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:
557
Reviews:
206
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
19.41%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
59
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Dirty_Hippy
5/5  rDev +47.1%
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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Photo of Acuity
4/5  rDev +17.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of ChrisMason
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of mrebeka
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of redleg64
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Savearth
1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of SirDalton
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of 1Adam12
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of amart80
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of rudzud
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to MikeTD to sending this beer. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper hue with a nice one finger head that fades almost immediately. a couple big, chunky whitish brown particles were floating at the top of, which I scooped out when I poured; marshmallow or graham cracker chunks. No head retention or side lacing.

S - So this EXPLODES with key lime aromas. Its worth noting, when I bury my nose in it I get more of a coppery type beer with grains, however, when I Swirl and take a wiff from a foot or so away I smell key lime pie. Great lime notes, crushed graham crackers, and light marshmallow type sweetness. Dont get any creamy lacto though.

T - This is tough to judge for me. So, theres more of that tasty, tart key lime that fades almost immediately to a strong slightly burnt graham cracker. The fact that theres a very faint lacto creamy tasty in the middle is what bumps this up to a 3.5 for me. Barely.

M - Mouthfeel is nice. Super tart, which is to be expected. Slightly creamy, lowerish carbonation but that keylime sensation keeps this from feeling flat.

O - I really, really wanted to like this beer but that burnt graham cracker on the aroma and especially on the back of the taste kind of ruined it for me.

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Photo of BHansen214
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of birchstick
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a copper, caramel color without much of a head on it

S - the nose has lime, cinnamon pie crust, and vanilla all weaving together, with the lime being the strongest scent

T - starts off with sweet lime flavors up front. The limes hold strong through the palate. A little bit of crust and vanilla show up toward the middle and back, but the lime overpowers it. Interesting beer here.

M - a little watery and medium bodied

D - overall this is an interesting beer. I like trying new concepts, and key lime pie conceptualized as a beer is new to me. I would definitely recommend it as I think Shorts pulled it off well and it is also not your run of the mill style.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Pat316
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.25/5  rDev +25%

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

I traded for a six pack of this because my wife loved it at EBF one year. Review from notes sampled spring 2011.
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a bone white head that has great retention. Smells of lime, bread, caramel, and tartness. The flavor is tart with the lime dominating the taste. Bready malts and a hint of caramel round out the flavor. Medium to light body with a more than spirited level of carbonation and a tart sugary mouthfeel. I tried this at EBF and thought it was so much better than this bottled version! I swear I could taste meringue when I first tried this, but this bottled version lacks the wow factor of our initial taste of this beer. I'm not sure how fresh these bottles were.

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Key Lime Pie from Short's Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 557 ratings.
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