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Short's Autumn Ale | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Autumn AleShort's Autumn Ale
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3.64/5
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361 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:
#34,919
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
361
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Ratings: 361 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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 -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sposter4
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
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 +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 8/3/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very hazy glowing burnt orange with a fluffy off-white/light tan head that fades leaving nice retention and okay lacing. The aromas are malt forward with caramel and toffee. There's also some orange and citrus notes in the mix. The flavors seem to follow the nose. Nice balance between the malts and hops. Bittersweet. More enjoyable caramel and toffee notes. More orange with some hints of lemon. Some pine is in the mix. Nice subtle bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy and smooth. Very easy to drink.

This is a nice ESB. It might not be flashy or anything, but this isn't exactly a flashy style. Nice use of malts and hops. This would hit the spot when the weather cools off. Enjoyable stuff. I like it.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pandarus
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djfrenchy
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Cloudy, burnt amber color, decent sized head with excellent retention
S - Fresh baked bread, toast, followed by juicy citrus, something like walnut towards the end
T - Very hop-forward for the style, but not overly aggressive. Hops give the beer a tropical and juicy flavor which actually compliments the biscuity malt very nicely. Maybe not to style but very tasty and refreshing. There is a faint buttery/toffee taste but it's hard to pick up on.
F - Fairly heavy carbonation, zippy mouthfeel. Again, maybe too much for an ESB. Seems to be obscuring some of the more delicate malty flavors.
O - Lots of interesting things going on, if I lived in Michigan I would reach for this often in the fall. The mix of nutty bread and juicy hops is intriguing.

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Short's Autumn Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 361 ratings
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