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Short's The Magician - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 03-21-2008

"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."
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Ratings: 373 | Reviews: 169
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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: pours a brownish ruby with very little tan head that dissapates quickly and leaves no lacing worth mentioning.

S: toast. With a touch of sweetness and a hint of dark fruits. The dark bread toast aroma dominates.... I don't find the smell unpleasant, deffinatly reminds me of toast with a light touch if sweet jelly.

T: much like the nose, dak toast flavor dominates, with a light touch of sweetness, deffinatly still have that while toast and jelly thing going on.

M: medium body with medium carbonation, feels a bit grainy to me, and finishes dry.... not a huge fan of the body on this brew. A bit of a lingering dry bread crust after taste.

O: a strange brew, not to sure what to make of this one, kind of one, Alot different then any other brew I have had latley, deffinatly not bad, Not a huge fan of the aftertaste though...

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12 oz bottle without a visible bottling date poured in to Founders tulip.

A - Medium translucent amber/brown colour with one finger of tan coloured head that quickly receded to a few bubbles.

S - Floral aroma up front with caramel, toffee and earthy notes. Not a very inviting nose.

T - Big floral hop flavour up front with a moderate bitterness. The malts add a lot of sweetness and big toffee, dark caramel and brown sugar flavours.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation.

O - This was a drain pour for me. There was nothing about this - from the floral hop profile to the overly sweet malt bill - that was inviting to me.

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Short's The Magician from Short's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.