Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
As others have pointed out, this is most definitely not retired, it is a collaboration between Shorts and Half Acre that is released annually in the spring. I remember missing out on getting any last year, and jumped on two six packs this year when I found some. This was my first time tasting this brew, and I was not disappointed.
A- Deep orange, slightly hazy at first, with a nice head that vanishes quickly. Very little lacing, low carbonation present.
S- Tropical fruit aromas, guava, pineapple, and citrus provide a quite pleasant nose and make you desire that first sip right away!
T- The presence of guava and slightly sweet fresh tropical fruits explodes on the tongue, followed by an herbal piney hop flavor. There is no harshness, just a nice smooth blend of guava, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and piney hop flavors. The initial sweetness quickly transitions to a nice mellow hop finish. Delightful!
M- Low carbonation level, a bit on the thin side.
O- Absolutely love this beer, smells and tastes great. Would prefer a bit more body and carbonation, but the balance of tropical fruits and hops are truly delightful. I will be stocking up on this, as it is only available in limited quantities on a seasonal basis. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2013 02:44:15 | More by stooge
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