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Carrot Cake - Short's Brewing Company

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Carrot Cake
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 75
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: glazeman on 05-31-2011)
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Photo of glazeman
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%

I had this on tap two nights ago, but this review is strictly from the grolwer I brought home at airohead2001's request.

A: reddish amber with a 1/2 finger whispy white head that has medium retention and decent lacing.

S: The smell is pretty good. I get some pumpkin spice and a little sweet cream with vanilla.

T: Wow, the short's people really nailed this one. Some of there offerings that aim to recreate a particular food I have been less than impressed with, but this one was spot on. There's a nice balance between the carrot (which does not come through as earthy, but rather like a candied carrot) and the cream, and the base ale. There's a little bit of a port-like finish as it warms.

M: A bit on the syrupy side. I feel this could use a bit more carbonation and maybe lose a bit on the viscosity.

O: It's like a carrot cake. Would you want to eat the whole cake or just a slice? One or two small glasses it's fantastic, but to split a growler was a bit overwhelming. With that being said, it's well worth a try.

glazeman, May 31, 2011
Photo of beerhan
4/5  rDev -9.1%

beerhan, May 05, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -9.1%

GRG1313, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -9.1%

klipper, May 13, 2012
Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev -9.1%

brez8791, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

mmcnaughton, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of 2LCrew
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%

Received a bottle from volunteering at WBC this year. When I opened it up there was an amazing cinnamon smell coming up. I am not fan of carrot cake, but I enjoyed the beer. Taste was a little sweet for me but I just had a 2 oz pour or so as it was shared among 6 people. Would be hard to drink a full 22 oz bottle. Overall a unique beer and one that might have new beer drinkers around winter time convert to drinking better beer.

2LCrew, May 20, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%

The best part about this beer is the aroma, NAILED IT. Even the owner of Short's told me that the flavor couldn't possibly live up to the aroma. Overall if you like carrot cake, drink this beer.

Beer is orangish red with a mild haze, lazy head with bad retention some lacing low carboantion.

Smells like carrot cake, biscuit, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses, sweet sweet sweet. In a blind smell test you would think you are smelling a piece of cake.

Beer is thin and sweet with some carrot character and some sweetness but overall it doesn't live up the hype built up by the amazing aroma. The finish is a little bitter, overall a good beer. Seriously that aroma, forget about it.

drabmuh, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
3.73/5  rDev -15.2%

5/26/2012

Bomber into a snifter.

A: Orangish red with a big beige head.

S: Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. Carrot cake! Frosting and vanilla. Love the aroma.

T: Flavor tastes of carrot cake but it's really intense. Very spicy, lots of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Reminds me a bit of a pumpkin beer with all the spices.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. 

Overall. Great nose but one ounce is enough to taste. A novelty that's worth trying.

HopHead84, May 27, 2012
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Carrot Cake from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.