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

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: webmanspidey on 12-28-2010

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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 54
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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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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.

Still think the world of Short's, but might give this one a pass in the future...

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Short's The Good Samaritan from Short's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.