Strawberry Short's Cake - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
3.78/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours with a bright copper body and quite a bit of yeast/pectin floating about. Head is excellently retained thanks to an uppity carbonation level, and the creamy tan foam leaves behind some good lacing. Who knew strawberries made for good head retention? Smell is unique, something Short's has managed with almost every one of their dessert beers. Musty, almost over-ripened strawberry flesh backed up against a doughy bread note, lactose, and a hint of tartness suggesting green berry vines.
Flavor is less focused on the fruit and comes in stronger with the maltiness, laying down a semi-nutty, bread crust and graham cracker backbone upon which flashes of strawberry and star fruit are painted. Again, a tinge of sourness like a Wild Ale in its infancy--tastes like it should be there though, so no worries of infection. Mouthfeel is crisp and inviting in its medium-full body. Big bubbles lull across the tongue and make for easy drinking. Once again, Short's manages to pull off the unthinkable in the beer world. Gimmicky? Perhaps, but the craftsmanship is always solid.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2011 02:43:03 | More by wagenvolks
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev +3.9%
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
82 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.