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Short's Village Reserve - Short's Brewing Company

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81
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: jimbotrost on 09-14-2005)
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-21-2013 01:59:25 | More by Supergenious
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let me start by stating my very limited experience with the style. Since I could be completely off in my perceptions, I'll look to re-review when given a chance, and need.

Bottle poured into a tall, Pilsener glass.

A- Dense, 2-finger, off-white head looks like homemade whipped cream. Slight chill haze to the deep, golden body. Moderate carbonation. Awesome rings. Retention at 1/4 finger. Quite clean once the haze falls off.

S- Very "beer-like." Grassy hops and sweeter, cereal malts. Light, berry esters. Hops magnify with time and warmth, creating a grapefruit aroma (though I wonder how much the flavor guided my senses).

T- Hmmm. Unexpected, initial hit of grapefruit up front. Tropical fruit. Grassy finish, though some of the sweeter flavors linger. Has me thinking "hoppy Pilsener" at points. A little cereal/grainy component.

M- Chewier than expected. Light hop bite. Moderate carbonation. The sweetness sticks around a bit.

O- With little experience in the style, I had no idea what to expect (maybe something of a blond ale). The hop profile was a surprise, pleasant as it is. Perplexing. I have no idea how to score it. Pretty easy drinker. Nice pricing point at $1.49 for the single.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 21:28:06 | More by GRPunk
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kyle86

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-20-2013 03:04:00 | More by kyle86
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detroitpat

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-18-2013 19:55:55 | More by detroitpat
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-18-2013 01:06:26 | More by jschott75
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-17-2013 02:51:49 | More by DMarlinJ
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. Small white head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Bright lemony grapefruit. Pale malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. Pilsner malt flavor, but not quite a complete pilsner profile. Grassy hop flavor builds into a hefty bitterness. Kinda funny flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very bitter. Light. Not quite crisp though.

Overall - Good hop profile. Funny malts.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 22:10:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-13-2013 01:39:59 | More by Tee2Grn
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strohme2

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

10-12-2013 22:45:50 | More by strohme2
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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear body with a straw yellow color. Bone white head sits on top. Leaves some nice looking lace.

S: Soft grass/hay, malty profile, very light earthy hop.

T: Cracker/biscuit malt, grassy and earthy hops. Light but firm bitterness on the finish.

M: Light without being watery. Easy drinking. Carbonation could be a touch higher.

O: I'm not familiar with this style, so I have nothing to compare it to. That being said, this is a nice and refreshing beer style aside.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:19:22 | More by CMUbrew
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 9/24/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, grape, cracker, bread, floral, grass, pine, pepper, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and yeast ester notes with a fair amount of malt; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, grape, cracker, bread, floral, grass, pine, pepper, and floral/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, cracker, bread, floral, grass, pine, pepper, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; with good flavor robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected for the ABV. Overall this is a very good hoppy California common style. All around good malt, hop, and yeast ester balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 04:08:58 | More by superspak
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-10-2013 01:55:24 | More by szmnnl99
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-08-2013 01:36:08 | More by Kerrie
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-08-2013 00:07:18 | More by ygolordned
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-07-2013 22:21:01 | More by SpongeRuiner
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-06-2013 22:43:37 | More by HardyA
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Color is a golden brown with good clarity. Not much head to speak of or any lacing.

S - Lemon grass, yeast, some distant hop notes. Not a big nose on this brew.

T - Crisp and refreshing clean hops up front, citrus notes, some malts in the back end. Balances nicely.

O - Nice easy drinking american lager. I'd have this again as a nice session ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 02:50:36 | More by andrewjraab
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-05-2013 03:16:05 | More by mrebeka
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-24-2013 22:20:11 | More by lewdwig
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Short's Village Reserve from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.