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Short's The Wizard - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

imperialking, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Tod28
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
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

Tod28, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of sublime313
4/5  rDev +5.8%

sublime313, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of BeRanger
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

BeRanger, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of crosamich
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

crosamich, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of schwee
4/5  rDev +5.8%

schwee, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of pest
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

pest, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of JizackFH
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

JizackFH, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +5.8%

MacStinson, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of bernardo06
4.5/5  rDev +19%

bernardo06, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Jakers90
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jakers90, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of surlytheduff
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

surlytheduff, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of superjose
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

superjose, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev +5.8%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of vande
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
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

vande, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +5.8%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Marti403
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Marti403, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

WeisGuy, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -20.6%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +5.8%

JAHMUR, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.25/5  rDev -14%
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.

KickInTheChalice, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Supergenious, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Gtg642
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Gtg642, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
Short's The Wizard from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.