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Carrot Cake | Short's Brewing Company

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42 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Carrot Cake is an Experimental Strong American Brown Ale developed to taste like a traditional carrot cake. The malty rich base provides the “cakebatter” to support the ginger, allspice, cinnamon, maple syrup and carrot puree for additional depth, complexity and flavor. Simcoe hops and orange zest add a slight citrus element coupled with the vanilla and marshmallow fluff to deliver the cream cheese frosting component

Added by glazeman on 05-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,548
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very excellent experimental brown ale. Served on tap, 10 oz pour in a snifter. Opaque brown in color. Aromas of spices dominate: warm cinnamon, allspice, and hints of ginger swirl around brown bread. Flavors are pretty close to the real thing: nice balance of spices mixed with earthy carrot, sweet notes of maple and cream, with biscuit and rich brown bread. Can only hope this one sees a bottle release sometime.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5/26/2012

Bomber into a snifter.

A: Orangish red with a big beige head.

S: Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. Carrot cake! Frosting and vanilla. Love the aroma.

T: Flavor tastes of carrot cake but it's really intense. Very spicy, lots of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Reminds me a bit of a pumpkin beer with all the spices.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. 

Overall. Great nose but one ounce is enough to taste. A novelty that's worth trying.

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4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a bottle from volunteering at WBC this year. When I opened it up there was an amazing cinnamon smell coming up. I am not fan of carrot cake, but I enjoyed the beer. Taste was a little sweet for me but I just had a 2 oz pour or so as it was shared among 6 people. Would be hard to drink a full 22 oz bottle. Overall a unique beer and one that might have new beer drinkers around winter time convert to drinking better beer.

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Carrot Cake from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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