Short's The Magician | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A rich lustrous dark red London Ale. Rich malt complexities lending notes of toasted caramel, raisins, toffee, and slight roast chocolate. Very light hop additions let the true malt characters promenade throughout the tasting enjoyment this beer offers."

Added by CortexBomb on 03-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
396
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.59%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mchegash
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.5/5
Pours a dark red, slightly hazy, can see a bunch of small particles floating around in the beer. No head. Sparse amount of carbonation seen rising.

Smell - 3/5
Slightly sweet, maybe slightly fruity malts, some roastiness, some alcohol. Aroma is not very strong.

Taste - 3.75/5
Sweet fruity malts, grapes, cranberries, berries, apple juice, a hint of hops bitterness. Overall, the flavor is fairly complex and fairly fruity. The flavor is decent, but not anything special. I appreciate the complexity, at least this beer isn't boring.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, a medium amount of medium-high intensity carbonation, fairly crisp, and the carbonation kick adds to that. Happy with the mouthfeel overall.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a decent brew, not one that I would have regularly or probably buy again, but I have two more of these left (got 3 as part of the Short's Autumn variety pack), I definitely won't mind drinking them.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jamesod
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joe12pk
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidSummers
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wtkphoto
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very thin and very sweet. One dimensional.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PTBrown
3.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark reddish-brown with a one-finger off-white head. Lots of soapy lacing.

S - Faint aromas of caramel, toffee, and bread.

T - The flavors follow the nose. Malty with flavors of caramel, toffee, biscuit, and some light dark fruits. The finish has a faint earthy ho bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish.

O - A nice easy drinking Red Ale. Would definetly drink again.

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Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of acostuhhh
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of rkf1976
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jiggidy
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of EDiamond
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of MIbeer27
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of heavydetour
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%

Short's The Magician from Short's Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 396 ratings.
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