Strawberry Short's Cake | Short's Brewing Company

Strawberry Short's CakeStrawberry Short's Cake
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Strawberry Short's CakeStrawberry Short's Cake

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Strawberry Short’s Cake is a Golden Ale brewed with the addition of strawberries and milk sugar. The flavors of shortcake and fresh strawberries transform this beer into rose-colored party nectar that is pleasingly sweet with hints of cream. Biscuit flavors and aromas arise from the use of large amounts of Victory malt.

Added by akorsak on 07-20-2009

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 8/30/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Deep orange, with a distinct pink/red tint - very small head, fades to a borderline nonexistent cap, leaves a few specs of lacing

Smell: Strawberries, strawberries everywhere - fresh, ripe, sliced strawberries - some milky sweetness and powdered sugar - very pale malts, undercooked dough, wouldn't really describe this as shortcake-like (I can accept this)

Taste: Lots of strawberries - not as fresh and juicy as the nose, but definitely fleshy and whole - lactose, with lots of milky sugar - buttery, pale malts - more like raw dough than shortbread, like the smell - finishes sugary, but that makes sense for the intent of this beer

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, low carbonation, smooth, nice to sip (even though I wouldn't consider this a sipper due to the low ABV)

Overall: I like cake

The strawberry and sweet components of this are quite exceptional. But the cake is a bit underdeveloped. It could be more decadent and full of cake. Worth a try though. I think I need to eat some cake.

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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jas45678 for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Red tinged orange copper. Slightly hazed. Tiny white collar, no cap or lacing. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Fresh strawberries. Light lactose sweetness over a bready graham cracker malt base. A very light hint of pale malt sweetness as well. Juicy with some strawberry jam. A hint of butter and shortbread. A very slight dairy backing. Not a ton of complexity, but solid on the name.

Taste: A little less fruit forward than the nose, but still pushes a fresh strawberry flesh. Some bitter underripe strawberry as well. Malts are light and slightly bready with some slight buttery notes. Lightly sweet thanks to the lactose and surprisingly clean. Slightly sweet strawberry.
Not particularly complex or anything, but nice.

Mouth feel: Light moving toward medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean and easy drinking.

Overall: Oh snap, it's dessert.

Not crazy, but might be the best dessert-like Short's beer I've tried. Clean and straight up use of strawberry make it delightful. Not complex, but solid.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another experimental Shorts brew, another anxious me, waiting patiently all year to finally indulge. Red, not quite dark enough to be called ruby or crimson, rather it's just an ominous red color, with even a little bit of orange at the edges. Mild clarity with only a slight haze, a soapy film rests on top without growing large enough to qualify as a true head.

Pure strawberry juiciness comes gushing out of the glass as I bring my nose forth. Sweetness is present, almost like some residual sugars, but nothing that's going to rot your teeth out. Hefty malts lay down a bready aroma that undercuts the strawberry near the end. There's a mild creaminess here and there, also kind of sugary in character. A fruity explosion, no doubt. It actually smells slightly reminiscent of the beer's namesake.

The taste is a little more mild in terms of downright fruity sweetness than the aroma, and that may actually turn out to be a good thing. More strawberry puree and a good amount of backing creaminess with a touch of sugary, milky sweetness to travel alongside. Yeah, it's sweet. Of course it's sweet - it's called "Strawberry Shorts Cake" for Christ's sake. What did you expect? But, it's not overwhelming. It's sweet in a light, dessert-y kind of way.

The malt provides the breadiness that controls the entire "cake" aspect. It's certainly bready and doughy, and mixed with the mild residual sugars, I guess I can see where you'd pull "cake" from. It is pretty biscuity. Some light whipped cream and granulated sugar mixed with tingly strawberry juice in the finish. Lighter bodied, as you'd expect from a 5% ABV fruit beer, with decent carbonation and a mouth feel that's not as sticky as you might think.

Well, well, well... I was a bit nervous going into this one (albeit still excited) but things turned out well after all. This beer is basically exactly what it states. Strawberries, biscuit and bread malt, and some creamy sweetness. Strawberry short cake, right? It's sweet, it's dessert-like, and it's a nice way to compliment a hefty dinner. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, and it's one of the better Michigan fruit beers out there, if you ask me.

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3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a light brown with a reddish hue. Pretty clear. Small tan head that quickly fades.

Smell: sweet. Strawberry sweetness. Milk sugar sweetness and a bready scent

Taste: interesting how much it is actually like strawberry short cake. Opens up with sweet strawberries that give way to a bread taste and finishes off with sugar. My complaint is that the flavors are very artificial. The strong sweetness is overkill and adds to the artificitialty.

Mouthfeel: fairly heavy and full for the low alcohol. Finishes way to sweet.

Overall: this one is a dud in the shorts lineup. They usually do so well with this type of beer. But the sweetness is off putting and the taste is too artificial

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Strawberry Short's Cake from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54% out of 100 with 541 ratings
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