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Key Lime Pie | Short's Brewing Company

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Key Lime PieKey Lime Pie

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

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5/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A= Hazey copper color. Look's exactly like apple cider. Zero lacing, zero head.

S= Lime and lots of it. You can also smell the graham crackers in this along with a hint of lactose.

T= I'm rating this beer based on what it is supposed to taste like. Key Lime Pie. Short's hit the nail on the head with this beer, it is absolutely amazing! On first sip I taste lime, a little lactose, sweet marshmallow and a burnt graham cracker taste. Flavor lingers on tongue for a long time. Beer is quite tart, but not very sweet which I honestly enjoy.

M= Creamy with low carbonation.

O= Short's Key Lime Pie is an excellent experimental beer! One that I will definitely be looking for in the future! I'm glad that I was able to score a six pack of this when I was able to!

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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I have tried KLP on tap and in the bottle. I enjoyed it on tap, I drank four of them. You get a taste of key lime, the crust and some whipped cream. Crazy in a good way. Smell is good you think its going to be really sweet but is balanced nicely. Try one or four!

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4.66/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm reviewing this beer from notes at EBF 2010 in hopes that Short's will bottle this beer. Of all the incredible beers that I sampled at the Extreme Beer Fest 2010, this was the highlight of the day.
The sweet, tart lime and graham cracker aroma hits you immediately after this beer is poured. It smells like my mom's key lime pie just as it comes out of the oven.
The taste is fantastic. You know that sweet, tart, rich creamy taste of a well made key lime pie right as it hits your tongue? Well this beer nailed it - it tastes JUST like that. How they pulled it off, I have no idea.
For the mouthfeel, this liquid key lime pie has the acidity yet creaminess of the real thing with just the right amount of sweetness to balance it out.
Drinkability - If I could, I'd buy several cases of this and drink one every night for dessert.
Please Short's - bottle this! It's the best thing you've made so far, and that's saying something as you guys have made some great beer.

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4.59/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was half heartedly expecting this to be green like a hi-c ecto cooler, but it is a nice dark amber tone with a slightly off white head. A thin transparent layer of sediment sits on the bottom of the bottle and pulls up with ease. Smells limey like a lime yogurt, very fruity ad sugary. An exceptional taste. Creamy and fluffy like a key lime pie followed by a pleasant backing that doesn't take away too much from the lime flavor. A really great surprise. Short"s pulls through yet again with another great brew. Very clean feeling and a great drinkablility.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amber color with hints of a bit of red. Nice off white head that left a little bit of lacing.

S: Some hints of lime with marshmellow and citrus acid.

T: It has a sweet yet sour tangy lime note. definitely some marshmellow notes, especially in the finish and some gram cracker sweetness. it definitely tastes just like key lime pie and I love it

M: It's light and not cloying sweet and there is no heat. it works well for the style

D: Yeah, i am very partial to this beer. its wuite refreshing but can also be a slow sipping dessert beer. I would love to have a ton of this around

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a snifter glass unveils a red/orange brew with a finger of off-white head. Good head retention with just a bit of lacing.

S- Hints of tart lime and a bit of sugary, marshmallow like sweetness. The graham crackers come through slightly, but I really had to dig to find it in the aroma over the limes.

T- WOW! One of the best tasting beers I've ever had. It tastes exactly like Key Lime Pie. Lime flavor is both tart and sweet with the graham cracker coming through nicely. A hint of marshmallow in there too. Soooo good!

M- Light-medium body with some prickly carbonation.

D- I could drink this beer all night long. This was most definitely the highlight of the night and is quite possibly my new favorite Short's beer. They definitely need to bottle this at some point.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler received in trade with kbeals with great thanks and appreciation for the hard work Kevin went through to get this growler to me.

A - Pours a hazy brownish amber color with a thin wisp of foam that dies fairly quickly and leaves behind just an extremely thin collar around the glass.

S - Smell is pretty light overall - very mild limey citrus and some creamy fluff-like marshmallowy quality. Wish there was a bit more here...but what is here is good.

T - If there was any doubt before tasting, there isn't any more. There is an unmistakable tart, sour citrusy lime flavor that sits way up front. Almost like beer mixed with some limeade. Then there is the graham crackers...blends together with the fruit perfectly. Layered with some vanilla'y marshmallows too. I get next to zero grain/malt flavors and same thing with hops...but who cares, this tastes great.

M - Somewhat thin in body, but definitely not watery. Carbonation is light with a smooth creaminess to it that works really well. Graham crackers sit well into the aftertaste.

D - A great summer time session beer. I could sit with this beer all day long and be totally content. A very unique and interesting beer. Shorts - please bottle this one! If you can get a hold of this one, definitely give it a shot.

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Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 559 ratings
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