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Short's The Wizard - Short's Brewing Company

Short's The WizardShort's The Wizard

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%


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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BigMcLargeHuge

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the big "SeaBass has got to go" tasting courtesy of jdubFL over on ratebeer. 12oz bottle pours a nice ruby mahogany with thin off white head. The aroma is full of sweet dark fruity esters like prunes, cherries and slightly brighter berry notes and a touch of apple. The taste is similar with rich prunes, ripe cherries, some dark berry notes and sugar coated black currants mixing with rich malty sweetness. This is smooth and nice and just a little on the tart side.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 21:29:50 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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Omensetter

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

04-08-2014 04:40:31 | More by Omensetter
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 01:47:07 | More by MDDMD
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2014 22:05:16 | More by TriageStat
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-13-2013 11:08:35 | More by midlifec
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.55/5  rDev -32.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 20:53:33 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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adrienne

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-09-2013 12:35:40 | More by adrienne
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fishmich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-30-2013 23:44:52 | More by fishmich
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-29-2013 14:46:35 | More by tommy5
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JamesZ

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-08-2013 01:51:45 | More by JamesZ
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Jamiejopaul

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-07-2013 21:21:01 | More by Jamiejopaul
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jacksonweite

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-07-2013 00:23:45 | More by jacksonweite
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brudz2134

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-02-2013 02:37:19 | More by brudz2134
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-30-2013 13:25:47 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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alexanf

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-27-2013 15:42:26 | More by alexanf
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MMBrew

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-14-2013 02:30:51 | More by MMBrew
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 04:45:19 | More by superspak
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-16-2013 19:40:30 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-14-2013 21:33:01 | More by GinsuDave
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Slay40

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-14-2013 04:07:05 | More by Slay40
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears an amber mahogany color with ruby clarity when held to the light. A yellowish head composed of big bubbles sits atop about a finger strong leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is liked candied raisins. Sweet toffee, molasses and hints of fruity alcohol. This brew is all about the burnt sugary character ans alcohol. Despite letting it warm up, there isnt much other character emitting from the glass.

The taste is toffee and molasses with raisins and chocolate. A bit of earthen aspect with the alcohol being quite aparent. It boasts almost a tangy whiskey inclusion into the aftertaste. The flavors meld well together but overall it seems a little one-dimensional. Sugar + alcohol and nothing else sadly.

This is a medium bodied brew with a low amount of carbonation. It is boozy and a decent sipper. I am glad I got to try this but I remain unimpressed with most everything ive had from Shorts. Some of my friends seem really nutty over this brewery, maybe one day ill understand why.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 19:05:36 | More by stakem
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2013 23:55:44 | More by spycow
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-24-2013 23:36:34 | More by Sparky44
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soze47

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2013 01:33:01 | More by soze47
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Short's The Wizard from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.