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Short's The Woodmaster - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

250 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 47
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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goast8127

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-08-2012 01:41:34 | More by goast8127
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danp14

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.2%

05-11-2012 17:42:37 | More by danp14
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-23-2013 15:23:31 | More by TheBeerDad
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avalonct

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-08-2013 01:17:31 | More by avalonct
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jbonch


5/5  rDev +31.2%

06-06-2012 15:29:47 | More by jbonch
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domfreego

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.2%

08-19-2014 21:06:40 | More by domfreego
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zchops

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.2%

04-15-2012 13:13:01 | More by zchops
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king75

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

11-05-2013 01:07:14 | More by king75
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beerhan

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +23.9%

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.

02-07-2011 06:53:31 | More by beerhan
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-11-2012 21:23:30 | More by jburchett
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raymo55

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-12-2012 01:21:13 | More by raymo55
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SimcoeJoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-16-2013 13:04:44 | More by SimcoeJoe
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VinnieVanGogh

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-22-2012 16:31:13 | More by VinnieVanGogh
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msuspartan22

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-18-2012 18:21:23 | More by msuspartan22
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qwertyiop

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-06-2012 00:54:13 | More by qwertyiop
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Steimie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-20-2012 22:01:07 | More by Steimie
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B0bD0bbselbock

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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 :)

01-20-2011 07:28:39 | More by B0bD0bbselbock
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-02-2013 23:21:20 | More by waiting4lunch
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-17-2013 00:21:06 | More by MichiganBrews
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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.

01-22-2011 05:12:48 | More by DannyDan
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-22-2013 21:48:24 | More by JohnnieNepal
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tjbuchanan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-25-2012 16:13:15 | More by tjbuchanan
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jbierling

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-26-2012 04:11:50 | More by jbierling
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hollerined

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-23-2012 17:21:56 | More by hollerined
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-29-2013 19:24:19 | More by adamant1912
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Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.