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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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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.91%
Wants: 133
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
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Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: akorsak on 07-20-2009

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2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An extra from surlytheduff in another of our awesome trades-- thanks a bunch!
Served in a tulip.

I popped this open and got momentarily distracted by "Girl Who Played With Fire" playing on my computer in the background... After 30 seconds I looked back to see this foaming over the top of the bottle... Dammit.

The head erupted to 6 fingers... With about 8 ounces left in the bottle.
Dammit dammit dammit.

The head looks fluffy and rocky, like when you fuck up a root beer float by trying to pour the root beer on top ofthe ice cream.

The malt profile reminds me of a sour-mashed Berliner weiss and the fruit reminds me of a Sunkist Starwberry soda. Some tart cherry notes too. The beer is not impressing me very much.

Body is certainly overcarbonated.

Overall-- I love fruit beers, when they are done well. I love sours, even mediocre ones. This beer misses both the marks.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light brown and orange, ok head and hazy

A very funky tart aroma, slightly medicinal and not very pleasing in my mind. Not a lot of strawberry aroma or Graham cracker smell

Flavor makes up a lot from the aroma, starts off acidic and tarts but quickly moves to a sweet cracker and strawberry flavor. Finishes kind of creamy and dry

Medium body with average carbonation and leaves the palate dry. Tangy aftertaste and a fermented fruit flavor

A highly interesting beer that is very bold in the idea and executed alright. Worth a try but not going to seek it again

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy red/orange with a super frothy mostly white head that takes up almost a third of the pour. Smells exactly like a strawberry short cake. I am even getting hints of frosting. First sip is super sweet with the taste mirroring the nose. How do they do it? At Great Taste in 2011 I had Short’s Carrot Cake and that too was spot on. Again, I ask… How do they do it? Even the mouthfeel is cakelike. I am not a huge fan of sweet beers but this stuff makes one scratch their head and say out loud, “How do they do it? “

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of RocPorterFanatic. Into a DFH Signature glass.

A: Pours a chunky copper color with some pink notes when held to the light. A ton of chunks floating and moving around in here. Bulbous off white head that will not fade away. This thing was a bit of a gusher, thankfully it didn't explode. Would be nice if there weren't chunks.

S: Lots of strawberries right up front, a slightly bready profile winds up under the massive strawberry notes. A touch of a sweet, whip cream/vanilla type smell is in there as well. This actually smells really nice.

T: Lots of strawberries and a decent amount of grainy malt, almost more of a bread crust type flavor. Really a fruity beer. Slightly tart, but it works well with this beer. Pretty tasty stuff.

M: Medium body with prickly carbonation, finish is sticky and sweet and lingers for quite some time on the tongue.

O: Pretty interesting beer, I'd like to try some of the other odd ball beers like this from Short's, as I think they probably do most of them really well. Interesting, but interesting in a good way.

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Strawberry Short's Cake from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.