Short's Autumn Ale - Short's Brewing Company
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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
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
Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.