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Short's Key Lime Pie - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 20.64%
Wants: 136
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-21-2010)
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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Appearance: a deep earthy orange. forms a small whitish head that fades pretty quickly but leaves a ring around the top of the beer. Completely hazy and opaque. Medium amount of sediment floating around in there. 3.75/5

Smell: ehh not so appealing. I get super strong candy sugar sweetness that mixes awkwardly with a hint of key lime. a bit of graham cracker falls in behind. 2.75/5

Taste: opens with a nice taste of key lime, a large wave of sweetness comes in, fairly creamy and pretty rich. backend has notes of slightly stale graham crackers. Luckily rather than clashing as in the smell, the flavors blend fairly nicely. 4/5

Mouthfeel: thick, almost syrupy. feels strong than 5.75% but it kinda works for the beer. 3.75/5

Overall: an odd one for sure, but I think it worked well, not quite like as good as the other shorts weird ones but not bad.

08-20-2014 22:46:10 | More by SportsandJorts
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-19-2014 21:04:08 | More by domfreego
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

08-17-2014 00:47:07 | More by MrPlayboy
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-15-2014 13:59:48 | More by mikejonze
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

A - Pours a dark orange with a two-finger white head. The dissapates quickly leaving light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of key lime, bready malt, and graham cracker.

T - The flavor opens up with bitter key lime. Key lime fades into toasted graham crackers, marshmallow, and lots of malt. Flavors come together more when the beer warms.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel.

O - This was interesting to say the least. Worth trying, but not my favorite Short's beer.

08-14-2014 02:52:48 | More by TreyIsWilson
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-11-2014 01:16:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

08-09-2014 15:26:42 | More by jeffwright
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

08-02-2014 20:28:20 | More by ScotNH
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2.9/5  rDev -15.7%

12 0z bottle poured into pint glass

A- dark rusty orange, little visibility, foamy thick head with good retention and nice lacing

S- malt, citrus, spices, bread

T- tons of sweetness candied sugar, malts, vanilla, and graham cracker, lime, and a little hops on the end

M-thick and syrupy with little carbonation feels heavy and flat

O- I love key lime pie but was not a huge fan of this. Way to sweet and malty for my taste and did not like the mouthfeel. Points for originality and uniqueness though!

08-01-2014 23:41:51 | More by barnabasdog
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-01-2014 04:08:17 | More by PG2G
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1.55/5  rDev -54.9%

Poured into a snifter on 7/31/14

06/18/2014 stamped on the bottle

Much too rusty an orange color for something with "lime" in the name, I can see MbpBugeye's (RIP) concern that the beer is too dark even as I pour the beer. A flash of bubbles begins to form immediately which I find promising, if only for a brief time. Mere moments later the head is gone leaving patches of suds that look like mold spots.

I find the aroma has a rotten fruit disposition amid perfume and aerosol abrasiveness. Hints of fusel sweetness against a cream-scented backdrop. Any impressiveness found in the easily appreciable graham cracker aroma is rudely undone by and overarching watery characteristic. As the beer warms is exhibits yeast, mildew, and suggestions of minerals and salt.

As I take the first sip, and before allowing the beer to be perceived by taste, I notice a peculiar sensation with the liquid itself. The beer is medium bodied, sluggish and wont to easy reception; perhaps not mutually exclusive descriptions but certainly unlikely to find all at once. The carbonation is low, too low to compensate for what would better be described as a dirge-like, depressed mouthfeel. Truly awful.

The feel is disappointing so much as to render forgettable the first taste of this beer. I remember it being bad but have no immediate recollection of it. I must have been in self-preservation mode; subsequent sips reveal a flavor profile more dire than that of the nose. Salinity is intrusive, downplaying the graham cracker sweetness. Lime flavors are murky at best, having just the faintest tartness trickle around the middle. The ABV does not seem particularly high but there is an oily slickness that blurs the flavors into an jumbled mess.

In closing I offer a quote regarding Short's Key Lime Pie. I'll say it so he doesn't have to:

"There's too much beer there for a beer that isn't supposed to taste like a beer."

07-31-2014 05:32:59 | More by Ryan011235
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Short's Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.