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Short's Autumn Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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82
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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | 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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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.

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Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.