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

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 136
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Donkster46, Oct 03, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

We crack a pair, pouring into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It shows a dusky orange-brown sunset coloring, holding a one finger head of taffy colored foam. This retains decently, settling into a tight film and a web of organic lacing around the glasses. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active. The nose gives ruddy pale, amber, and caramel malts, Graham cracker sweetness, adjuncty white corn and wheaty metallics, booze of alcohol, black pepper spice, sugary Whipped Cream sweetness, black wood lacquer, and aluminum. Following through with the flavoring is a blend of cloying sugars of brandy, oak, Graham crackers, plastic foam, metallics, and distant mallow, with notes of tin and aluminum, pumpkin spice, citric lime, raw clover honey, paper towels, buttery diacetyls, gravel, and soured muddy pale grain to round out the taste. The body is medium and thickly syrupy, and the carbonation is mild to moderate. Each sip gives weak slurp and smack, poor cream and froth, and little to think about with a finishing pop. The mouth is left baked, but otherwise benign. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back okay.

Overall, this is a nice beer if you’re looking for a solid representation of buttery Graham cracker crust. You get butters, dust, cloy, synthetic lime, mineral, glass, and white sugar. It just doesn’t quite come together. There is no real proposal of anything authentic and real, but the flavoring is savory and present. You aren’t really expecting anything much better, but it is still disappointing. The flavoring is fake and washing, but again, it is difficult to condemn someone trying to execute something intriguing and exciting.

TheBrewo, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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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.

SportsandJorts, Aug 20, 2014
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domfreego, Aug 19, 2014
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MrPlayboy, Aug 17, 2014
Short's Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.