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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

796 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.26%
Wants: 52
Gots: 82 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

markeyri, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JustinMatthew, Jun 11, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shorts Soft Parade
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Marquette, MI

Appearance: red, small head, and good lacing.

Smell: light fruityness and a nice malt.

Taste: slightly malty, cherry, orange, a faint hint of lemon, and a touch of honey.

Mouthfeel: medium-ight and smooth.

Overall:
This is a decent fruit beer. Light enough for many to enjoy, but full flavored enough to satisfy my tastes.

megahurts4, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

duceswild, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

TonyTalon, May 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

CelticAleMan, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

timrwhi, May 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Pat316, May 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

RollBounce, May 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MaddGeneral, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

mzeld, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Trent, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Drk93TT, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dmorley21, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

klipper, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Pillowburn, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

chrisbokmuller, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

echophone, May 08, 2012
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actone2001, May 08, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a lovely pink color with a decent foam topping. It has a light fruity aroma. Michigan berries! I pick up strawberries, raspberries, and a feeling of springtime.

Tastes of light, fruity, and above all fresh berries. There’s a rounded fruit sweetness and a spicy rye zest on the finish. Slightly sour/tart with a light effervescence to keep it easy-going.

The last time I ordered this my friends teased me for drinking a beer that looked like Cherry 7-Up. Who’s laughing now? Ahem… now that I’ve brought some bottles to share with a group of friends who loved it. This is a real crowd pleaser that I’m happy to say I enjoy as well.

elNopalero, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

atone315, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

sennin, Apr 28, 2012
Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.