Strawberry Short's Cake - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by dbc5:
4.24/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle poured into Barley Creek wine style glass.
A: A surprisingly good looking beer. The first time I opened one of these, I was expecting something more similar to Shorts Key Lime Pie which is full of little floaties. This one pours clear, is red hued, and yields a nice 1.5 finger white head. Looks nice in the glass.
S: Tons of ripe strawberries on the nose. I'm highly impressed how much strawberry scent is packed into this one, and there is nothing artificial about the scent, which isn't always the case with fruit beers.
T: Strawberry is the star flavor on the palate, although it isn't as one dimensional as the nose suggests. Some milk sweetness is there: I must commend Shorts for the really nice job they do with the lactose on this one. Some lactose infused beers are heavy handed in such a way that I can't get past the dairy presence. In this case, lactose is complimentary. Also picking up a bit of caramel and biscuity malt presence, which carries through the "short cake" concept.
M: Thin to medium body with moderate carbonation. Once again, I'm impressed by the use of lactose here, as some lactose beers case come across as a bit gritty on my palate. Not the case with this one.
O: This is a release I look forward to each year. This beer is just what it claims to be, a strawberry packed fruit/concept beer. They do a great job of packaging strawberry short cake in beer form, and I enjoy this beer both as a concept and as a drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2013 00:22:02 | More by dbc5
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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 329 ratings.