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Gingersnap - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

112 Ratings
THE BROS
85
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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look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

brutusmuktuk, Feb 19, 2014
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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.

M- A nice heavier mouthfeel compared to other brown ales I've had, one of the better aspects of this beer.

O- It's a bit too much ginger for me but if you love ginger this is the beer for you.

PaulyB83, Jan 27, 2014
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Gingersnap from Short's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.