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Short's The Good Samaritan - Short's Brewing Company

Short's The Good SamaritanShort's The Good Samaritan

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BA SCORE
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96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.17%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: webmanspidey on 12-28-2010)
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Reviews by techfed87:
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techfed87

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, sturdy head. Color is a darker amber. Smell is of a nice Belgian.

First taste is exactly what a nice Belgian ale should be: well rounded, tart, and full bodied. It's an excellent beer, although it was a bit different than what I expected it to be.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 02:14:55 | More by techfed87
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Michigan

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RblWthACoz

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3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
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Amber ale brewed with cider? Okay.

This strikes me as more full bodied and frothy than a standard amber. Almost carries tones like a Belgian ale. At least, that is what I immediately think of. Then something hits me and I realize that it very much resembles what a lot of French ales are like. In fact, it's the closest thing I have had. So much so that you could sneak it in on a blind tasting and people would believe that it was a French produced ale. An interesting beer that helped to refresh some very pleasant memories.

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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at the brewery in April, so although I’m late drinking it, it also hasn't weathered nearly as well as all the other bottles purchased. I think the world of Short's, enough to visit Bellaire and their brewery solely to see where their magic is made, but this is the first type I won't be raving about.

Pours a clear brown with limited head, minimal lacing. Overall little carbonation, so mouthfeel is oily without refreshing notes. Aroma of dried apples and caramelized malts suits the style. Oddly the flavour starts with a bitter apple cider, transitioning to sweet caramelized & bready barley before back to the apple & hop bitterness, without many side spices. Not as well balanced as I expected and the cider apples are more prevalent in all elements than I'd hoped.

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3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, no dating.

A: Poured a very nice reddish brown with a tannish head which dissipated to a nice ring fairly quickly. Looks pretty.

S: Not a strong smell of apples. Mostly smells of malts, some sweet caramel, spices and darker fruits. A hint of apples towards the back. Like a warm, spiced cider.

T: Quite tart and apple-y up front. Tasted a bit metallic and that threw me off for a while. Had to warm up to the taste of this beer to be honest. Also taste the malts and bready notes at the end with a hint of brown sugar. An interesting mixture of flavors.

M: Medium carbonation, don't taste much alcohol at all, quite crisp and dry at the finish.

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Short's The Good Samaritan from Short's Brewing Company
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