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Short's Autumn Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A malty amber ale over toned with slight caramel flavors and notable pleasant hoppiness throughout. An international award winning recipe.
30 I.B.U.'s
13 deg. Plato 
5.75 % A.B.V

(Beer added by: proc on 11-01-2004)
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Jdra

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-02-2014 21:41:45 | More by Jdra
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km02600

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-02-2014 02:39:25 | More by km02600
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SaltofOH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

This was the store's first shipment, so I felt safe, but what's up with no dates on the bottles?

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark, slightly reddish amber with 2" rocky light tan head. Fades to khaki ring with spotting and decent lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malt, fruity esters. Nice. "Beery" from the second I popped the top.

Taste: Semi-dry arrival, fruitiness really expresses across mid palate; not much in the way of caramel; leads to a very strong earthy bitterness. Lingering earthy/medicinal hop finish; seems over-hopped for the style.

Mouthfeel: Rich & Malty, medium to full bodied. More effervescent than I associate with the style, but not overcarbonated by any measure.

Overall: This is a really rich, malty ale with a very strong hop bitterness and lingering orange bitter pith/medicinal finish. Much drier than I associate with the season, and a little heavier than I typically associate with ESBs, but nice. I love the style and like the ber, but don't know that I would buy this again. I think it is over-hopped.

09-02-2014 02:31:40 | More by SaltofOH
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hopnado

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

08-30-2014 01:19:03 | More by hopnado
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mcrawford

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-28-2014 01:24:21 | More by mcrawford
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wtkphoto

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-24-2014 20:03:43 | More by wtkphoto
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2014 23:58:57 | More by midlifec
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RDQueena

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2014 01:39:13 | More by RDQueena
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-19-2014 07:08:51 | More by zestar
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mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-23-2014 01:00:04 | More by mrcraft
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gashmoney

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-22-2014 14:34:08 | More by gashmoney
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Flight317

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-17-2014 18:43:20 | More by Flight317
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Pelletben

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-16-2014 23:12:05 | More by Pelletben
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-25-2014 01:23:37 | More by stortore
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-18-2014 23:19:09 | More by orbitalr0x
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McBAINx

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-01-2014 23:12:46 | More by McBAINx
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emac1224

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-28-2014 02:51:50 | More by emac1224
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-17-2014 01:43:07 | More by mvanwoerm
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-14-2014 01:45:59 | More by jeffwright
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-11-2014 17:38:23 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-05-2014 21:55:17 | More by rjcoy06
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +5%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/29/2013. Pours moderately hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, pear, apple, grape, orange zest, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, toffee, orange zest, floral, grass, herbal, pine, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, pear, apple, orange zest, floral, grass, herbal, pine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and slight cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good ESB style. Good balance and robustness of hop, malt, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

12-31-2013 00:14:26 | More by superspak
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-09-2013 02:51:58 | More by heerboth
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leadahmer

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

12-07-2013 00:28:58 | More by leadahmer
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Hail_to_the_Beers

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

11-27-2013 02:04:55 | More by Hail_to_the_Beers
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Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.