Short's Another Caucasian Gary | Short's Brewing Company

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of weizenbob
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI, 4/17/11. $4.50 for a 14 ounce pour served in a goblet. There was no head, no lacing and no visible carbonation. The brew was deep amber in color and hazy.

The scent was very interesting, conjuring up coffee, caramel, and just a hint of vanilla.

This is one of the sweetest beers I have ever tasted. Coffee is strong on the palate, so much so that it is reminiscent of a coffee liqueur (Kahlua: a primary ingredient in a White Russian). After that, the flavor suggests a higher ABV Bellaire Brown. There is a small amount of cooked veggie flavor that seems to pop up in all of Short's various brown ales. It's kept pretty well in check here. Chocolate pops up on the tongue. There is a bit of vanilla undercurrent. It is sickeningly sweet with absolutely no bitterness to balance things out. Still, judging by the criteria that they were trying to make beer taste like a White Russian, I have to say that it is a success.

In the mouth this is a full bodied ale. The carbonation level is low. The beer is very sticky, but goes down the hatch smoothly.

For the most part this was an easy drinking, 6.5% ABV dessert beer. A 14 ounce serving was plenty as the brew was so intensely sweet. It's pretty neat that they can creatively conjure up other drinks utilizing hops and malt, but the question must be asked; if I wanted a White Russian, why wouldn't I just order a White Russian? I can't imagine ever ordering "another" but I must admit that this is well done.


The Two Schlitz Scale: (reference my profile for an explanation)
I give a Schlitz for Another Caucasian Gary. It's a novelty.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: dirty white blobs of foam cling to my glass. The body is a rusty reddish brown color with shades of coppery orange wallowing about. Nice look

S: nose is sweet. Real sweet. Malty, some honey, plenty of vanilla caramel

T: flavors are rich and sinful. Vanilla, caramel, and honey layer my tongue with a grainy/graham cracker backbone. So lush and candied. Would serve best as a topper for vanilla bean ice cream. Way to sweet for 16oz

M: lush and softly fizzed. Each sip unlocks a creamy carbonated feel. Medium body

O: just to sweet. A port wine of beers. Truly unique

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into sampler glass at ChurchKey. Pours a brown color with a thin off-white head that falls quickly with some lacing throughout. Aroma was coffee, espresso, toffee, nut brown, and cream along with a bit of vanilla. Flavor is fairly sweet with a bit of alcohol plus espresso, mild chocolate, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is creamy and perhaps a bit too sweet. Decent carbonation throughout.

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Photo of mgbickel
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Shakespear's Pub on 06/08/11

Served in a standard pint glass. Described as a White Russian Beer...

A single finger of caramel colored head arrived on top of the ruby brown body. The foam receded quickly, moderate lacing.

The nose has lots of sweet aromas...caramel, vanilla, graham crackers.

The flavor is right in line with the nose...real similar to the Key Lime Pie but with a caramel backbone rather than the lime.

Medium bodied, well carbonated and slightly oily.

Not bad, but cloying...interesting but I had trouble finishing the entire pint.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is brown with a thin head that falls away after a few moments, leaving a faint trail of lacing.

The aroma brings cream, ashes, light smoke, and a hint of vanilla.

The taste is unique and interesting, as are most beers by Short's. Tobacco flavors mingle with light roast, cream, vanilla.

The body is thin, with moderate carbonation. Alcohol presence is subtle.

Overall, this was pretty interesting. I wouldn't want a lot of it, but I am very glad to have tried it, and enjoyed my small pour.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey for their Short's event. Beer is a little brown / dark amber with a nice white head that leaves some lacing behind and has some retention.

Aroma is mildly roasty and quite tobacco-y.

The first sip of this beer was a little harsh but it got progressively better. There is an ashy bitterness to it on the end, some sort of roasted malt used to color it I think. The lead off is a little thin and sweet. Overall it is an interesting beer with the midpalate being dominated by tobacco and some heat.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate brown color with a thin off-white head that falls quickly to a cap then collar. The nose carries some strong notes of coffee and cream along with a bit of vanilla in the background. Espresso overtakes other notes as it warms, though the cream aspect is always fairly-dominant. Flavor is fairly sweet with a bit of alcohol plus espresso, mild chocolate, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is creamy and perhaps a bit too sweet. Interesting indeed, though it didn’t quite hit the mark.

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Short's Another Caucasian Gary from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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