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Short's Autumn Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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:
Beer added by: proc on 11-01-2004

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
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Ratings: 289 | Reviews: 95
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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint

A: Darker golden in color. White head vanishes quickly. Not much carbonation visible.

S: Light piney hops and a soft maltiness behind that.

T: The light piney hops are there. A pale and slightly caramel maltiness balances pretty well.

M: Mouthfeel is pretty nice. Medium body, soft, with good carbonation.

O: A decent beer. Not really the most exciting style, but I wouldn't mind having several of these to session.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.77/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at shorts brew pub on vacation. & Pick up sixers of it every fall in SE MI !

Sidenote: I love shorts beer, and love ESB's.. therefore this is incredible.

A: A slightly hazy light copper color.. leaves a little head but mostly bubbles and fades away.

S: Sweet malty smell with tropical fruit.. just a hint of it.

T: Crisp and clean for a ESB. really hits like a amber ale and the fruit and wild stuff come in at the finish for me... excellent

M: Solid and on par with ESBs ive had, very good. Chewy and fruity.

O: Thank you sir may I have another? Will continue to buy sixers of this magical beverage until they run out and am forced to wait until next year

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: hazy, orange and brown, much like an autumn leaf. An off-white, foamy head quickly dissipated leaving the most lacing I have seen in quite a while.

Upon opening the bottle, the sweet, syrupy and complex aroma wafted upward. After the pour, the aroma was still inviting.

The flavor has a solid malty, caramel flavor with a nice hop complement to keep it refreshing and quite quaffable. A very faint hint of herbal tea can be detected in the aftertaste.

The ale was rather thin-bodied with a lingering bitter mouthfeel and robust carbonation.

The ESB style may have some of the most diverse interpretations. Some are malt driven while others push the envelope with hoppy bitterness. This one straddles the middle. While not hugely complex in flavor, the flavor profile keeps it interesting; an ideal quaffer for the beginning of Autumn.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lightly chilled 120z bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy, Amber in color. Great lacing, dirty white head.

S: Nothing fancy, does not really have any fall/spice/pumpkin smells that stand out.

T: Thicker than expected, decent taste of hops, strong spice taste but I can not determine what spice I'm tasting.

M: Good carbonation, thick and fairly rich, bitterness of hops stand out.

O: Not bad, better than the average autumn brew. It is definitely more of an ESB than a autumn ale. To me, most of shorts beers taste the same, hoppy. I would recommend this beer to a friend.

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Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
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