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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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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

CMUbrew, Mar 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

zrab11, Feb 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

BGsWo22, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Old Chicago. Pours a soft amber color with a weird, olive-green tint to it - not heavy, but a little "sickly" looking. Translucent with a bit of haze in the middle. Head nearly nonexistent, except for a small, white ring around the edge of the beer, possibly due to the pour, however. Aroma definitely had some light grahama cracker, alongside toasted caramel from the malt. Lime? Yeah, it's there. Or, something is, rather. The aroma doesn't give off immediate sensors of "lime", but SOME kind of fruitiness that seems more flat and sweet instead of tart and vibrant. Zesty, but not exceedingly so.

The taste is.... strange, to say the least. Starts off with a bit of citrus flavor; lime and lemon - again, moreover it's just sweet and kind of "laid back", not at all tart or sour like lambics, wild ales, or some other fruit beers. Bread from the malt, as well as an even lighter presence of caramel, adds a bit to the sweetness. Lack of a bitter counterpoint can make this beer seem too sweet after a while, but my 12 oz pour was very manageable. After a while, the flavors grow, but they don't necessarily evolve. Sweet, light citrus finish with little hints of malt. Thin body with a heavy carbonation handle.

The first time I tried this beer, I wasn't exactly sold on it. But the more I drank it, the more I liked it. It's interesting, extremely unique, and very refreshing. Not my favorite Shorts brew by a country mile, but enjoyable nonetheless, especially when you feel like stepping out of the box just a bit.

tectactoe, Feb 14, 2013
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2.4/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Bottle shared by Sammy, 12oz into a tulip.

Dirty darker orange, offwhite head without any retention or lace. Nose has artificial lime notes (extract?), almost some minty mouthwash character as well. Everything else appears to be muddled together. Taste has more artificial lime notes, minimal malt character (although it's perhaps a bit crackery), leafy and spruce notes I think. Thin body, low carbonation. Almost unpalatable, couldn't finish my sample.

liamt07, Feb 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +45.3%

Runninmixz, Feb 01, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spruce aroma. Decent mouthfeel. Carbnation is there. Lime and spice, spruce and sugar in the taste.Marshmellow. Bottle from Steve in Warren. Somewhat green colour.A bottle proved to be too much to solo.Would like more real lime and less sweetness, bring it on.

Sammy, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Camel242000, Jan 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

sandiego67, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

bryseitz, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

BlissJunkie, Jan 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

kp29, Dec 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AlMarzo, Dec 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Brad7132, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

TheRuss9585, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Tee2Grn, Nov 25, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Caramel-orange, almost totally opaque. One finger of fizzy, light tan head fizzles away very quickly.

Ooh, weird. Lime zest, vanilla an toasted marshmallow met with a weird bready, biscuity note. Honey, something funky.

The flavor starts with bitter, pithy lime. A touch of sweet marshmallow, a flash of tangy sugar, a hint of toasted bread. Becomes more rounded as it warms.

Medium-light body. Mild carbonation, a touch of fizz. Clean, spritzy finish. Bitterness like gin and tonic.

Weird coagulated bubbles in the appearance. Too much marshmallow? Good, though. Tastes like the name says.

Phelps, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

gpawned, Nov 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

FishPondManager, Nov 08, 2012
Short's Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.