Key Lime Pie | 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): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jrallen34 on 02-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
558
Reviews:
207
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
19.41%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
59
For Trade:
2
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Photo of gopens44
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks a lot darker with its translucent and dark orangey or burnt sienna color, then what I imagined it would look like before I poured it, as the suggestion of lime made me think of something much lighter. Virtually no head to speak of, in fact, not even any meaningful fizz remained around the edges a few minutes after the pour.

The nose does impart some lime to be certain, but also has biscuity qualities as well as a touch of corny sweetness.

Tastes immediately tart with a definite lime kick that fades off moments before a full dose of crackery maltiness creeps in for a moment , leaving behind a bitterness that can't really explain and the now realized, artificial-ness of the lime as an aftertaste.

I can appreciate the effort, but it's not "up there" on my list of things I like and would have again.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dexterk1
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a medium golden-brown body, one finger white head, fair retention, no lacing. There seemed to be several small particles floating in my glass as well; seemed to be either yeast clumps or graham crackers- really not sure. Smell is of graham cracker, lactose, distinct lime and a moderate caramel sweetness. It isn't really what I expected a key lime pie beer to smell like, and the sweetness is a little overwhelming. Still, seems appropriate for a dessert beer. Flavour is similar to the nose; sweet caramel, lactose, graham cracker, moderate lime presence that isn't domineering. Again, doesn't taste like key lime pie, but it does go down that road even if it doesn't nail it. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied despite its syrupy sweetness, a bit tough to drink an entire 12oz bottle on my own. I love key lime pie and this is a good attempt at making a beer in its vein, but it doesn't quite get there.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 8/1/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper with a small light khaki head that fades very quickly leaving almost no retention and no lacing. There's also pieces of graham cracker in the mix, which is a first for me. The aromas are subtle with some hints of lime and caramel. Subtle hints of vanilla as well. Malts do their thing. The flavors are sweet and slightly tart without being overwhelming or over the top. The lime is present. The graham cracker and marshmallow flavors seem to go unnoticed. Finishes sweet, but isn't cloying. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light and thin with moderate carbonation. It's ultimately smooth.

This isn't bad at all, I just personally wish the marshmallow and graham cracker shined a bit more. It becomes more enjoyable the more you drink. It's clean and refreshing. Not bad.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hermit990
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of K-Dog
3.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge fan of fruit and vegetable beers so I've passed on this in the past. Just went to a shorts tasting event and decided to give a try. This was better than I expected. Had a very weird green color (obviously the lime). Not much for smell but overall tasted breezy good. Kind of tart yet sweet at the same time. Glad I tried this and might actually pick up a six pack. Very interesting beer.

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Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dtm426
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bonis
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a mostly clear orange/amber, with a small, quickly dissipating head on a hard pour, and no lacing. Not very much of an aroma. A little yeasty, a little citrus, some lactose and marshmallow. The taste is malt, a citrus flavor that is more definable as lime as it warms, lactose, some marshmallow, a light earthiness. Mostly smooth, fairly refreshing, lighter bodied, could use a touch more carbonation.

This is ok, it's a fun beer to try. It does keep it's flavor all the way through the bottle, which is a plus.

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Photo of MIbeer27
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, dated 07/29/16

Bottle into Short's goblet with murky brown color and short-lived, off-white head. Quite a few floaties that look like small Rice Krispies and absolutely no lacing. Rather ugly looking beer.

Aroma is rather faint with notes of biscuits, lactose, graham crackers, and brown sugar.

Taste matches up with the nose. Very sweet and pie-crust like throughout and a tingle of tart lime at the finish.

Mouthfeel is sticky sweet with very little carbonation.

Swing and a miss from Short's here. Key Lime Pie doesn't work for me in the way that Strawberry Short's Cake did. The lime just doesn't show up enough, leaving behind a sticky sweet mess.

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Photo of Nuggetz
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KAF
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigleague
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Joe Short's 37th birthday party at HopCat GR 12/16/15

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Photo of onespartan
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 558 ratings.
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