Short's The Woodmaster | Short's Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
349 Ratings
Short's The WoodmasterShort's The Woodmaster
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Brown Ale fermented with Northern Michigan maple syrup and toasted pecans

Added by BelgianAleSlut on 06-29-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
349
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
14.55%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
58
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of bigleague
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FinchSCF
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.84/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is what craft beer means to me.
an ale that has quickly become my favorite all-time brew.
Dark brown pour with a light fluffy, albeit thin head that stays around.
best in a snifter, it helps later with agitation.
the right mix of sweet malt and grains. follows the nose.
this is also the first maple flavored beer that actually tastes like real maple. yum.
toasted chocolate notes with a slight bitter hop finish. again, balanced right for me.
will purchase again and again to enjoy. my favorite so far. 06-2015

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

Photo of Eziel
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cosmicevan
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

big thanks to CraftyBastard for the bottle, enjoyed from a batch 002 TB oversized snifter.

a - brew pours cloudy brown that settles in the glass as opaque dark brown with almost purple highlights. frothy cream colored head didn't hang but left streaks of lace on the glass.

s - nose is as advertised, brown ale with maple syrup. some sweet malts give hints of nuts, but not specifically pecan.

t/m/o - the first thing that jumps out is the body. fairly full bodied while having a very silky feel. juice like. flavor is very sweet raisin, prune, brown sugar with yes...pecan. super sweet, not boozy aside from the sweetness. yet another interesting beer from shorts. these are all fun to try but there are only a handful of shorts brews that i would want a 6'er of and this one fits the one and done category.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LambicLion
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadLatvian
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elliott1184
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy dark brown with a half-finger tan head. The head dissapates extremely quickly leaving lots of spotty lacing.

S - Aromas of maple syrup, pecans, dark fruits, and booze.

T - The flavor starts with maple syrup and candied pecans. Dark fruits, nutmeg, & vanilla appear midpalate. There is some booziness and piney hoppiness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft syrupy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Another solid beer from Short's. The booziness is a tad strong and this could good be great with some aging.

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Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaymo18
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Segnem5
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Acuity
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Short's The Woodmaster from Short's Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 349 ratings.
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