Wowee Zowee | Short's Brewing Company

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by madeofsteel on 06-25-2012

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4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Mango, mint, hops, with good texture... seems like more of a spring brew, but a really great option for something on the refreshing side.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful golden color with a bright white head that eventually fades completely.
S: It's a bad descriptor, but this smells like a Short's beer. They have a very recognizable yeast smell and flavor. I get a little mint too.
T: Initial flavor is the lightly roasted malts of a golden ale. Then you get sweet mint, finishing with tart mango juice, more vegetal mint, and some piney hops. A really fantastic combination of flavors.
M: Fluffy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. The tartness of the mango leaves a nice dry finish.
O: Another impressive beer from Short's. I would have never put mango and mint together, but it really works. It's very good, but because of the tart finish, one is enough for me.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours an earthy orange color. a finger of an off white head that fades pretty quickly but leaves a stronger lacing than I would think it too. pretty hazy but lets quite a bit of brightness to it.

Smell: juicy mango, quickly cut off by sharp mint. maybe some alcohol sneaks through. certainly not the strongest smelling beer

Taste: opens up with juicy mango and a strong kick of mint. the two main flavors develop nicely without letting anything else through. end is very strong on the mint side.

Mouthfeel: light refreshing but a little low on the carbonation. hot mint but not enough to take away.

Overall: this is the kind of beer I love Short's for. Interesting, true to what it says it is, and tasty. Although this one is hard to describe besides the mango and mint. Great beer.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was golden in appearance with a bubbly white head. It was a little dark for a blonde, but the extra ingredients will do that.

Smell - The mint covers much of the beer aroma, but it is certainly not like huffing Scope. It is a pleasantly fruity mint aroma.

Taste - My first impression is the mint mixing with the malts. It does not sound like it works, but it actually does. The mango is quite sour and gives a nice balance to the beer. Since many do not know what a fresh mango actually tastes like, this may be confusing to some. The fruit bitterness hangs in the back of the tongue for a few moments before the carbonation sweeps it away. Nice.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is nicely balanced, being pretty spot-on for the style.

Overall - I rather enjoyed this one. It is one of the newer Shorts that I would definitely revisit.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of madeofsteel
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"A refreshing golden ale infused with fresh mint and mango. Green mint and fruity aromas pour off of this light bodied ale, opening up the senses with a tingling cool freshness." ~SBC

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a playful hazy tangerine color with some promising head and varying bubbles. Not much retention or lacing to speak of.

S - Fresh mint is strong in the nose, crisp and inviting. Smells pretty sweet, too, although I can't pick up on any mango.

T - The mango certainly isn't lost in translation, but the mint seems to want total control. Not necessarily a bad thing, just an observation. The mint seems to contribute an almost prickly sort of bittersweet near the finish.

M - It's a very interesting mouthfeel. Cooling, almost like chewing on a sprig of mint, and very light in body. However, it seems to be a little overwhelming.

O - This managed to pair incredibly well with a spinach salad, and I suspect it wouldn't be too bad as a dessert beer. I'd recommend pairing with food rather than drinking it by its lonesome. Good brew.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SerialTicker
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/08/14 and poured 9/24/14. $2.29 single. Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: A very slightly hazy golden color. Aggressive pour gave about half a finger of creamy, slightly off-white head. A little lacing. Nice color.

Smell: Mango? Sure, the mint? Not so much. Honestly, this smells like a solid IPA to me, even though I know it isn't an IPA. It doesn't so much have a sort of hoppy dankness, but the mango just gives the impression of tropical kinds of hops. After that, there's a biscuity/bready kind of malt sweetness too. But really, where's the mint? Nothing there for me that hints mint at all.

Taste/feel: Basically exactly like the smell. Mango on top, then there's a biscuit/bread malt character through the middle. Only a little bit of hoppy bitterness. The finish is where I think mint might be coming through, but it comes in more like an earthy, herbal sort of quality more than "YEP! MINT!" It's a little more noticeable as it warms, but still, it's more of a nondescript herbiness than mint. The long lingering flavor of Wowee Zowee, to me, is almost grassy. The feel is great, with a nice prickliness on the front of the tongue, but then a moderate, almost full body at the end.

Excellent beer. I'm almost tempted to give this beer an even higher rating, but I won't, just because I was hoping for more mint. It has a very nice, fresh mango flavor, a great biscuity sort of malt profile, and a very good herbal I-suppose-it's-mint quality as well.

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Wowee Zowee from Short's Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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