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Strawberry Short's Cake - Short's Brewing Company

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Strawberry Short's CakeStrawberry Short's Cake

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BA SCORE
81
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327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 130
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-20-2009)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Yes, strawberry delight fruit beer. Reddish colour with Caesar head, and some lace. Average mouthfeel.Strawberry aroma,surprisingly tasty as a fruit beer. Not too sweet,was getting lactose, appropriate carbonation. Yes, dessert.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2009 13:05:49 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

01-05-2013 04:13:54 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to Exiled for sending me this one!

Pours a hazy light reddish-brown with a huge 3 inch bubbly white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Random steaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is strawberry jam/jelly, biscuit, and strawberry candy. Taste is of the strawberry jam/jelly and artificially flavored strawberry candy. A bit of a sourness comes through as well. This beer is way too carbonated to the point where it almost hurts to drink. Much more carbonation than a soda. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a better smell than taste. I have a feeling there is some infection issue at hand with the sourness and the excessive carbonation. None the less it's another interesting offering from Short's that I could imagine would be pretty good if things were under control.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 04:14:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-13-2011 23:37:40 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to RyanMcFly1985 for grabbing me this bottle as an extra. Thanks, Ryan! Reviewed from notes.

Pours a really nice color with some pink shading. A bit of head and lace. The nose is quite incredible and this is just a truly well-executed concept. I can pick out individual notes of cream, cake, and strawberries. Even the non-beer folks with us with were impressed with this one. While the notes were present and noticeable in the nose, the taste really just pulls everything together so that this really tastes like strawberry shortcake. I've heard that some of their other brews do this, but I've never had a successful experience with them converting this to the bottle. Lightly creamy and delicious. I did not have any problem finishing this.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 00:49:02 | More by Thorpe429
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

so i decided last night to break out 10+, thats right 10+ new shorts beers for a nice sampling with the family. turns out my and my brother in law were the only ones willing to go down this road, so long afternoon for sure. serve cold and consumed on 10/02/2010.

this was by far my wifes favorite beer of the night and i have to admit i did not mind it one bit either. a nice light yellow pour with a moderate amount of haze to it and a nice white head that fizzed up quickly and then settled down with a thin film of lacing..

aroma is strawberries and rich, sweet cream and cake. spot on given the name and by far the best food themed beer i have ever smelled. it was just soo dead on and at the same time not too much for me. light body with a clean and definite strawberry presence that again was not too much and hit it off just about right. really very nicely done with a huge sweet flavor that came in mid palate and cut right through the tight strawberry flavor. remarkably done and really just beyond a pleasant surprise for sure.

overall a wonderfully done experiment here that out of all the oddball shorts beers we tried worked really, really well for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 14:59:00 | More by mikesgroove
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

12-05-2011 00:28:28 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Kevin for sending me this on.

A: We've got a gusher...once things settle down the pour is a red-tinted orange color, perhaps some pink, with a big white head.

S: Lots of sour (lactic) notes which you can smell far away from the glass. Definitely some tart berry notes as well, and I can pick up some sweetness from the milk sugar. A hint of buttery graham cracker crust.

T: Quite tart and dry with some moderate strawberry flavor. I get some of the same graham cracker crust as the nose exhibited, but not so much the sweetness.

M: The body is medium with tons of carbonation (due to the infection) and a very dry, tart finish.

D: This was pretty tough to drink due to the intense sourness. It's too bad Short's has so many problems as these beers all sound really great.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 01:30:11 | More by womencantsail
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-04-2014 04:26:07 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Thanks to the Central PA group from the Gang Bang BIF for this bottle!

Key Lime Pie didn't really taste like it's name would indicate, so let's hope this one does. It pours a clear tawny-amber topped by a finger of short-lived dirty white foam. The nose comprises slightly fake strawberry (like the syrup used to make snow cones), vanilla, cinnamon, and light tart berries. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some buttercream and light graham crackers. Gotta say, this stuff is kinda tasty. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a heavy carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, it's clear at least the onset of infection has taken hold in this bottle, but it hasn't really negatively affected it too much. In fact, the resultant tartness lends some authenticity to the strawberry flavor. Frankly, though infected, I sorta enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 21:27:47 | More by TMoney2591
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-12-2013 15:53:22 | More by JAHMUR
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-15-2011 18:02:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Several samples of this @ the 2009 Great Taste of the Midwest on 8/8/09. One of my favorites of the fest.

Pours a hazy, well..., strawberry! Topped with a layer of foamy off-white/pinkish head, this stayed rich the whole way through. The aroma is unbelievable in how is recreates a strawberry shortcake. Fresh strawberries up front, bready biscuit malts in the middle, and hell, there is even some sugary sweetness thrown in to mimic some whipped cream on top! A touch of floral hops in the back is the only thing that reminds me that this is a beer for crying out loud!

