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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

730 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.36%
Wants: 52
Gots: 62 | 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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jemmihazeman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-08-2014 02:10:59 | More by jemmihazeman
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McBAINx

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-30-2014 22:22:50 | More by McBAINx
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MBbeerking14

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shorts Soft Parade comes from Shorts Brewery in Bellaire, MI

This beer is often labeled as a "girl beer," simply because it contains a variety of fruit. To think of this beer in that way would be serious mistake. At 7.5% ABV this beer packs a serious punch, while being extremely drinkable. Soft Parade is a high gravity ale fermented with strawberries, blueberries, rasberries, and blackberries. This beer was created by Joe Short with the intention that it would appeal to wine drinkers, and it certainly has a wine aspect to it. The smell is full of berries, and the taste is very similar. In pouring the color is a pomegranite red and a bit hazy. The head lingers.

Drinkability: This beer while absolutely delicious, would be a dangerous one to consume in bulk due to its high alcohol content. Perfect for a summer day on the boat though!

I highly recommend Soft Parade (to boys and girls alike)!

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2014 23:21:20 | More by MBbeerking14
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purpley amber in color with a finger of head. Very intriguing looking beer. Smells awesome.. Like a berry salad, candy, and a hint of booze to remind you that you're a responsible adult! The flavor is very nice.. Lots of bready rye notes up front leading way to a mellow sweetness and the fruity berries hit you in the finish. Damn, this brings back find memories of smuttynose's hanami ale. Just as "beery" with a strong hint of fruit.. Medium in body, medium canon action and a hell of a thirst quencher. This beer is awesome.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 18:43:55 | More by facundoCNB
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RachelZ

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Overall this is a great fruity beer with high alcohol content! It pours light/golden yellow. Aromas consist of strawberry and raspberry. The taste is consistent with the smell with a little tartness and malt flavors. The aftertaste overall is excellent and sweet. I would recommend this beer 100%!!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 13:41:49 | More by RachelZ
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mkel0365

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-28-2014 03:01:37 | More by mkel0365
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MSUEmilie

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I believe this fruity beer could be enjoyed even by those who typically do not prefer fruity beers. It has a dark pomegranate red color and very thin head. This beer isn't cloudy or hazy but a very dark red clear pour that looks as appetizing as it smells.

You will immediately detect the strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry aromas that define this beers taste. The mild berry tartness of this beer mixes quite well it's light malty flavors leaving a very pleasant, slightly sweet, aftertaste. I've enjoyed this beer on tap as well as bottled; I would recommend people try it on tap first as the bottled version is slightly less carbonated, which I feel detracts from it's overall flavor.

Overall a delightful fruity beer even if you are not typically a fan of fruity beverages.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 19:42:42 | More by MSUEmilie
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AbbiBrown

Michigan

5/5  rDev +37.7%

04-27-2014 04:16:01 | More by AbbiBrown
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lundqu23

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

This beer is a little fruity but not too fruity if you don't like fruity drinks. There is still a beer mouthfeel, unlike some other fruit beers out there. Carbonation is not very high, not a big head when poured. Much better from tap than it is in the bottle. I enjoy fruity drinks so I enjoyed this beer a lot but I would also recommend this beer to someone who does not enjoy fruity drinks as much.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2014 01:44:51 | More by lundqu23
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kristen56

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark red, ruby color with hints of pink. A little cloudy with a little head. The aroma is delightful--all sorts of fruit notes. I definitely picked up on all the different berries. The taste is just as great. Can taste strawberries and all the fruit. Its a great beer for summer. It tastes and feels light, yet also has strong alcohol content and is so packed with flavor. Definitely one of my favorite beers!

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2014 19:40:07 | More by kristen56
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balcomjo7

Michigan

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Soft Parade is a fruity beer. It has the perfect balance of a beer taste and fruity. This has a very high alcohol percentage. It is around 9% alcohol. The color is an autumn color. The aroma is fruity. I smell strawberry and raspberries. This is a cloudy beer and served on tap and also in a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2014 19:38:22 | More by balcomjo7
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Augusta3

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: dark ruby red
Clarity: very cloudy
Aroma: fruity with strong strawberry and raspberry hints
Flavor: very fruity (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry) with a very good balance of sweet and bitter flavor
Overall: I love this beer! It is fruity, smooth and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 00:33:19 | More by Augusta3
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_phil_d

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-23-2014 23:32:16 | More by _phil_d
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-19-2014 23:35:49 | More by BreakfastStout
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Shmalex

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-17-2014 15:50:54 | More by Shmalex
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2014 01:47:19 | More by mvanwoerm
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OMills

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A beautiful brick red with poor white head and minimal lacing. The smell on the the other hand is robust and very fruity. Strawberry, raspberry, and blueberries all very noticeable. The taste is a good bitter followed by the fruitiness. The alcohol warmth is quite nice in my opinion. A the mouthfell makes this a pretty drinkable brew overall. Id say in the end this is a really drinkable brew without the the artificial taste of berries.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 04:45:58 | More by OMills
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2014 01:53:08 | More by FlyingHellfish
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hoffhin2

Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Red with a small head when I was served it.

Smell: has a light raspberry fruity smell with some malts

Taste: some malts, initial fruity taste of raspberry and oranges. Very smooth and light for a high percent beer.

Overall: Really good beer and I would recommend! It is unique in how crisp and fruity it is but yet still very strong and not as filling as some other beers I would compare with.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 19:50:08 | More by hoffhin2
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-14-2014 17:30:08 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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MrPlayboy

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-10-2014 02:18:47 | More by MrPlayboy
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2014 23:09:45 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2014 11:36:53 | More by DerekQXQX
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-06-2014 20:32:41 | More by Buck_Jones
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delgotit99

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-06-2014 20:01:10 | More by delgotit99
Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
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