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

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BA SCORE
79
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447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 20.64%
Wants: 135
Gots: 44 | 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:
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(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-21-2010)
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-28-2012 00:58:19 | More by hilgart1
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MrBIP

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-24-2012 23:54:15 | More by MrBIP
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-21-2012 00:51:01 | More by randylangford
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

09-19-2012 20:53:13 | More by atone315
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jegross2

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

Reviewing the Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company out of Michigan.
Score: 78

August 2012 release bottle. Served in a Three Floyds teku glass and enjoyed on 09/15/12. I received this one in a box from Raymo55 for whooping his butt in fantasy this year.

Appearance: Pours a murky reddish orange color that you cannot see through. Some floaties are definitely hiding in the murkiness of the beer. Less than finger of tan head off the pour settles completely. Below average lacing, average retention. 3/5

Smell: You know what the green colored lime flavored ice popscicles smell/taste like? That kind of limey aroma smacks you in the nose from a distance with some graham cracker too. There is also just a hint of sweet and sugary vanilla. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes like sugary-sweet key lime pie. The lime is kind of candied, but it is not the the flavored ice Popsicle lime flavor that the nose lead on. Graham cracker crusts and a little marshmallow too. The key lime pie flavor yields in the finish to an American adjunct lager-esque aftertaste following the swallow that is not the most pleasant. In this regard, the beer reminds me of New Glarus' Apple Ale. There is a faint tartness from the lime, and I am noticing the lime flavor really lingers. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied with a light amount of carbonation that has a lot of life from the tartish lime flavor. Super sweet, slightly tart and juice-like. 3.5/5

Overall: A great nose, but this beer is way too sweet and has a poor aftertaste following the swallow. I appreciate the opportunity to try this beer, but it is not one I will seek out again. I guess my quest to find a good Short's beer continues.

Recommendation: Skip this one unless you really like diabetes-inducing key lime pie and Miller light.

Pairings: Key lime pie.

Cost: $10.99 for a six pack.

09-15-2012 20:31:02 | More by jegross2
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FosterJM

California

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%

1516th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
12oz

No bottle date
Thanks to ErikKoppin

App- A bit of a golden color. Maybe a bit darker than Peches. Small 1/8" head that was fizzy and white. No cling or lace. A bit of a good density in the center of the glass.

Smell- When somone says Key lime pie, I want it. And well by George here it is in liquid for. An amazing amount of huge lime, sweet marshmellow fluff with granulauted sugar, just like a pie.

Taste- It's actually really tasty. I would say more of a boozy margarita. And No I wont buy the BL lime-a-rita. This had a good balance behind it. A lot of the sweet lime, whipped sugar, hearbal and slight booze. Nice compact package.

Mouth- A lighter medium body & lighter creamy carbonation level. Had a lot going on in the finish but mostly you get sweetness, booze and limes.

Drink- Okay. I get short's novelty beers. This wouldve been good to pair, but sadly no where around here has a good key lime pie. Nice dessert beer.

09-15-2012 18:32:58 | More by FosterJM
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.48/5  rDev -27.9%

Pours hazy reddish color with a small creamy head that fades immediately with no lacing. Had a few what looked like graham cracker chunks in the beer.

The nose is assaulted by massive lime aroma. Really does smell like key lime pie with some crackery sweetness.

Some tart lime up front although dreadfully it tastes very artificial. Stale graham cracker with a little tartness and milk. Didn't really get much marshmellow. More than 4 oz of this would have been unbearable. It kind of tastes like dipping a stale graham cracker in spoiled milk.

Carbonation levels are on the lower side which doesn't do the sweetness any favors although the mouthfeel is pretty creamy.

Drainpour for me. I appreciate the concept, but feel the execution beyond the smell was off. I've come to the determination no matter how many times I try, I just don't like much stuff from Short's no matter how good the concept sounds.

09-14-2012 15:49:39 | More by jmarsh123
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

09-13-2012 02:36:48 | More by MichPaul
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damngoode

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

09-13-2012 02:11:08 | More by damngoode
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +16.3%

09-13-2012 02:07:37 | More by Supergenious
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

09-12-2012 21:48:38 | More by ComRock12
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bezakjon

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-11-2012 00:10:00 | More by bezakjon
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GreatBloomer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-10-2012 15:36:40 | More by GreatBloomer
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Dirty_Hippy


5/5  rDev +45.3%

A= Hazey copper color. Look's exactly like apple cider. Zero lacing, zero head.

S= Lime and lots of it. You can also smell the graham crackers in this along with a hint of lactose.

T= I'm rating this beer based on what it is supposed to taste like. Key Lime Pie. Short's hit the nail on the head with this beer, it is absolutely amazing! On first sip I taste lime, a little lactose, sweet marshmallow and a burnt graham cracker taste. Flavor lingers on tongue for a long time. Beer is quite tart, but not very sweet which I honestly enjoy.

M= Creamy with low carbonation.

O= Short's Key Lime Pie is an excellent experimental beer! One that I will definitely be looking for in the future! I'm glad that I was able to score a six pack of this when I was able to!

09-10-2012 05:22:37 | More by Dirty_Hippy
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Acuity

Michigan

4/5  rDev +16.3%

09-09-2012 22:09:17 | More by Acuity
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

2/5  rDev -41.9%

09-07-2012 00:42:58 | More by dhbiker0889
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ChrisMason

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

09-06-2012 13:55:09 | More by ChrisMason
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-04-2012 01:41:06 | More by Texasfan549
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +45.3%

09-03-2012 22:14:07 | More by Beezee
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-03-2012 01:44:31 | More by mrebeka
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redleg64

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

09-03-2012 00:51:41 | More by redleg64
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-31-2012 20:41:07 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%

08-30-2012 22:43:31 | More by kjkinsey
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Savearth

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

08-29-2012 23:07:02 | More by Savearth
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-29-2012 20:13:09 | More by beergorrilla
Short's Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
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