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Strawberry Short's Cake - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 130
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-20-2009)
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

gwendolynjk, Sep 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: murky amber to orange/pink. Creamy head which stayed for a while. Beautiful!

Smell: Fresh strawberry's with a funky smell. Almost sour in a sense but delicious smelling. Definitely got my taste buds turned on. Malts are also prominent with milky remnants.

Taste: Very close to the smell with strawberries, kiwi, flowers and shortbread cookies. Off the hook!

Mouthfeel: To the point and spot on. Sour carb not too heavy and not too light. Sourness tingles the back sides of the tongue.

Drinkability: Drinks like a strawberry short's cake and I could definitely drink daily but not more than 2 at a sitting. Looks, smells, tastes like strawberry short cake and I have to rate this in my top 5 beers ever!

joshuacavett, Nov 30, 2010
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

strohme2, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

HA! Shorts did it again!!!!

Super easy pour into a tulip receptacle. Off-white soapy head falls quickly. Brew is deep ruby red, pretty cloudy.

Super strawberry aroma, lots of cream on the base too.

Surprisingly not overly sugary. Very smooth and strawberry. Very delicious. Perfect light carbonation, no off-flavors, no bitterness, and not a sugar bomb.

Quite possible the funniest brew i've ever had. Very unique and enjoyable on a hot day. Its definitely a strawberry shortcake. If you like Fruit Brews, this is a MUST try! Thanks Adam for sharing.

chugalug06, Sep 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

domfreego, Aug 19, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What can I say about this beer. My 3rd bottle. All 3 were gushers to varying extents. 12oz into Pint glass.

A- Pink rose with roange amber highlights and a huge head.

S- Dead-on strawberry shortcake. The sweet cream, the berries, and the cake. Wow.

T- Spot-on again. I don't know how the Shorts guys do it, but this is strawberry shortcake in a bottle. Great berry notes and cake flavoring. How do you get a beer to taste like cake?

M- A bit overcarbonated in the pour but it works in the mouthfeel. Light body but it suits the flavors well.

D- Insane. I know this beer isn't for everyone, but this is the beer I'm meant to drink. A stunning beer. One of the most unique and tasty beers I've ever come across.. Fantastic.

ShogoKawada, Sep 23, 2010
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4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Several samples of this fest favorite at Great Taste of the Midwest.

A-Hazy, light reddish amber coming very close to the color of a ripe strawberry. A pink tinged, off-white head that held on strong. A nice touch at the fest was the serving of this with a fresh strawberry, whipped cream topped, garnish!

S-This is easy--make strawberry shortcake, stick your nose into the bowl and inhale deeply! A big wafting of fresh strawberries followed by biscuit malt and a subtle touch of lactose sweetness! Wow...simply Wow!

T-An almost complete duplicate of the aroma with fresh, tart, strawberries up front followed by biscuit malt and a lightly sweet finish. The only "detractor" is a touch of floral hops that actually lets this "brew" resemble a beer!

M-Light bodied, sharp and crisp with a touch of sour tartness. Good lingeing flavours for such a light beer.

D-Okay--WTF!? How the hell does Joe and company nail these crazy beers as well as they do? I wonder how many R&D batches they produce to finally figure things out? What an amzing beer. It calls itself Strawberry Short's Cake and well...it is! Simply OUTSTANDING!

Deuane, Aug 18, 2009
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4.61/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I hunt this beer down every year, draft and bottles. Its very much worth the searching.

A: Pours a half finger head with light red/pink hues. Actively carbonated, appetizing.

S: Freshly cut strawberries and busciut/malt on the nose. Can even smell a hint of the milk sugar thats added oh so nicely.

T: Very sweet and tart at the same time, the strawberry flavor is perfect! A little over-carbonated I suppose, but it works perfect with this particular beer.. any less carbonation and it would be flat in my opinion.

M: Really a great feel to this one, sugary and sweet. Sticky strawberry mouthfeel with a nice aftertaste of buscuit malty-ness.

O: Excellent. Another home run for shorts. Like a beer anniversary every time I crack one open.

Drk93TT, Aug 08, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz gifted to me as a great 12 pack of Short's brews when Kbeals made a night out of hanging with me and the Boise peeps. Kevin was great company and is certainly good people... Thanks buddy.

Poured into my Old Guardian goblet... Nice 2 finger tan head.. the brew is orange... okay retention.. no lace .. and judging by the crackling bubbles this is gonna be pretty carbonated.

The aroma is "almost" everything advertised... Smuckers jam... bits of biscuit.. but the fruit is so far out front it demolishes everything else... still pretty damn amazing.

Berries are very present on the palate, yet not as much as the nose.. toasted bread and doughy malts really play well... I'm having a harder time picking out the milk sugars or anything resembling "cream", but that said, this brew delivers! The "shortcake" element really shows on the finish.. biscuity and fruit essence linger forever.

Carbonation seems a tad high, but this bottle was underfilled which likely led to the abundant bubbles.. the mouthfeel could use a bit of plushiness.

Astonished that this can be delivered on a liquid platform.. just awesome.... I had this numerous times at the '09 GABF and kept going back and braving the lines because I couldn't believe from pour to pour that it was good as my mind was making it out to be. It is. Believe... I do.


Big props once again to Kbeals.... Kevin, damn glad I had the honor of meeting you in person.... you are always welcome in Boise.

JohnGalt1, Sep 15, 2010
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Strawberry Short's Cake from Short's Brewing Company
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