaminjohnson
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gpawned

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-02-2012 05:03:13 | More by gpawned
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BRUKOWSKI

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-31-2012 00:12:48 | More by BRUKOWSKI
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Osky88


4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-30-2012 02:05:50 | More by Osky88
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1Adam12

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-27-2012 03:47:05 | More by 1Adam12
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stinadez


4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

08-26-2012 20:52:06 | More by stinadez
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zenithberwyn

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-25-2012 09:34:47 | More by zenithberwyn
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2012 04:08:20 | More by Kerrie
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gopens44

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2012 00:00:39 | More by gopens44
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redblacks75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-15-2012 22:47:21 | More by redblacks75
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Scotthuller

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-15-2012 19:59:02 | More by Scotthuller
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tsherm91


5/5  rDev +37.4%

08-15-2012 01:05:20 | More by tsherm91
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-13-2012 23:08:34 | More by Dactrius
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

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
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KCM

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-11-2012 15:14:34 | More by KCM
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-10-2012 20:59:41 | More by DMarlinJ
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mattcrill

Ohio

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
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-07-2012 01:34:24 | More by xxcarpxx
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TheBronze

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-06-2012 02:46:10 | More by TheBronze
Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
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