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Gingersnap - Short's Brewing Company

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112 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 19.39%
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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5/5  rDev +51.5%

BrewtalHonesty, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

Appearance was nice and dark

Smell was amazing very ginger and spicy nose

Taste was very impressive was sketchy about the name but went home with a growler very good balance of ginger and spices

great mouthfeel

overall an amazing beer hope it gets bottled someday

Slay40, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Sparty55, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

EtOHMD, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

domfreego, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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.

pmarlowe, Jan 15, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +25.8%

this beer reminds me of something that dogfish head would put out... it seems that shorts is really maturing and has grown more and more bold and is deserving respect that earlier I was not expecting.... this brewery in my book should take a place along side the best of the nation (avery, dogfish head et al)

aa911911, Nov 17, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +23%

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.

There’s a blend of Christmas spices, herbal and medicinal.

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

elNopalero, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

bigaddy, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

bob_d_j, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

OMills, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Pandarus, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

rjcoy06, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Grand-Raggedy, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

FlyingHellfish, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

salinasa, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

redfishlk, Mar 17, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +15.5%

Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brownish-black color, not entirely opaque, and has a short tan head that evaporates quickly but leavers a small tan ring and small amounts of lacing.

S: Smells good. Cinnamon, cardamom, brown sugars, ginger, malts, barley

T: Fairly sweet, somewhat woody, has your basic black lager flavors to it, barley and malts, not picking up too much on the ginger although I can pick up on the cinnamon. Little warmth from the alcohol.

M: Medium bodied beer with medium amounts of carbonation, smooth, rich

O: Overall this was fairly good.

Mavigo, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Jason, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

king75, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jamesod, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Jakethesnake503, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Dr_Bahmbay13, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

TheConnMan, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Schmuckles, Dec 28, 2013
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Gingersnap from Short's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.