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Carrot Cake | Short's Brewing Company

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by glazeman on 05-31-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
39
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and does not have any signs of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The aromas are moderately strong and smell exactly like a carrot cake—so close to the original that it’s like you are smelling a Yankee candle.
T: The taste has a moderate amount of sweetness and is very similar to the smell, except that the spices are a bit stronger.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit syrupy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a beer that needs to be sipped, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because you can take the time to savor the aromas and flavors.

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Reviewed from notes.

Pours an orange-brown color with a thin off-white head and a few spots of lacing plus a nice collar throughout. The nose carries the aroma of freshly-baked carrot cake with some sweetness, light nuttiness, and raisins. Following through on this is a bit of light spices and a bit of vanilla. The flavor falls along the same lines with same cake-like bready malt as well as raisin, nuts, spice, and a pinch of vanilla. Moderate feel with a good enough body to create that cake-like feeling, though a bit too much sweetness. Overall, one of the best experimental beers I’ve had from Short’s.

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

I had this on tap two nights ago, but this review is strictly from the grolwer I brought home at airohead2001's request.

A: reddish amber with a 1/2 finger whispy white head that has medium retention and decent lacing.

S: The smell is pretty good. I get some pumpkin spice and a little sweet cream with vanilla.

T: Wow, the short's people really nailed this one. Some of there offerings that aim to recreate a particular food I have been less than impressed with, but this one was spot on. There's a nice balance between the carrot (which does not come through as earthy, but rather like a candied carrot) and the cream, and the base ale. There's a little bit of a port-like finish as it warms.

M: A bit on the syrupy side. I feel this could use a bit more carbonation and maybe lose a bit on the viscosity.

O: It's like a carrot cake. Would you want to eat the whole cake or just a slice? One or two small glasses it's fantastic, but to split a growler was a bit overwhelming. With that being said, it's well worth a try.

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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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