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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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815 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 52
Gots: 85 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ComRock12, Dec 28, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Pinkish rose bodied beer with one finger of egg shell white head. Drops quickly to a thin cap.

Smell: Really sweet and tart berry notes. Get a little bit of a medicinal note from this beer.

Taste: This beer is tart upfront and it finishes sweet. A "muttled" berry medley (I really cant draw out any of the individual berries that were used to brew this beer) and some cherries that are married with a bready malt profile. Really a different animal when it comes to a fruit beer; I am not sure if I like it or not. It has a medicinal, menthol "ish", eucaliptus leaf, and a slightly metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The beer has a syrupy feel to it, but it also has some prickly carbonation when the beer lands onto your tongue. Not a very boozey beer at all.

Overall: I guess that I am spoiled with all the New Glarus Fruit beers. I have tried Apple Ale, Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, and Serendipity; so I have a fairely good idea of what the best fruits beers are all about. This beer isnt horrible, but it is definately a little bit odd in my mind. This beer reminds me of a beer called Pink Killer and its a bit of an improvement from that beer. It is hard to finish the 12oz bottle. I bet Dan Carey could make an amazing fruit beer from the 4 berries that are used to brew this beer.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Dec 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pinking red. white head, average lacing.

s: smells like strawberry jam. sweet smell

t: very berry. strawberry, blueberry, raspberry. wine like tannins/acidity/alcohol. no hop flavor but is balanced with rye

m: bubbbly, too much so.

o: i never expect much from fruit beers, but this exceeded my low expectations. would be a good summer beer, however, i could not see myself having more than 1 in a sitting.

SAxDRC5, Dec 11, 2012
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Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.