Strawberry Short's Cake - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by HopHobo:
4.45/5 rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I've had this beer a few times now, but felt compelled to review it after camping this weekend and getting a special growler from the pub....thanks soooo much Leah, you guys are so great and always make us feel very welcome whenever we visit.
I've been excited to try this beer since I heard it was coming out a couple of months ago. This beer pours with a generous 3 fingers of head that hangs around until my third drink. It pours a deep amber/Strawberry color and has good carbonation for a fruit beer. The smell is absolutely amazing and spot on for a Strawberry Shortcake...I actually took the time this time to close my eyes and if it was put in front of me I would not know it was a beer. Great strawberry smell up front that is followed by a ton of biscuit malt and lactose sweetness, truely amazing. The taste is much the same for me. This is the best use of strawberries I have ever tasted in a beer. Strawberries are the first taste, which fades into a solid malt backbone with sugary sweet biscuit flavor....I wanna dunk this beer in milk. The only fall back is I couldn't see myself drinking more than a few glasses because its a bit too sweet to drink all night. The mouthfeel is light and ideal and makes the beer very refreshing.
This is one of those beers that truely blew me out of my seat the first time I had it. It is soooo spot on for flavor and smell its truely an incredible accomplishment from Shorts. If you ever find yourself in Northern Michigan and are lucky enough to try this beer you will feel the same. Seek this one out!
Serving type: growler
08-03-2009 02:53:03 | More by HopHobo
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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.