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Strawberry Short's Cake | Short's Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of M1A2
2.23/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of scott2269
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerDawg
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waveoff
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richter525
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says 06/22/16 so I assume that's the bottled on date. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/reddish color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like strawberries, strawberry shortcake, lactose and some bready/grainy malt. For the most part I think the taste is just like the aroma, but with some strawberry jam noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy enough to drink. I'm glad I got to try this one, $2.79 a bottle.

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Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slarson7
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jp32
4.76/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a little deeper in color than most golden ales, this one is nearly a shade of auburn or amber in color. It smells absolutely delicious. I've never imagined a beer to smell the way this one does. Buttered biscuits are the first thing I notice about it's aroma, and quickly become obsessed with smelling it. Not at all buttery like diacetyl, yet buttery like your grandmother is baking something in the kitchen and that smell is teasing you for most of the day. Strawberry hints rise from the glass as well. This beer smells like none other. It smells like delicious food.

It's flavor is nearly as good as it's aroma. It actually tastes like strawberry short cake. Now, strawberry short cake is not anywhere even close to my top 10 favorite desserts. However, somehow it goes so blissfully perfect in this beer, and the simple fact they were able to nail this creative idea so well is worth bonus points.

You have to try it!

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ow man OW MAN! Been meaning to try this beer every since I heard of the brewery and its experimental awesomeness.

A - Not much head which pulls back to a pathetic lace ring. Color is not at all what I expected for a blonde ale very dark ruby brown.
S - AH! There it is! Fresh jammed strawberry puree mixed with lactic sugars to give it a sort of vanilla cookie like smell.
T - Aside from a touch of dry yeast or hops it tastes like it advertises very sweet then tart strawberries mixed with some vanilla sweet lactose. Repeated sips are the same in that order of tastes so complex!
M - Very smooth light to medium body I am enjoying it!

Overall I can really get into this beer its sweet and sour and then hop bite/yeast keeps it interesting and each sip is consistent. Really don't get the bad reviews since its everything it says it is right on the label and it tastes GOOD!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled 06/22/16 printed on the bottleneck. First time seeing this offering from Short's in the Chicagoland area. "Golden Ale brewed with fresh strawberries and milk sugar". No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a Central Waters snifter.

A - Pours a murky pinkish-brown colored body, conjures about half a finger of thin frothy off-white head that leaves some okay fluffy lacing. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks nice.

S - Aroma definitely embodies the spirit of freshly cut strawberries - super juicy & authentic smelling, with lots of nice creamy milk sugars coming in second.

T - The taste strikes me as very nutty & earthy initially (peanuts & hazelnuts mostly) but its probably just the combination of fresh cut strawberry goodness and the milk sugars. Definitely invokes true flavors of strawberry short cake when you look for them. The strawberry flavor comes through very fresh, juicy, & authentic.

M - Feel is extremely smooth, crisp, & creamy. The juicy strawberry & milk sugar is a wonderful pair. Light-bodied and easy drinking stuff with excellent carb.

Overall, an awesome, unique, and delicious beer from Short's. Would definitely try this again.

Short's Brewing Strawberry Short's Cake -----4/5.

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Photo of stortore
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy, fairly deep orange, with a one finger head. some lacing. Geez. it really does smell like strawberry shortcake- strawberries, cream/lactose, yeast, light malt. The taste... is kind of a drop off from the aroma. Fruity flavor- still some strawberry, yeasty, more of a malt presence, good amount of lactose. A little earthy bitterness on the finish. Smooth, light bodied.

The aroma is great. especially on the first pour, decent flavor, fun to try.

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Photo of rodlavers
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OnetimeIdrankabeer
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 6/22/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy copper with a fluffy light tan head that fades leaving nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of sweet strawberries and vanilla. It does have a "cake like" vibe going on. Malts are there. The flavors are sweet, but not cloying at all. It's slightly earthy. Lots of fresh strawberries. Very subtle bitterness in the finish. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light and thin, but still has a solid body to it with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice brew. It's pretty unique as well. It definitely has a strawberry short cake vibe. Very refreshing stuff. Well done, I like it.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultimate
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevem68
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby Amber color. Aroma is a little malty and cakey with some strawberry sweetness. Flavor is pretty bland and average. You can taste the strawberry shortcake but nothing special. Overall very average, worth trying once but I don't need to drink this again.

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Strawberry Short's Cake from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 543 ratings
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