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Gingersnap - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

104 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark English Brown Ale brewed with ginger, cinnamon, and molasses

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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This pours a cola caramel with a thick creamy head.

The aroma is like a strong Christmas tree, with a herbaceous piney blend of goodness coming across.

The flavor is sharply bitter without being hoppy.

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I like that flavor profile and the combination. Works for me.

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2.35/5  rDev -28.4%
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Dark brown with a foamy white head. Smell is very strong molasses and ginger, and so is the flavor. The spices are a bit overpowering, and their combination makes for a grassy taste that makes it difficult to enjoy. Not very good, despite a promising premise.

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Michigan

3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep dark brown with a very thin tan head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Very faint aroma of ginger and cinnamon.

T - Big burst of ginger upfront. Nice amount of sweet molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg follow. The ginger lasts long in the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Sticky dry mouthfeel.

O - Decent beer that relies heavily on the spices. Very one dimensional. It would be hard to have more than one.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours pretty dark for a brown ale, some light coming through on the edges. Small off-white head that didn't stick around.

S- Lots of ginger and some cinnamon. Has a real "asian" food smell. Some brown sugars. The ginger is a bit too much for me.

T- Some roast and cinnamon notes but ginger is the main thing. There is even a bit of that fresh ginger burn in there.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tulip glass.

Pours a deep, dull black with a thin film of attractive sand-colored head. Good retention and some dots of lace. Smell is ginger, rich dark molasses, a little cinnamon and toast. Taste is nice gingerbread and dark molasses again, a little cinnamon, a mild but perfect level of sweetness to support the flavors. Mouthfeel is very smooth, lightish carbonation and medium, round body. Overall, they really nailed a gingerbread stout, highly drinkable and good balance in the flavor.

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Gingersnap from Short's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.