Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

857 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 53
Gots: 96 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - I knew going in that this beer was made with berries, I didn't expect it to be this pink. A thin white head disappears rapidly. To hazy to note carbonation or even sediment. .

S - Holy Berries!! The raspberries and blackberries are there, but the strawberries are the star of the show. Not much more going on, but the berries are intense and fantastic. '

T - Berries and malts, berries and malts and not much else.

M&D&O - a fun drink, is well suited for the summertimes. Plenty of nice flavor. The malts arent my thing, but the quality is there

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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a turbid pinkish orange. Very neat color. Nearly zero head or lacing.

S-Delectably fruity. Smells just like strawberry jam. Somebody grab me some peanut butter and a couple slices of bread...its time to make a PB&J. Raspberry jam too. Lighter notes of the darker fruits (blueberry and blackberry).

T-The flavor is more of the same jammy flavor with an addition of yeast and rye. All the fruits were there and they taste great. Far from artificial, the flavor is natural and tart. I think the raspberry stands out the most. And personally, when I get raspberry in a beer I tend to absolutely love said beer.

M-Far less heavy than I was expecting. Surprisingly drinkable. The glass becomes light very quickly.

O/D-Loved this beer. Drinks like a 5% brew. The flavors are natural and delicious. Kicking myself for only buying a single and not the whole sixer...RASPBERRIES.

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2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A - Brownish red. Somewhere in between amber and ruby, but doesn't really hit either well. Thin white head

S - Berries, red wine

T - Dry wine, bitter but not hoppy, booze

M - Descent carbonation, odd bitterness that hits the sides of your tongue, light-medium body

O - If I were the brewer, I would have chalked this on up as a loss, it tastes like a homebrew experiment I tried once long ago, where I added frozen fruit juice concentrate to the boil.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of Maxwell
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a murky berry red with accents of brown syrup, and touches of salmon orange. The head is eggshell white with light pink highlights, and the lacing is thin but sticky and dry. The beer’s body is surprisingly clear of particles and quite translucent, featuring a steady stream of small carbonation bubbles. On the nose, the beer is big and jammy, with lovely thick berry scents and an excellent barley malt and rye spice background. The smell is reminiscent of “assorted berry” scents, in that no individual berries can really be picked out without really shoving your nose in the glass. The malt smells of light biscuity caramel bread and has me thinking rye toast and jam. On the tongue, the beer tastes terrifically sweet with berries while the more spicy bread malts balance the sweet, and a touch of hops adds slight earthy bitters. The flavor begins with a big rush of fruit berries, moving from strawberry, to blueberry, to black berry, and to raspberry nearly so fast that the tongue has trouble differentiating between them. The berry flavor powers through the mouth throughout the taste, building to a crescendo that tastes a little syrupy and then fading into the aftertaste, but beside the berries there is a strong underlying flavor of spicy rye bread and caramel malt which eventually brings the light earthy bitters onto the back of the palate. The aftertaste rings lightly with strawberry jam, faint earthy bitters, and a touch of aspirin. On the mouth, this beer feels on the heavier side of medium in body with some nice syrupy qualities on the tongue. The mouth is left clean with the slightest dry feeling on the tongue. The beer’s carbonation is light with effervescence, providing a slight prickle across the tongue as it moves down the throat. The beer feels clean and drinkable. Overall, this is one of my favorite non-wild fruit beers. It’s big in booze and in fruit flavors, but still lets you know there is beer beneath it, and it blends those two things very nicely. It has nice the rye flavors underlying the heavy jam, and definitely has some semblance to a fruit wine, which is nicely refreshing. This beer would be great for summer nights, and is really a nice beer. Try it.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.