Strawberry Short's Cake - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by BBP:
4.03/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours copper with a very slight tinge of pink. The head is slightly lacking, but the lacing is nice.
The aroma is slightly fruity, and a ton of biscuit malt comes through. A creaminess manages to reveal itself as well.
The taste is quite true to the goal. I found that Short's Key Lime Pie was far too sweet, but this beer had much more moderation and balance. It has its share of sweetness, yet it doesn't overwhelm at all. The beer actually has a strong resemblance to strawberries, cake, and cream, and the only thing that keeps this from being perfect is how the cream flavor falls off a bit too fast.
The body is creamy and smooth. Carbonation is on par. The finish is dry and mildly sticky.
Overall, this was one of Short's successful attempts at not only replicating a flavor, but making it drinkable. Short's is just about always good for replicating flavors, but making them taste good is normally another story. Luckily this was a success, and a testament to their brewing abilities.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2012 12:57:00 | More by BBP
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3.74/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to sarro for the bottle. Tasted 14 November 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours a clean amber, mostly but not totally clear (can't quite see through it). Half-finger of whitish head, okay retention and lacing.
Smells like strawberry shortcake! Sweet and sugary and strawberry. Like sponge cake and strawberries in a crazy beery combination. Always impressive when people can make beers smell or taste like weird non-beer things.
Taste doesn't have as much going on as the smell; more toasty bready malts than cake or berries. Gets more interesting as I progress through it.
Medium-bodied. Juicy and expansive, but a little flat.
A nice strawberry beer (not that I've had all that many). Pretty tasty, definitely fruity and interestingly sweet. Unique, with that sweet cake and strawberry.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 21:44:35 | More by zeledonia
Strawberry Short's Cake from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.