Short's Village Reserve | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Village ReserveShort's Village Reserve

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

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented as "beer" from wort extracted from fully modified two-row pale malt which provides a beautiful straw color. This beer is aggressively hopped with Perle and Centennial hops. Its light body and low alcohol allow the hops to become more prominent throughout the beer. The floral aroma is attributed to heavy handfuls of centennial hops at the finish of the boil. Hearty handfuls of hops lend a grape fruity tone in the flavor and finish of the beer.
40 I.B.U.'s
10.6 deg.  Plato
4.2% A.B.V.

Added by jimbotrost on 09-14-2005

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.51/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Smells, tastes like a lager that is masquerading as a Cali Common. Probably my least favorite Short's brew I've tried.

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2.62/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got as part of a build-your-own 6-pack at Kroger. Bottling date 1/15/15

Appearance - 2/5
Light orange, fairly clear, yet with a massive amount of large particles floating in the beer. The kind of look that makes me wary to drink it. I know it's perfectly fine, but I'm pretty sure we've evolved such that when we see a liquid full of particles, we don't like it. Also I see no carbonation.

Smell - 2.5/5
A light lagery smell, with hints of spice and earthiness. Also a little but of not-so-great mustiness.

Taste - 2.75/5
Quite sweet, has a very thick, bready taste, along with some light citrus. A lot of earthiness, as well as strong earthy-dirt hop flavors. There's also a bunch of other weird flavors, like mint, and woody resin. Overall definitely a strange taste.

Mouthfeel - 3/5
About medium-light in body, but the taste does make it seem a little more thick as I noted above. Low carbonation. Pretty average feel overall.

Overall - 2.5/5
Sometimes I feel like Short's just whips up a random recipe, sips it to make sure it doesn't taste *terrible*, and then just throws it in a bottle and sells it. I understand they are a heavily experimental brewery, but that's no excuse for poor product like this. This beer was a chore to finish and should have been kept (permanently) in the village's reserve.

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Short's Village Reserve from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 115 ratings
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