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Short's The Wizard - Short's Brewing Company

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very good

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 28
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: webmanspidey on 12-28-2010)
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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-red brown color with a smallish off-white head and some lacing

S-brown sugar, raisins, little malt, toffee

T-caramel malt, raisins, brown sugar, toffee, hint of spice, moderate bitterness

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, crisp, but a little cloying

O-too much sweetness and raisin for me

MDDMD, Mar 11, 2014
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2.55/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Clear dark copper with a bunch of orange thrown in for good measure. No head, cap, collar, nothing. Minimal carbonation on the pour. A bit darker than is typical, but not unexpected given the listed boil time.

Smell: A solid punch of alcohol soaked raisins. Miscellaneous dark fruit with some fig and plum and red grape, and even more raisins. Crazy caramelized malts. A bunch of caramel, toffee, and even some molasses. Crazy sugar. Caramel malt with a slight roasted malt. Sherry and raw sugar. Minimal hop influence, maybe some herbal notes and citrus.

Taste: Sweet and then sweet. Raisins soaked with booze. Straight alcohol heat through the entire sip. So much raisin and ripe plum. Some grape skin and almost honey. Caramel and rich toffee. Slight bitterness coupled with a hint of citrus and herbal hop flavors. Slight alcohol spiciness. Molasses and even more raisins. Straight sherry as it warms. Some slight roasted elements as well. Decently complex.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium pushing full body with negligible carbonation. Slightly dry.

Overall: Probably in Hufflepuff.

Now with two scoops of raisins and sprinkled with sugar. Hard to finish a bottle.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 01, 2013
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12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/18/2011. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big toffee, caramel, molasses, chocolate, raisin, prune, biscuit, toast, floral, light pine, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, light roast, floral, pine, and floral earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, biscuit, light chocolate, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of malt and fruit flavors; with a fair amount of hop presence and no cloying sweetness after the finish. The raisins are a touch astringent but not bad at all. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice barleywine style. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on slowly. A very enjoyable offering.

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Short's The Wizard from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.