Short's The Woodmaster - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Bottle generously provided by Exiled, thanks Jason!
A - Pours a rather dark color, bordering on the darkest shades of brown with some brighter highlights around the edges. About a finger's worth of head builds, tan in color with moderate retention. The lacing is sparse, however, with not much sticking around from the foam of the head.
S - Immediately after smelling this I am relieved that it isn't an infected mess like nearly all of my past Short's experiences have been. It's rather complex, actually, and brings to mind a freshly baked pecan pie in the way that the sugar-coated pecan smell comes across. Lots of earthy malts are coming through here, as well as a nice maple syrup smell. You can almost smell how sticky this beer will be.
T - Thankfully, the taste mimics the smell nicely. Again, I'm getting the pecans and malts right away, and the earthiness lends an almost grittiness to the taste, as if eating them straight from the tree. The maple syrup ad brown sugar comes afterward to wash it away with a rich, sweet flavor. It's not as sweet as Clown Shoes' Pecan Pie Porter, which is a great thing, and I think it's a nice, unique flavor. Not getting much alcohol taste out of this at all.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with high carbonation. If I could change one thing about this beer, it is that I'd crank the carbonation down a little, as right now there's just a bit too much jazz going on. Otherwise, it finishes crisply and leaves a long aftertaste.
D - Drinkability is high. A noticeable pecan flavor mixed with maple syrup is a recipe for success. While not an everyday drinker for sure, this would be great in the dead of winter, much like the label depicts, but I also didn't mind drinking this one in June.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2011 04:00:48 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass
A - It is a ruddy brown color with amber highlights. It is topped with an inch of mocha head.
S - I smell some sweet chocolate and the maple syrup. It does have a nutty smell to it, as well.
T - This beer starts out sweet with a touch of alcohol. Then it finishes with earthy, nutty brown ale flavors. The finish has enough bitterness to cancel out the sweetness up front.
M - Medium to full.
O - This is one flavorful brown ale. It gives me a nice warming sensation on a chilly fall day. It is perfect for today's weather.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2013 20:15:00 | More by buschbeer
Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.