Short's Cerveza De Julie - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The craft beer equivalent of a Corona with a lime squeezed out and tossed in, right? Or perhaps a more beer nerd approachable version of Bud Light Lime and the like. In any case, a macro-ish Mexican style lager done the micro way with a hint of lime on the top. Not much to look at - though what were you expecting? Pale straw with a little chill haze (actually quite cloudy for a lager) with barely any head... More of a thin, white collar.
The aroma is straight up key lime peels, cereal graininess, and a finishing touch of citrus spritz. Plain and simple, no holds barred, nothing to hide. It's simple, yes. Perhaps even a bit over simplified? Maybe. But then again, maybe not. It is just a Mexican lager with lime after all, and they've already hit the criteria for that. The difference here, is the added tartness of the key limes on the nose and the rustic effect from the heavy cereal grains. Nothing astonishing, but still well done.
The first sip follows along pretty much the same path; pale malt sweetness up front, followed by a good dose of limes and lime juice. The "key" lime portion can be found in the mild tartness spike that's received by each sip; jarring the taste buds just a bit without giving the impression of a sour or fruity beer, and rather just adding a sense of refreshment and authenticity, as though a real key lime had been squeezed and tossed in.
More dying lime juice and dry grains in the finish, along with a big helping of lager yeast, mildly bready in character. Super crisp and clean, ending just like any good lager would, with a palate that's pretty dry and begins begging for another sip as soon as the previous one is gone. Thin bodied, intended and fitting for the style, so I can't say much about that here.
I could imaging tossing back quite a few of these on a hot summer day. Maybe the reason I can imaging it so well is because I've actually already done it. Fire up the grill and keep these flowing like the Amazon. Nothing's gonna blow your socks off here, folks, but what you will find, is a refreshing lager that is purely made for mass quantity consumption... plus you don't have to worry about looking less crafty in front of your beer nerd friends.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2013 11:36:41 | More by tectactoe
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3.9/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/2/2013. Pours moderately hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lime, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of lime, malt, hop, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of lime, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lime, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of lime, malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale lager style! All around nice balance and robustness of malt, lime, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 03:33:03 | More by superspak
Short's Cerveza De Julie from Short's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.