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

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.83%
Wants: 140
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

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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!

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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."

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Short's Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.