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Short's The Magician - Short's Brewing Company

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A rich lustrous dark red London Ale. Rich malt complexities lending notes of toasted caramel, raisins, toffee, and slight roast chocolate. Very light hop additions let the true malt characters promenade throughout the tasting enjoyment this beer offers."

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 03-21-2008)
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Drazzamatazz

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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a shimmery mahogany with a very slight head even for an aggressive pour.

S: For some reason I'm instantly reminded of Boston Lager. Toasted grain with some raw red malts. A bit of caramel sweetness balanced by the slightest presence of hops.

T: Sam Adams Light? The same malt aromas are here, only much more subdued. More toffee tasting than caramel, but the hops are way in the back. Malt is clearly the highlight here...but they don't really shine that brightly.

M: Thin to medium body with a medium of carbonation. Its strangely creamy, but leaves almost instantly which is why I say its somewhere between thin and medium.

O: Nothing offensive here, certainly easy drinking. On the other hand its really rather bland and boring. Normally this wouldn't be all that terrible, but you come to expect a certain profile from Short's and this doesn't live up to your hopes.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 22:02:42 | More by Drazzamatazz
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Short's The Magician from Short's Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.