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Short's Autumn Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 236 | Reviews: 92 | Display Reviews Only:
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-30-2011 03:04:10 | More by brandoman63
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RudiNicole

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-29-2011 19:30:57 | More by RudiNicole
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-29-2011 00:35:54 | More by jfstilling
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McCranky

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-29-2011 00:29:32 | More by McCranky
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zoso1967

Michigan

5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-25-2011 05:45:09 | More by zoso1967
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BellsFan

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-24-2011 01:04:54 | More by BellsFan
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 02:00:34 | More by Supergenious
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 01:58:09 | More by Another6Pack
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-22-2011 01:30:47 | More by mmcnaughton
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-19-2011 03:22:02 | More by Gtg642
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morimech

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-18-2011 23:25:29 | More by morimech
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2011 06:58:21 | More by adamant1912
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2011 02:23:21 | More by MacStinson
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

11-15-2011 17:54:29 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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GoldenChild

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 13:10:10 | More by GoldenChild
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-15-2011 09:04:31 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Lukafer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-15-2011 03:41:05 | More by Lukafer
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 19:39:24 | More by Adamostella
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

an amber colored ESB with a lovely 1 and a half inch head. smells like an english pale ale, with dusty malts and caramel notes. tastes fresher and more crisp than the nose, with a moderate hop bouquet in the finish. not your usual fall beer, but i like this one for the season. a bit filling with a heavier body keeps it from being a great session, but all in all its a pretty good beer, my first from short's

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 23:44:45 | More by StonedTrippin
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claminat420

Michigan

2.33/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

(bottled on 8/23/11)
A- pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. left a nice amount of lacing with a hardy pour.

S- yeasty. as a brewer when you transfer your beer to the first fermentor to the second and you get that crud on the bottom of the first fermentor. that's what this beer smells like.

T- still yeasty but not as much as the smell. not getting much caramel malt. just biscuity yeast with some english hops. goldings i bet. lame.

M- medium/ light bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- drinkin my bro's remaining 5 beers and hopefully never have to drink this beer again.

Overall- i love short's but this beer sucks!!they are my favorite MI brewer but this is nothing to brag about. if i wanted an esb i would take southern tier's harvest which is actually bitter. i notice more than usual yeast at the bottom of my glass which makes me feel like it's a homebrew.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 02:31:34 | More by claminat420
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33nickadams

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brown amber color with about a half finger of head. A medium amount of bubbles float to the top. The smell reminds me of melted butter and slight vinegar. (I've had Bloody beer before from Short's and it actually reminded me of it a bit.) The smell is a little off-putting. The taste has a nice bitterness up front, then followed by a surprising earthiness. A nice combination. It has a medium mouthfeel that seems appropriate. Overall, interesting taste and the smell is a little strange. I'm not sure I would get this every year.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 01:42:19 | More by 33nickadams
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in a mixed of Short's for $11, overpriced. Tan-orange color with a white head, looks good. Smells like a malty ESB but nothing jumps out as special, average. Taste is malty and reminds me of an English ESB so that's good. This was a decent beer but for $11 I expect a lot more.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 22:17:41 | More by ArrogantB
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was waiting for a semi-chilly day to try this one. And here we go...

Pours a rich but dull copper/amber. head is cream white and somewhat dense. Lacing is nice, half sticky half clean.

Aroma has a blend of hops and caramel. The hops give hints of citrus and floral, but tend to lean more toward earthy. And this gives a nice segue to the caramel. Bready and a bit sticky. Some herbal notes. Just when I think it'll become a Scottish beer, the hops provide a detour. Nice feel to it throughout. Perhaps a bit more citrusy than a regular ESB, but still quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 20:14:35 | More by Mebuzzard
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tronester

Oklahoma

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy reddish brown with a thin light tan head. A fruity, earthy aroma. Taste is a mellow herbal start, followed by a juicy dark fruit middle, and a raw clinging hop finish. Hop resins cling to the tongue. Mouthfeel is rich, overall an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 23:36:00 | More by tronester
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to beerhan for this guy.

Pours a very small fizzy barely head covering, with a super hazy bright orange red colored beer.

Nose has some floral but earthy hops, almost U.K style bitter like hops but not quite hedgerow, some light malt aromas with a weird syrupy almost soured malt aroma, and some spices that kinda make me go bleh.

Taste starts with weird malt flavors again, light syrupy and almost bad malt flavors, extract maybe, then weird spices, weird spices with a slight heat and maybe hot pepper, then some light earthy herbal hop flavors with bit of bitterness. Finishes dry with a slight pepper heat and light spices, syrupy malt flavors.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, touch of hot pepper heat.

Overall not great, weird spices and some hot pepper heat, hops are there but not great, malts are just not great either which may be the spices overpowering and making them taste weird but meh!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 22:46:50 | More by jlindros
Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
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