Short's Autumn Ale | Short's Brewing Company

Short's Autumn AleShort's Autumn Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
355 Ratings
Short's Autumn AleShort's Autumn Ale
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
Ranking:
#34,217
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
355
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 355 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Steimie
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of redleg64
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TurboBrew
4.77/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at shorts brew pub on vacation. & Pick up sixers of it every fall in SE MI !

Sidenote: I love shorts beer, and love ESB's.. therefore this is incredible.

A: A slightly hazy light copper color.. leaves a little head but mostly bubbles and fades away.

S: Sweet malty smell with tropical fruit.. just a hint of it.

T: Crisp and clean for a ESB. really hits like a amber ale and the fruit and wild stuff come in at the finish for me... excellent

M: Solid and on par with ESBs ive had, very good. Chewy and fruity.

O: Thank you sir may I have another? Will continue to buy sixers of this magical beverage until they run out and am forced to wait until next year

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Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jkrich
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: hazy, orange and brown, much like an autumn leaf. An off-white, foamy head quickly dissipated leaving the most lacing I have seen in quite a while.

Upon opening the bottle, the sweet, syrupy and complex aroma wafted upward. After the pour, the aroma was still inviting.

The flavor has a solid malty, caramel flavor with a nice hop complement to keep it refreshing and quite quaffable. A very faint hint of herbal tea can be detected in the aftertaste.

The ale was rather thin-bodied with a lingering bitter mouthfeel and robust carbonation.

The ESB style may have some of the most diverse interpretations. Some are malt driven while others push the envelope with hoppy bitterness. This one straddles the middle. While not hugely complex in flavor, the flavor profile keeps it interesting; an ideal quaffer for the beginning of Autumn.

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Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of rjl910953
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of theecaleb
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lightly chilled 120z bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy, Amber in color. Great lacing, dirty white head.

S: Nothing fancy, does not really have any fall/spice/pumpkin smells that stand out.

T: Thicker than expected, decent taste of hops, strong spice taste but I can not determine what spice I'm tasting.

M: Good carbonation, thick and fairly rich, bitterness of hops stand out.

O: Not bad, better than the average autumn brew. It is definitely more of an ESB than a autumn ale. To me, most of shorts beers taste the same, hoppy. I would recommend this beer to a friend.

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Photo of mzeld
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Cikemascio
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Scotthuller
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Avant_Garage
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Lauthaha
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank this beer straight from the bottle.

Appearance: Through the amber glass after a few sips, I see a relatively strengthened head of about one cm inside the bottle. Sticky lacing on the side from which I am not drinking. Looks good to me!

Smell: Sappy citrus. Some coriander perhaps, and a lot of sour molasses. Sweet bread or fruitcake. Heavy on the malt nose.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I was a bit repulsed at first: a desired quality in an ESB, for me anyway. Bitter, sweet and sour all at once...the syrupy flavors intermingle with grapefruit-like sour citrus tones. Bready on the palate, but goes with very smoothly, leaving behind very little residue. A clean sip.

Overall: A win for Short's Brewing, again.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Mora2000
2.67/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Pawola22 for sending this beer my way.

The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a gigantic white head. Looks like this may be another Short's beer with infection issues. The aroma confirms what I expected, there is something off with this bottle. I get some toffee and caramel notes in the aroma, but I also get a funky note I can't really identify. The flavor is similar, with some iced tea, toffee and lighter bitterness, as well as some light funk. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Sicilano's

A: clear, chestnut color, good lacing, thin veil in end
S: full nose, fruity (mango)
T: medium bodied, hard to rate because it's an 'autumn ale' but the style is an ESB, dominates with fruity hop finish and a bit of hop bitterness, some roasted malt body
M: medium bodies, strong fruit/bitter hops
O: unusual style, need a bit more malt , odd style for an autumn ale

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short's Brewing Co.
Autumn Ale
Deschutes snifter

A: Pours a nice clean amber color. Half a finger of off white big bubbled head, fades quick. Cloudier with hazy notes. Not a terrible looking beer.

S: Smells of sweet malts and low hops. There is some fruitiness in there. But mostly malt: caramel and toffee are noted.

T: A little bit of bitterness on the tip of the tongue, but then it's a spicy malt beer. Like others have mentioned, I have had better ESBs but this isn't horrible. Sweet & bitter finish.

M: Light leading to medium.

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Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 355 ratings
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