Short's PB & J | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kegger22 on 12-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
19.66%
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

From the December seasonal 6-pak, and back-to-back to the Uber Oatmeal. I liked the soft parade, and the imperial soft parade. It tastes 50%/50%, and thankfully the peanut taste comes out, and the berry tastes. it is dark with a great brown head, and lots of lace. Funky aroma, a little lambic. The sourness from the guber portion is there, and it is masked by the berry flavours, so better than the guber alone. Above average mouthfeel, but a shock sourness to the palate.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Peanut butter stout and fruit rye ale.

Pours a date brown with a khaki light head.

Nose is a fruity cherry/berry sweet with a light acidic character and a real undertone of peanut butter/peanuts.

Mouthfeel is lightly acidic and bright. Well balanced and an elegant carbonation.

Flavor goes from an initial soda pop sweet character to a more elegant, refined and complex berry/cherry/light grape jam flavor with a short peach pit finish.

Initial tastes were almost offensive. Very approachable and almost like a "new" fresh fruit lambik as it warms. Very consumer friendly once you get over the sweet citric character. Tones of plums and cocoa as the beer warms.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GrandCruDrew for sending this one!

Pours an opaque reddish brown with a 1 inch brown head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Lace rivulets form on the sides of the glass on the drink down. Smells exactly like a sour peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I am picking up peanuts, strawberry, and raspberry. A very interesting smell for a beer. Tastes of sour unripe berries up front followed with a peanut butter aftertaste. This beer has a high level of carbonation and goes down very bubbly and crisp. Overall, this is a very good beer that is a very interesting idea. The bottle states this is a mix of a peanut butter stout and a fruit rye ale. I am not getting any stout or rye flavors. Mainly sour berries and a peanut aftertaste. I liked this one a lot.

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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Bruery snifter. Another one from eyebrews! Thanks Jack!

Pours a big fizzy tan colored head. Good retention with some nice lace. Color is deep black. Shows active carbonation near the edge of the glass.

Aroma: The peanuts definitely stick out, but the fruit and 'jelly' flavors follow shortly after. I get strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. It is just as the name would suggest. Malty and fruity. A little roasted/smokey flavor.

Taste: Is very interesting. It is very sour. Lots of the fruit flavors again, but it seems more sour than it should be. The peanuts are covered up by the fruits a lot, but still show. Very malty and sour.

Mouthfeel: Tart, sour (in a bad way) and creamy. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Ends with a whole mess of flavors.

Overall, this one may have gone a bit on the sour side. It is decent, but not anything I really want to buy more of. It it was fresh this may be better and more drinkable.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a reddish brown color and not too much of a head. The nose brings forward a bit of tart strawberry and a bit of lactic acid. Not sure if this was early infection or if it's supposed to be that way. Not bad and certainly could have been intentional. The taste goes down the wrong road. I somewhat enjoyed the strawberry tartness in the nose, but the combination with the slight nutty flavors was really off-putting and really did not taste at all like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to me. Feel is light and strange; I just really did not enjoy this flavor combination.

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Photo of jlindros
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to grub for this really interesting bit.

Light darker colored fizzy head, super dark fig colored.

Nose starts with a light roast and fresh coffee, then a nutty aroma, then some sweet light grape jelly.

Taste is semi sweet, light tart grape and sour fruits, light nutty flavor, light toasty malt and light roast and fresh coffee beans, light lactic acid flavor, finishes with a lot more peanut butter, light roast, and lingering tart and mouth watering lactic acid.

Mouth is med bodied with decent carb.

Overall pretty good, plenty of pb&j, light coffee and roast, tart fruit, nose is good.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was really scared to be honest going into this one. Not really sure what to think, but hey you gotta try it right? 12oz bottle was served chilled and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 01/22/2010.

The pour was magnificent and about what would be come normal for these shorts stouts. Rich dark brown, nearly black in color with a huge head of tan that came right up and sat effortlessly on the top of the glass. Smooth, and rounding down in coated the glass with tons of lacing. Aroma is sharp, sour raspberries and strawberries with only a touch of light peanut and sweet notes mixed in. Really did not think this would be as sour as it turned out to be. As I took the first sip I was blown away. The flavors mixed soo smoothly and evenly I was in heaven. Subtle notes of peanut butter, caramel, and sweet malts lay hidden under a puckeringly sour fruit flavor. Superb. Rich, creamy feel and a light dry finish left me looking around for more the second I finished it.

0verall wow. I was scared of the name but the concept is priceless. I love fruit stouts, and this is superb.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hoppymeal for sending this one to me recently. This one was opened and shared last night.

A: The pour is a dark, slightly murky brown color with a voluminous tan head.

S: The nose is, unfortunately, quite tart. Underneath the tartness, however, are some nice peanut butter, roast, and sweet strawberry aromas.

T: The first sip reveals that the beer is sour. If you let the sip linger on your tongue for a moment, the sourness dies away and you are able to taste some roast and sweet, jammy strawberries.

M: The body is medium with a very high level of carbonation (probably due to infection).

D: I'm not sure if this one is necessarily supposed to be sour (I'm guessing not). I can tell that there is a good beer underneath the infection, but unfortunately, the beer is at least partially "ruined".

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Half Acre shaker pint glass.

Thanks to KJGAGNE for this experiment!

What a regal-looking goober. This thing pours a dark, murky ruby-sienna topped by a finger or so of sandy tan foam. The nose literally comes off as advertised: It's as though I'm sniffing a peanut butter and jelly sammich on rye bread. Straight up. Perhaps a bit more jelly than peanut butter, but that happens sometimes. The taste brings the rye back, a touch on the dark side, along with some peanut butter, but the jelly has been made from some o' the tartest grapes yet employed by jelly-teers. I'm not sure if infection is the cause, or just poor jelly-making, but something ain't quite kosher here. At the same time, though, everything ain't horrid, either. Just kinda bleh. The body is a straight medium, with a moderate carbonation and a prickly feel. Overall, not the best thing I've put in my mouth with these initials, but I'm glad I got to try it out. VDubb, on the other had, is just no returning from the sink. I should really think twice about what I share with him...

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Adam for sharing a few of these with me over the years.

Dark brown appearance with hints of crimson and approx. 1/4" of tan head. Aroma = peanut butter sandwich. perhaps a slight vegetal note, but I haven't had any truly negative experiences with this beer. Flavor is nutty, earthy. Roasted peanuts with a sweet, sugary, jam character. PB&J in a glass, as advertised. Really fun to try and best in small doses.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Short's PB & J from Short's Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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