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Short's The Wizard - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 27
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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Tod28

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A little different then the majority of the barley wines I've had.

Has a raisin/fig taste to it. With a slight citrus hint. Tasted better on palate after letting air hit your tongue. Had a much more complex taste.

Deep copper color, light brown. Had a nice amount of head(served extremely cold). Though it didn't last all to long. Has a nice rich look to it.

Would drink and will drink again. Recommend drinking two!

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 02:41:49 | More by Tod28
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sublime313

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-12-2012 07:27:45 | More by sublime313
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BeRanger

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a murky brown, has sort of a red/amberish hue. About a half finger of off-white head. No real lacing.

S - Very sweet, lots of dark fruit - you can certainly smell the raisins. You can certainly smell the alcohol.

T - Slight hop taste, almost has a pepper flavor profile. The raisins and dark fruits are there, just not very bold. It has a dry finish, no real alcohol flavor however.

M - Medium body with a little carbonation. Finished very dry.

O - This wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. I'm fairly new to barleywines and I was worried this wasn't going to meet expectations. The flavors were pretty good and the alcohol was hidden well.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 01:52:13 | More by BeRanger
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crosamich

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-05-2012 13:40:49 | More by crosamich
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schwee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-03-2012 01:17:55 | More by schwee
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pest

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

01-02-2012 07:27:15 | More by pest
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JizackFH

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a dark mahogany brown color. It has a nice 2-finger light tan head resting on top. The head has pretty good retention, and leaves a good amount of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a good amount of roasted malt to it. There are some nice aromas of dark fruit such as raisins, fig, plum, and cherry. There are also some scents of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and booze.

T - The taste starts off with a good bit of roasted maltiness. The dark fruit aromas that were in the nose all come into the taste as well. There are some other good flavors of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and a medium hop presence. There is a noticeable booze presence. The finish leaves some lingering roasted malt, caramel, hops, and booziness behind on the palate.

M - This has a body that is on the heavier side of medium, and the carbonation is good. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is a good amount of sweetness, but the roasted malt balanced it nicely. There is some hop bitterness that comes through, as well as some boozy warmth.

O - This has good drinkability. It is a sipper for sure, but the flavor is very nice. I could have a few of these in a night, even though I'm sure I'd be pretty tipsy. Overall, I think this is a good beer and a good representation of the style. I really liked the dark fruit flavors in this one. I definitely recommend trying it out. It is a nice interesting beer, and I don't think it will disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 04:02:22 | More by JizackFH
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2011 17:34:45 | More by MacStinson
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bernardo06

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-26-2011 00:35:40 | More by bernardo06
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Jakers90

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-25-2011 15:32:02 | More by Jakers90
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surlytheduff

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-25-2011 05:10:35 | More by surlytheduff
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superjose

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-18-2011 19:13:10 | More by superjose
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-18-2011 07:45:04 | More by duff247
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vande

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a - interestingly enough, pours looking like the bottle -- bottle brown with the slightest hint of a sandy colored lace...otherwise a nice mohagony looking brown..

s - smells like a stronger version of Kronic...hoppy, malty, coppery...

t - somewhat sweeter, with a bit of bite at the end...orange peel, kinda dirty taste..funky aftertaste...

m - sorta thinner then expected

o - i'm not sure if this one is sittin' how it was supposed to be...i've generally enjoy the beers shorts offers, but unfortunately have ran into a few bad bottles too...this maybe one of 'em

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 06:11:13 | More by vande
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-17-2011 00:35:21 | More by TasteTester
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Marti403

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-09-2011 04:41:31 | More by Marti403
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-04-2011 23:32:53 | More by WeisGuy
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brandoman63

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-30-2011 03:09:24 | More by brandoman63
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2011 21:07:36 | More by JAHMUR
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. I bought this bottle in summer of 2011, although there is no date anymore on the bottle.

Appearance: The Wizard is a murky burgundy brown color with a small tan cap that fades immediately to a small collar and leaves no lace.

Smell: Lots of raisins dominate the nose. Brown sugar, caramel, molasses, and some other dark fruits provide support.

Taste: The flavor starts sweet, with a very distinct brown sugar flavor. Caramel malt adds some further sweetness. The dark fruits are noticeable but kind of flat tasting; raisins are the most noticeable but plums are also there. There is a mild tartness at the back end. Some earthy notes are present on the back end.

Mouthfeel: This has a body on the fuller side of medium, but it drinks fairly light for the style. There is a residual stickiness that grows with each sip. The carbonation is more on the fizzy side than creamy, which brings the score down a tick.

Overall: It is not a good sign that at this point I am happy just to have a Short's bottle that has not refermented. By its own merit, this is is an average barleywine. At this point, I love Short's creative beers on tap, but I will most likely avoid bottles.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 10:22:00 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2011 02:01:37 | More by Another6Pack
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2011 01:47:08 | More by Supergenious
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-19-2011 03:28:34 | More by Gtg642
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-18-2011 20:08:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-17-2011 03:32:59 | More by tclapper
Short's The Wizard from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.