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Short's The Woodmaster - Short's Brewing Company

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260 Ratings

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 47
Gots: 23 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.9%

goast8127, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

TheBeerDad, Dec 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

avalonct, Feb 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

jbonch, Jun 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

domfreego, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

zchops, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

king75, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of beerhan
4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. One of the most amazing descriptions of a beer ever.

Poured into a goblet, nice thin head with a gorgeous brown color.

Smells straight up like maple syrup and alcohol. Not much else going on.

Taste is phenomenal on this beer. Lots of maple syrup, nuttiness, booze, caramel. This tastes so good that I want one all the time.

Very drinkable and has a great mouthfeel. It is like drinking waffles with nuts and godiva on them. Amazing unique brew and the best thing shorts has ever done in my opinion. Such a beautiful beer.

beerhan, Feb 07, 2011
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4.52/5  rDev +18.3%

Roar-Calhoun, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jburchett, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

raymo55, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

SimcoeJoe, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

VinnieVanGogh, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

msuspartan22, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

qwertyiop, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Steimie, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into tumbler pint glass

A- Amber brown, moderately opaque, appearing somewhat like grade A maple syrup (appropriately enough). Fairly strong head, about 1/4 inch thick, with nice lacing.

S- The pecans seem to come out first, following quickly by the sweet aroma of maple syrup and brown sugar. I can really detect the maple syrup notes, along with brown sugar, paired with the roasted pecans, smelling somewhat like a maple glazed doughnut.

T- The maple syrup and roasted pecans shine through very nicely in this delectable drink. Amazing! The pecans really compliment the brown sugar and maple syrup notes beautifully. Also, a nice bit of warming alcohol in the finish, complimenting the other flavors well. The flavors linger very pleasantly on the palate, reminding me somewhat of flapjacks with pecans topped with real maple syrup. Truly, a chemical wedding of complimentary flavors dancing on the taste buds.

M- Medium-bodied, somewhat creamy.

D- Very, very drinkable. The lovely pairing of familiar flavors make for an enjoyable drink that goes down quite well, either enjoyed sip by sip , or guzzled at moderate pace :)

To my mind, this beer seems outstanding in many respects, from its bold and synergistic flavors, lovely aroma and color, to its high ABV- this beer has a lot to offer. I imagine this would be a nice drink to share with those who may have yet to develop a palate for craft brews, as this showcases quite nicely flavors that most folks may already know and appreciate. And on cold winter nights, sitting around a nice fire with friends or a loved one, this would be a winner, for certain, IMO. Maybe even as compliment to pancakes, bacon, and eggs for breakfast, for those "vacation" days ;) I also find the whimsical artwork on the bottle brings yet another dimension of enjoyment to the beverage. In Short's, a brilliant beer :)

B0bD0bbselbock, Jan 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

waiting4lunch, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

MichiganBrews, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a dark mahogany with a thick tan head with superb retention, and lacing. It also has decent carbonation.
S. The aroma is roasted pecans, maple syrup, coffee and chocolate. The smell just lets you know you have a high quality beer.
T. This is a very unique taste of maple syrup, pecans, chocolate, coffee mixed together followed by some sweet malts, some fruits, more maple syrup, a nutty pecan finish with hints of saltiness in a semi-sweet finish.
M. This starts out smooth, but as you drink it the creaminess takes over. The mix of smoothness and creaminess goes all over the mouth and when swallowing the beer can feel the warmness of the alcohol in you.
D. For being a full bodied beer with a 9.5% ABV it is very drinkable.
So far this is the best beer I have tried from Short's. This is highly recommended and a beer this good makes me proud that people who are local to me made this great brew.

DannyDan, Jan 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

tjbuchanan, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Rereviewed Sept 17, 2014 - Super hoppy balance from cellared beer twin of previous review. Still 4.5.

jbierling, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

hollerined, Mar 23, 2012
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Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.