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Short's Beard Of Zeus - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A super hopped American pale lager brewed exclusively with Zeus hops. The wet green dank aroma of the Zeus hops pour out of this beer with sweet hints of orange. Pleasant resiny hop essence dominate the flavor profile transitioning quickly to a bold bitterness that seems amplified due to the light clean lager finish

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 05-15-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Vivs85, Yesterday at 07:03 PM
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3.24/5  rDev -14.7%

drchaseums, Yesterday at 06:50 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

_morandi_, Wednesday at 02:19 PM
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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

WCW, Wednesday at 04:16 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

twkirkby, Wednesday at 02:17 AM
Photo of jpolet
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

As with many Short's beers, an adventurous flavor profile. Neat and clean, with strong hints of cigar and pine with a hint of orange. It lingers with a pleasant aftertaste. Not big flavor but lots of subtle overtones.

jpolet, Tuesday at 08:29 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Boverhof3, Tuesday at 03:31 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

Burmei23, Tuesday at 03:22 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

FinchSCF, Tuesday at 02:06 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

lochef81, Monday at 10:58 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

wtkphoto, Sunday at 05:14 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Tracker83, Sunday at 03:17 PM
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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%

heavydetour, Sunday at 06:10 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

amalburg, Sunday at 01:42 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MDM, Saturday at 09:42 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

98green, Saturday at 08:34 PM
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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

webmanspidey, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

redleg64, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of MIbeer27
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle dated 09/24/14

Bottle pours with a beautiful dark golden, almost orange color and a one finger, slowly dissipating white head. The beer leaves solid lacing as well.

Aroma is a healthy dose of clean lager yeast, along with some stale, vague orange/citrus and earthiness.

Taste follows the aroma, joined by the some sweetness from the orange/citrus mid taste. Lager characteristics dominate the finish as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium (surprising for a lager) and carbonation is on the medium-high end. Bitterness is on the high end. This beer is crisp.

Overall, I was disappointed in this Short's offering, especially after the high bar they had set with Alien Einstein and MMMKay. The lager aspects of this beer really outshined the hops, and the orange addition did not help matters in this case.

MIbeer27, Oct 18, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%

HopasaursRex08, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Prager62, Oct 17, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

JamesShoemaker, Oct 17, 2014
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Short's Beard Of Zeus from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.