Short's Snow Wheat | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Snow WheatShort's Snow Wheat

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbeals on 03-15-2009

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Photo of Billet
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great Hefe by my standards. The taste is mildly banana, minimal spice, and super smooth. Great mouth feel and ultra smooth finish also. I really enjoy this one.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of schnjac
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4/16 in Short's holiday variety pack. Pours hazy yellow with a very thin head. No lacing, mild carbonation... The smell is fantastic and the taste is unique; I notice nuttiness with notes of fresh banana bread and taffy. The taste is moderately sweet and of caramel malt and the mouthfeel is smooth with mild carbonation discernable. A pleasant caramel aftertaste is noticeable. A very light and simple wheat ale with good flavors: perfect for enjoying around the holidays or on those cold winter evenings.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Acuity
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of buschbeer
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 fl. oz bottle
Served in a weizen glass

L - It is golden amber in color with a slight haze. An aggressive pour yields several inches of eggshell head that doesn't stick around long. There is a little bit of lacing.

S - I smell the traditional banana and clove.

T - The taste is traditional as well, banana and clove.

M - Medium

O - This is an average hefeweizen. Head retention was less than stellar.

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Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy deep yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head the quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with hints of clove and wheat.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and is dominated by flavors of bananas, although the wheat is a little stronger. The cloves are most noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and isn't a bad choice if you like hefeweizens that have lots of bananas in the smell and taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a bottle of Short's Snow Wheat in their new variety 12 pack for $18.99 at Meijers. I wanted to go with something light tonight so I thought I would give this new beer in Short's new mixed 12 pack a try, so lets see how it goes. No Visible bottling date, but It just showed up so I know it's fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- The label looks nice, I think it's pretty fitting for Short's to have a drawing of a dude skiing in shorts. It poured a slightly hazy straw yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some sticky lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, i have complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness that had a honey like aroma to it and it was followed by that signature Hefeweizen yeast that imparts a medium spicy aroma with ripe bananas seeming to stick out the most with a slight citrus rind aroma in the background. Up next comes some wheaty, grainy, and bready aromas with a slight doughy aroma in the background. This beer had a pretty nice aroma, it had some nice balance to it and it was true to style.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma but lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that still retains that honey aspect and it's followed by a lower amount of yeast flavors with an equal amount of light banana and spice flavors. Up next comes the malts which seem to stick out the most and impart a wheaty, grainy and bready flavor with pretty much no bitterness and it had a wheaty and grainy aftertaste with a slight bit of yeast. This is a nice tasting HefeWeizen, but I thought the balance could have been a little better.

M- Smooth, crisp, clean, on the light side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. I thought the mouthfeel was nice and I thought it worked well with this beer.

Overall all I thought this was nice beer and a solid example of the style, I thought it was a little rough around the edges, but I still enjoyed it and it reminds me of a slightly lighter version of Short's Beach Wheat. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, not filling and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, I could probably drink a couple of these, but in the winter I don't really crave this style. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, I thought they were both pretty nice. What I liked the least about this beer was the balance in the taste, normally I think the yeast can get out of hand with this style, but in this example I thought it was a little light and the wheaty malts were a little too dominating. I don't think I would buy this beer on it's own, it works ok in this mixed pack, but it isn't something I would buy a six pack of. I would recommend this to anyone who likes wheat beer that are on the lighter side. All in all I thought this was a solid Hefeweizen, it wasn't a favorite, but it's far from the worst Hefeweizen I've had, but I felt like there were just a couple things that held this beer back from being as it good as it could be, Nice effort Short's but this isn't a beer that I would look forward to every year, but I'm glad to have a chance to try it.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jamesod
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Short's Snow Wheat from Short's Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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