Short's Village Reserve - Short's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev +2%
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.
10-20-2013 21:28:06 | More by GRPunk
3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
10-13-2013 22:10:53 | More by Alieniloquium
3.63/5 rDev +2%
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.
10-12-2013 02:19:22 | More by CMUbrew
3.8/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
10-11-2013 04:08:58 | More by superspak
3.71/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
10-06-2013 02:50:36 | More by andrewjraab
Short's Village Reserve from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.