Howlin' Chinaski | Short's Brewing Company

Howlin' ChinaskiHowlin' Chinaski
82 Ratings
Howlin' ChinaskiHowlin' Chinaski

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BrewtalHonesty on 10-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a becker a dull light to medium golden with a thinner white head atop.Aromas of caramel/dough and some light toast,very bread indeed.Sweet dough dominates the flavor with some floral hops but they are light,more bread in the finish.A little sweeter than I expected but not a bad food beer.

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4.52/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack. Brewed with German Spalt hops.
6.5% ABV, 27 IBU's per the website.

Pours out to a beautifully clear brilliant golden, forming a mousse like light yellow head with superior retention and excellent lacing. Moderate brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs or so. Thin layer of compact yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The nose is classic Weihenstephaner yeast with classic German hops, fermented cleanly with lightly bready malts, light DMS and a touch of sulfur. Mouthfeel is very crisp and very clean, true to style. The taste is a recap of the aroma...lightly bready malts, a touch of yeast, light DMS and sulfur (appropriate to style), very well-balanced moderate bitterness, minimal aroma or flavor hops. Finishes clean and dry with a delicate tea like astrigency and bitterness hanging on in the finish. No off flavors.

Very true to style, this is a classic dortmunder lager. Easy to drink, exceptionally well done. Just as good as GLBC Dortmunder Gold or Ayinger Jahrhundert bier. Highly recommended! I would surely buy more of this if it's released as a 6-pack. Exceptional.

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Howlin' Chinaski from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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