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Short's Whiskey Sour - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Whiskey Sour
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-16-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very hazy moderate orange color with a pretty good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose is pretty strange with a load of whiskey plus a bit of a sour character. Not the right type of sourness, however. There's some lime and a bit of bready malt. The tartness of the lime base and the whiskey don't really match. The same goes for the flavor, where the two just don't really click. Light to medium body and a mild acidity in the finish. I like the concept, but I'm not sure this really hit the right spots.

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Keg at EBF.

Light fizzy head, clear copper colored.

Nose is like iced tea, brown sugar, hint lemon, bit of caramel malts and brownish malts, don't really get the whisky.

Taste is again sweet like iced tea, bready malts, light phenols, hint brown malts, hint of what I want to believe is whisky but not really, again a light lemony/lime flavor, and dry finish.

Mouth feels a bit thin, decent carb.

Overall not really my cup of tea. Again I like how they are trying to push the mold a lot, but this is just meh.

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Review from notes taken back in March on my phone. This brew appears a type of orange copper color with a thin film for a head that is slightly offwhite to almost cream in color. A swirl hardly revives the cap back to a lacing atop the brew. The lacing that sticks to the glass is spotty at best.

The aroma of this brew is a peculiar yet inviting mixture of whiskey accented alcohol, citrus fruits like lime upfront and then it picks up more tangy aspects. Through the middle it has some very mild sweetness somewhat like caramel malt but the more whiffs I take, the more it smells like vanilla... interesting.

The taste is pretty much a reiteration of what the aroma leads on. The flavor upfront is lime with an extra bite of sourness. Tangy alcohol somewhat like whiskey is throughout with a bold presence. Just like the backend of the aroma indicated, there is a slight sweetness somewhat like vanilla that pokes through to calm things out and make the acidity of this brew a little mellow.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a low level of carbonation. I found it to be easy drinking but peculiar at the same time. This isnt the type of sour that I would get thirsty for and crave or want to have on standby to enjoy regularly but having it once was an interesting experience.

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Short's Whiskey Sour from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.