Short's Autumn Ale | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malty amber ale over toned with slight caramel flavors and notable pleasant hoppiness throughout. An international award winning recipe.
30 I.B.U.'s
13 deg. Plato 
5.75 % A.B.V

Added by proc on 11-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 348 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It poured a clear amber and gave the same color body. A small white head appeared and barely lasted fifteen seconds before dieing altogether into the body. No lacing is left behind. The smell has the caramel up front with some light inviting fruits, slight citrus. The taste is the same with a slightly dry aftertaste. The palate is about a light to medium with some light harshness on the tongue. It had a bitter finish and is fairly drinkable. Overall, pretty good for the most part.

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Photo of Gravewalker
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a bottle of this off the Binny's single shelf. The beer poured a murky amber with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of bitter hop. The taste was slightly bitter...and unimpressive. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure why I bought this bottle - I had Short's amazing Goodnight Bodacious on tap yesterday, so I guess maybe I just wanted a little more from the brewer. It's probably been sitting in the store for a while but now it gets consumed.

It poured out pretty clear and light brown but at the end of the pour some miscellaneous matter came out clouding it up a bit. It continues to fizz. It has a big, sweet ESB smell. The taste also is big and sweet and skunky. I have to think it would have been pretty similar a little fresher

I am happy this is a bit bitter. I doubt I would go for one again, but give it a try if you want a nice ESB.

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Photo of BeerMama2014
4.72/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/3/16; drank 9/25/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque red/purple appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small, noisy khaki head; decent lace.

Grapefruit, brown sugar & acorn notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Grapefruit, acorn & mild brown sugar flavors; an odd mix that is drinkable but a bit off-putting.

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Photo of stortore
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Had 10/23/16.

Pours a cloudy amber, with a half inch head and a good amount of foamy lacing. The smell is malt, hops, yeast, toffee, caramel. The taste is not much different- yeast, hops, malt, caramel, a little bready, with a light hop bitterness throughout, more on the finish.

This is good, enjoyable to drink. Not as malty as others for the style.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is English ale yeast/malts, fruit and a hint of tobacco. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, very mild tobacco, mild sweetness in the middle and a dry/slightly hoppy finish.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear dark copper body, short white head, fading quickly to a tight ring around the edge.

S - Strong caramel note, a bit of toffee, spun sugar, and a soft spiced tea element.

T - The hit is immediately bitter, over-steeped tea, and this lingers throughout, but then a doughy thread appears and a punch of sweet caramel, before these fade back to a long lingering bitterness.

M - Thin, and a bit dry on the close.

O - I like what is going on here, but the threads do not quite hang together. The bitterness is a bit strong, the promised caramel and toffee float too far below the surface. Good, but just a bit more integration would push this to another level.

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Photo of schnjac
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on October 11, 2016. Look is cloudy deep amber with a thin off-white head and spotty lacing. Smell is caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt and some funk.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sposter4
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and toffee like, topped with 3 fingers of creamy, off white head.

Hard water, hints of toffee.

Hard water, hints of toffee, iron, and malts.

Medium, foamy, creamy, smooth and rich body.

Had on tap in the Vine area of Kalamazoo, Oct 1st, 2016 with my bro, Anthony. Very good with pizza. Very standard for the style, quite well done.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper in color with a dense haze to it and a good head on top.

Smells delicious. Rich, caramel malts dominate the aroma profile, but in a very enticing way.

The taste is a more balanced presentation of caramel malts and hops. Lots of caramel up front, followed with secondary notes of pine and juicy hops. It finishes with quite a satisfying biscuity taste.

It has good, solid body to it. Perfect carbonation. It's refreshing for a medium bodied beer. I could drink this beer all day long. I'm really impressed with it.

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Photo of Remmy800
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
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