Shorty's Premium Lager | Skagit River Brewery

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Shorty's Premium LagerShorty's Premium Lager

Brewed by:
Skagit River Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LiquidAmber on 01-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours clear golden with a slightly amber tinge, smallish pale head. Smell is lager sour. Smells a little better than the average lager to me.

Taste is classic lager with a bit of a surprise hoppy turn. Tangy and sour.

Mouthfeel is dry. Overall, I like this more than I like most lagers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of seanthornton152
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of KTCamm
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours medium amber with a light layer of white foam. atop. Malty smell. Some bittering in the nose. Toffee taste, all malt, some hop bite at the finish. Light pine to the hop. Easy drinker with lots of malty goodness. Nice body.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear medium orange amber. Thin medium to fine head that leaves a thick ring around the glass and some decent lacing. What little foam there is has good persistance. Aroma of bready malt and a hint of toasted malt. Flavor is similar, sweet and bready malt, with a nice toasty malt finish and a decent hop kick at the end. Light bodied. A quite pleasant lager made to the style, but with a bit of toasty character.

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Photo of Hanzo
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a slightly hazy amber with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly to just a few islands in the middle...not much lacing left behind.

The nose brings bread, a bit of toast, and not much hint of any bitterness.

The taste is of bread, toasted malt, some caramel malt, and a nondescript bitterness, especially in the finish that brings a dryness. Pretty tasty brew for the style; Yeah, it's a goodie.

On the high end of light bodied with the carbonation at a nice manageable level.

It's an easy brew to quaff though I haven't found out what abv it is, not even on their website. I recommend it though I'd appreciate having the bottling date or best by date put on the bottle somewhere..

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Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of KajII
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a clear medium amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that was fully diminishing and had fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, citrus hops and a sweaty yeast with a mild note of caramel and an adjunct (corn).

The taste was mildly acidic with a hint of caramel from the onset, becoming a bit hoppy with a strong adjunct presence and a decent bitter citrus peel finish. The flavor lasted a good while with a bitter citrus peel taste lift to lie on the taste buds for a little while longer.

Mouthfeel was light in body and mildly dry in texture with a moderate carbonation.

Overall a brew that starts out with a kind of weak presence, but finishes moderately bitter and rather tasty. This along with the low ABV and a mild hoppiness, make it a perfect choice for your Summer BBQ...

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Shorty's Premium Lager from Skagit River Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 9 ratings