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Short's Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

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876 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 54
Gots: 117 | 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:
Beer added by: fantome on 06-18-2004

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. 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of RocPorterFanatic. Pours a clear, copperish color with a massive cap of pink head. at least 3/4 of my chalice is filled with foam...and it doesnt want to go anywhere either.

Nose shows lots of tart fruit with some underlying sour funkiness.

Very tart on the flavor with a fair dose of alcohol and rotting fruit. Low on the sweetness and actually drinks a little more like a sour than a 'fruit beer'. ABV is well hidden and this one gets better as it warms. This is a fine brew that I wish I had access to on a regular basis. The nose and pour of this had me thinking infection at first, but now Im not so sure. Whatever it is, I like it...sour, funky and fruity.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no bottle date into Allagash snifter. Thanks to stickman1220 for this one.

A: Perfect glassware for this beer. Pours a pinkish orange color with a half finger of bright white head. Tons of carbonation of the bottom of the glass. The swirl gives more head but no lacing initially.

S: This smells like a sour! Pumped! I can't identify the fruit but I can't dispute the FUNK. Smells of tart fruity funkiness and more fruit. Also, the Short's yeast strain...again.

T: I must say this is the best Short's I have ever had, but still different. As if the tip of the tongue could miss the tart start, it does. The middle of the mouth is all funk and tart fruitiness. I can't say that I get all the blueberry and strawberry described. What I do get, not surprisingly, is the Short's yeast strain at the close. It's so pronounced in all their beers.

M: Light to medium for sure with all the fruit.

O: Best Short's to date. B+ to A- for sure if a fan of the funk and sours.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with some sharper red berry hue. About a finger of white head and good lacing down the glass.

Tart fruit aroma. Most raspberry and blackberry with a hint of strawberry. This one is all about the fruit.

Some tart fruit hits at first. I get mostly raspberry although other tart fruits come through as well. Some earthy almost gueuze like flavors come through in the middle. It finishes dry and slightly tart.

Mouthfeel is a tad light, but not detracting. Carbonation levels are good.

By far the best beer I've had from Short's. Their yeast strain works much better with a beer like this than traditional offerings.

Short's Soft Parade from Short's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.