The taste, fortunately, mimics the aroma to a tee. Juicy strawberries, sugar and milk, and the shortcake like biscuity malts, which really makes this, giving the other flavors something to wrap around. Some moderate bittering hops ride throughout, once again dragging me back to the real world and reminding me that I'm drinking a beer. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a sharp prickle up front, that then gives way to an extremely silky feel underneath. This just moves those delicious flavors effortlessly across the palate.

Wow, just WOW! First it was Uber Goober. Then it was the PBJ beer they had at Extreme Beer Fest. And now this? Once again, they just NAILED the flavors here. I honestly can't think of a more delicious beer to enjoy during the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2009 16:36:53 | More by Kegatron
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not a fan of Short's in general. I think all of these PBJ beers and Key Lime pies never quite come out like they want but in the case of this beer, in a blind taste test I would have guess strawberry short cake. Congratulations, you've done it. Now perfect the pot roast beer.

Beer is kind of brown and has some haze to it. White head of small bubbles breaks in the middle and leaves very little lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate and appropriate.

The aroma is strongly strawberry and has almost a cream like note to it. I have to say that I'm generally weary of strawberry smelling and tasting beers. It is very difficult to pull off.

This beer tastes like it smells with one big important difference. Its actually quite bitter. I'm not sure what the bitterness is doing there or if its helping or hurting the strawberry flavor. The strawberry is definitely there though, its up front and proud. Right next to the creamy sweetness and mouthfeel. I guess the bitterness isn't really playing a role. Get rid of it and this would really be a strawberry short cake beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 21:30:56 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to RBlaszak for sharing this bottle. I have heard a lot about this beer so I am glad I got to try it. The beer pours a reddish-brown color with a large white head. The aroma is heavy on the strawberries with some caramel and bready malt. Very interesting. The flavor is more complex but just as good if not better. In addition to the strawberries, I get some caramel, graham crackers, vanilla and some light tartness. The fruit in the beer is very juicy and very enjoyable. I am not sure if the tartness is from an early infection or if it is intended, but it adds to the beer’s flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

(It should be noted that I had two of these beers, presumably from the same six pack. The other beer was drank a few days after the one I rated and it was badly infected and undrinkable).

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 04:04:53 | More by Mora2000
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2/5  rDev -44.3%

07-15-2014 13:56:22 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-13-2013 02:08:55 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-20-2012 23:59:12 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

1.98/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle shared by 321Jeff. Thanks!

Ewww. ewww. ewww. First whiff I get is of rotting garbage with spoiled strawberries freshly added to it. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a slight strawberry tinge and a fizzy, foamy off white head that has nice retention. The aroma definitely has a real seedy, strawberry presence but as mentioned before is also incredibly rancid. Carbonation is turned up way too high and is extremely fizzy. Flavor has hints of real, fruity strawberry with a mild lactic sweetness providing the illusion of cream. The combination of the spoilage, and hyperactive carbonation really kills any enjoyment I might have had of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 01:10:31 | More by yourefragile
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Short's. Milk, sugar, strawberries and biscuit malt aim to recreate the strawberry shortcake experience.

A: The ale is an amber color, brown with just a mild touch of strawberry red. Don't get me wrong though, this one looks like an amber beer. A finger of head went nowhere.

S: The ale wants to recreate the strawberry shortcake experience, huh? It does with flying colors. Biscuit malt, sweet strawberries, lactoce and sugar take their turns up front. I'm floored that the beer smells this dead on.

T: Much like the nose, this one is a proud flagbearer for shortcake. Biscuit malts are chewy and dry, setting up the lactic sweetness, sugar and fresh strawberries. Strawberries litter the finish with a mild sweetness. I am really impressed by this one.

M: Strawberry shortcake. Except for the alcohol, this is a dead ringer for dessert.

D: I should have pressed harder for a growler, I'd love to share this beer with people. Kudos to Short's for shattering barriers with this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2009 20:46:09 | More by akorsak
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-04-2013 04:07:47 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-05-2013 19:02:28 | More by InspectorBob
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-19-2014 07:12:23 | More by zestar
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duceswild

Maryland

2/5  rDev -44.3%

05-30-2012 15:52:54 | More by duceswild
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the great taste 2010

Color is an orange hued brown with some haze to it. Pours a light white head.

Aroma/Taste: The taste is exactly like the name says. It has a huge amount of strawberries. I was amazed by how much they got into this beer. It also tastes like I am eating cake. Not much of a biscuity flavor, but more of a sweet malty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and refreshing. A medium body with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with more strawberries.

Overall, I was quite impressed with this beer. I could drink a lot of it on a hot summer day. Very drinkable and very good.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 00:06:02 | More by mothman
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Strawberry Short's Cake from Short's Brewing Company
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