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Short's Village Reserve - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Village ReserveShort's Village Reserve

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jimbotrost on 09-14-2005

Fermented as "beer" from wort extracted from fully modified two-row pale malt which provides a beautiful straw color. This beer is aggressively hopped with Perle and Centennial hops. Its light body and low alcohol allow the hops to become more prominent throughout the beer. The floral aroma is attributed to heavy handfuls of centennial hops at the finish of the boil. Hearty handfuls of hops lend a grape fruity tone in the flavor and finish of the beer.
40 I.B.U.'s
10.6 deg.  Plato
4.2% A.B.V.
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a nice yellowish orange. some haze. small off white head that fades pretty quickly

Smell: pretty weak. bready, some lemon, and grass

Taste: opens up with bread and lemon. develops into a more powerful citrus that blends with a very grassy taste

Mouthfeel: nice and light. just a touch too bitter

Overall: a great light and complex beer. If the bitterness was just a touch lower I could drink these all day. Great beer, some quite english characteristics

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle date is all messed up, so I have no idea when this was bottled, but it wasn't sooner than September, I'm pretty sure. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A hazy straw color... others would say it looks like piss. Two finger head falls to one, where it stays for awhile. Nice lacing. Pour semi-aggressively, so you can get it all into your glass perfectly. A really good looking beer.

Smell: Hay. Pale malts. Slightly grassy hops. There's not much to it, but it's certainly of quality. Nothing cheap here.

Taste/feel: Hay is the first flavor, followed by some of those pale malts, and then a surprising bit of hop bitterness. The very first thing I notice though is the mouthfeel -- this actually has a surprising body to it that I wasn't expecting. It drinks a bit heavier than 4.7%, and I like that. Aftertaste is slightly dry with a bit of a lingering bitterness. A slight prick of carbonation spruces things up on the end.

I haven't had too many steam beers, and to be honest, I haven't really liked any of the ones I've tried. This beer seems a bit thicker than other ones I've had, but I enjoy it more than some of them.

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Short's Village Reserve from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.