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Short's The Woodmaster - Short's Brewing Company

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very good

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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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

king75, Nov 05, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

buschbeer, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

hiphopj5, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Ferocious, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

atone315, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Agentveba, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Big78CJ, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Brewer1980, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

adrienne, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

alfie, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

gratefulbeerhead, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Honus1, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

InspectorBob, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of stooge
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle dated 12/7/12; tasted on 6/5/13 in a Hair of the Dog tulip glass.

A- dark brown and cloudy, slightly opaque
S- subtle sweetness, maple and vanilla
T- slightly sweet and well-balanced with hints of maple, vanilla, pecans, and dark fruits that blend very well in harmony together.
M- just the right amount of carbonation for the style, not too much as you would expect from a brown ale.
O- quite enjoyable, excellent blend of flavors that complement each other well. This has become my favorite Short's offering, which says a lot. Not too sweet, not too carbonated, and not too complex; they really hit a home run with this one. Highly recommended!

stooge, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Slay40, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

rsenters29, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Texasfan549, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

FLBeerGuy, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

kjkinsey, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

johnyb, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

CMUbrew, Apr 08, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks out to rpbuckeye for this one

Poured into my new Short's pint courtesy of rpbuckeye also

Pour: A nice rusty brown with reddish hues when held up to the light. Maybe a half finger of dirty white head that decided not to hold on. No lacing even when trying to produce some.

Smell: Sweet with a nutty like touch on the nose. I do pick up on the maple aspect of this with some brown sugar and dark fruits. There is some roasty notes within everything else.

Taste: Sweet for sure with toasted malts and the pecans in the back and aftertaste. It is somewhat a big beer in that it is very sweet and maybe too much so. There is the sweetness that I guess is from the maple syrup but it also has a burn sugar like quality. I am not getting much alcohol if at all.

Mouthfeel: I would describe this as medium maybe because of the sticky feel that seems to cover the palate but yet it is thin at the same time. Hard to describe for me. It is smooth and creamy with a let down on the thinness of this beer. Carbonation seems medium.

Overall: First offering from Short's and I guess I would say it is just ok. It is pretty easy to drink despite it's fairly high ABV but just too sweet and a bit off balance. I like the uniqueness of the nut flavor with the sweetness.

sleuthdog, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Rhettroactive, Mar 27, 2013
Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.