Plum Rye Bock - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by nickadams2:
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A_Dark red/amber. Almost burgundy. Thin white head that subdues into a thin ring. No lacing.
S_Plums,dark fruits,rye malt and grassy hops.
T_Same as nose. The plum comes through sweet and a little tart. Balanced nicely by rye malt and a touch of earthy hops.
M_Full bodied with plenty of carbonation.
D_Easy to drink but wouldn't want to drink more than one in a sitting.
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2010 12:52:42 | More by nickadams2
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a dingy copper color, very opaque and very hazy, impossible to see anything on the other side. Dark beige-colored head, thick and fluffy - this beer was very volatile, even with a modest pour. Musty plum sweetness on the nose, some funk and some crisp tartness, slight herbal notes; some malt and spice also in the background. Not really getting any rye in the aroma. The taste is actually nothing what I expected from the aroma - very, very sweet taste up front. Huge abundance of plums and grapes, the sweetness turns into a sharp tartness for a moment, almost puckering. The carbonation peaks at the same time, giving one hell of a mouth shock midway through. Apple skins and phenol comes to mind as well. The rye doesn't get picked up until about three-quarters of the way through and even more so when the beer warms up a bit. The aftertaste is like stale rye bread and yeast - this beer is malty all the way. Very light perfume-like florals can be picked up but play tertiary to the malt and rye. Medium body, crisp with lots of carbonation. Beer almost floats away on your palate.
I didn't know what to expect with this one, but my expectations weren't very high. Maybe that's why I liked it so much? I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. Delicious fruit beer (and I don't normally like fruity stuff), fruit tastes authentic and sweet and it isn't cloying or sickeningly sweet. I'd have this one over and over again.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2012 19:04:27 | More by tectactoe
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from notes, sampled spring 2011
Pours a clear golden brown color with a good sized white ehad that persists for a while. The nose is sweet with caramel and burnt sugars offset with a tartness that I suspect comes from the rye as well as a tart dark fruit that should be from the plums. The flavor is rich and sweet like you'd expect from a bock, but there is a tart edge that makes this just a bit different. Spicy malts and tart dark fruits compete heavily with the clean malty richness of a bock. Medium body with a hint too much carbonation and a sweet tart kind of mouthfeel going on. Kudos to Short's for always pushing the boundaries, but this one doesn't work for me. I kept wanting this to be a clean bock, but that fruity tartness always jumped in.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2012 00:51:11 | More by johnnnniee
Plum Rye Bock from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.