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Short's The Woodmaster - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 48
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Specialty Double Brown Ale.

(Beer added by: BelgianAleSlut on 06-29-2007)
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Reviews by nhindian:
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

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
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Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.