Short's The Good Samaritan | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's The Good SamaritanShort's The Good Samaritan

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of DannyDan
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. pours an amber color body with a thin white head that fades away quickly and leaves with little retention, lacing and not much carbonation in this brew.
S. The smell is apples, bananas, cloves, a woodsy smell and spicy too.
T. The taste is sweet apples, followed by bananas mixed with some spices, cloves, a hint of hops and finally an apple cake finish.
M. This has a sticky,cling to the tip of the tongue mouthfeel.
D. It is a little watery which makes it easy to drink, but it also feels very filling and probably could do one at a time as a nice desert beer. Halloween and Thanksgiving would be a great time for this beer as an alternative to the pumpkin ales.

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Photo of SeaUrchin
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

appearance - light brown, small head, on an aggressive pour, head only hung around for about a minute or so, light light brown head, no real lacing

smell - smell of malts, yeast, apples and slight banana, smelled great to me at the time

taste - taste was a bit lack luster, an almost bready apple flavor up front(a very sweet apple) then faded into a slightly bitter malt with apple pie spices(clove was prominant to me and maybe a bit of cinnamon), and an after taste of apples, nothing that knocked my socks off

mouthfeel - had a pleasant thickness to it, almost like thin phlegm(again pleasant not in a disgusting sense) the mild carbonation did little to lighten the mouthfeel, a bit chewey, would have liked more carbonation on this one

drinkability - i could see myself going through a few of these in a night if there were no other offerings that tickled my fancy but this isnt a sit down and pound kind of beer for me, id take my time with it since it wasnt so delicious i wanted a lot but wasnt so bad that i wanted to get it done with ASAP

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Photo of alexgash
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle.

Bright, medium copper body. Finger of loose, bubbly, light khaki head. Lots of yeasty fruit on the nose. Notes of banana, kiwi, bubble gum, clove, and marshmallow. Some toasted caramel notes as well.

Grainy, lightly toasted biscuit malt up front. Estery banana and Juicy Fruit gum sweetness follow. Singed caramel underneath it all. Light clove and bubblegum. Apples in the finish, along with some mild minty bitterness. Medium-bodied with a slightly watery, undercarbonated feel. Not bad, but could be better.

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Photo of webmanspidey
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Described on the bottle as an "amber ale brewed with apple cider".

Poured into a pint glass, this is a translucent light brown color with minimal head. The smell is an interesting mix of apples, peanuts, cloves, banana, and bubblegum.. Taste is also heavy on the spices, especially cloves. Sweet apples are prevalent towards the end. Alcohol presence is very low in this one, with a light fizzy mouthfeel.

Pretty interesting. Worth trying.

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Short's The Good Samaritan from Short's Brewing Company
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