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

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79
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420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 20.93%
Wants: 134
Gots: 39 | 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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07-08-2014 03:23:12 | More by PA-Michigander
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3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Burnt amber with red hues. No head or lacing on this beer.

Smell - very sweet up front, perhaps from the marshmallow. lots of tropical fruit as well.

Taste - wow is this all over the place and I am not sure how much I like it. sweet and tropical, but then a burnt flavor to follow that is interesting.

Mouthfeel - that burnt flavor is interesting and stays in your mouth

Overall - they tried something new and it was fun to try.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 15:35:27 | More by beatenbyjacks
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-06-2014 08:26:25 | More by nate-henry
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-04-2014 18:38:46 | More by Tracker83
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-04-2014 01:07:04 | More by amishbooze
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-03-2014 00:21:12 | More by Dactrius
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-02-2014 19:09:29 | More by rjcoy06
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Kerrie

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-02-2014 14:35:39 | More by Kerrie
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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TiaKrawczyk

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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ryand14

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Alextricity

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/18/14. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint 6/29/14. $2.49 single. I've been wanting this since I first heard about it a few years ago, despite its underwhelming scores.

Appearance: Aggressive pour gives off a pop-like head that goes away quickly. The beer is a hazy dark amber color. No lacing.

Smell: Mostly unlike key lime pie. Smells more like the graham cracker crust. Lactose-y sort of milk aroma. Maybe a hint of sweetness probably from the limes, but it's not super pungent.

Taste/feel: That's a bit more like I was expecting. Sharp lime acidity at the start with a good lime flavor, but then a heavy biscuity sort of malt character at the end with sweetness to cut the lime a bit. The lime acidity is more prominent than an actual lime flavor. The graham cracker flavor helps give that sweetness and biscuity character on the finish to mellow out that almost lip puckering lime. I don't really get a creamy sort of quality that I associate with key lime pie, which is disappointing, and I'd never guess this beer was brewed with marshmallows. The feel is middle of the road with a moderate body and carbonation. Works pretty well.

Short's should consider an "imperial" version of this beer to see what happens. Make it a thicker, higher ABV beer, and get some more of a creamy quality into the beer. The graham cracker and lime tartness are perfect, but the full lime flavor and creamy sort of flavor isn't there like I'd want it to be.

Overall, it's a beer I'm absolutely glad to have FINALLY found and tried, but as a whole, the beer doesn't completely come together. Regardless of that, it's still a tasty, interesting beer that'll no doubt get people talking if they see you drinking it. By comparison, it's similar to Short's Cake with lime in place of strawberries, but I think I may like this one a liiittle bit more.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Short's Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.