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Love Knife - Short's Brewing Company

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 27
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale | 6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 09-16-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 27
Photo of justinp444
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip it has a fluffy off white slight yellow head of an inch and a quarter with a hazy ruby brown body (leaves a nice amount of very white lacing). Smell is grapefruit, citrus, earth, Belgian yeast esters, lots of tropical fruit, mango, banana, slight clove, tons of bubblegum, and some biscuit malt in the background. Taste is lots of banana, bubblegum, clove at the end, some citrus, nice amount of biscuit malt, and some slight floral. Mouth feel is moderate same as body and carbonation. A very Belgian-y pale ale that has a ton of fruit-y banana bubblegum flavor, it's not bad, but it definitely is too much.

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Photo of MIbeer27
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, dated 01/15/15

Bottle into goblet with hazy amber, deep red hue and quickly dissipating, one-finger white head.

Aroma is a mix of banana, bubblegum, clove, and generic Belgian yeast fruitiness. Maybe a touch of red berry in there, as well.

Taste generally matches the nose, with the Belgian yeast again dominating. The bubblegum is especially strong, with the clove poking in from time to time.

Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Bitterness is on the medium-high end, which clashes at times.

Overall, Love Knife is a classic Short's experiment with clashing styles that just doesn't pan out. If bitterness was toned down or hop aroma and taste was ramped up, this beer would likely work better.

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Photo of warnerry
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a bubblegum bomb of the highest order. Both smell and taste are dominated by bubblegum. Otherwise rather pleasant. Not sure this is listed under the correct style, as there is almost no hop presence.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amber ale brewed with Belgian yeast.

It pours a glowing amber with billowy foam.

Lightly floral with pleasing aroma.

Delicately flavored with the floral character complementing the amber ale malt nicely.
This is a great combination. A unique take on a typically tired style that really enhances it.

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Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A brownish red Belgian ale that explodes with fruit filled aromas of strawberry, banana, and nectarine. Malt sweetness is quite low, allowing similar fruit flavors throughout, complimented by hints of spice and a slight bitterness.

6.7 % ABV -- 13 IBU

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Love Knife from Short's Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.