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Thirst Mutilator | Short's Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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53 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Thirst Mutilator is a light straw-blonde Munich Helles Style Lager with sharp doughy yeast esters that gather atop a perfectly retained head. Pronounced grain flavors of lightly kilned barley produce bready and flour-like qualities that blend pleasantly with mild hop bitterness. Aided by a wonderful effervescence, these delicate flavors fade into a crisp, clean, and refreshing finish.

25 IBU

Added by JohnnieNepal on 09-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,907
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
53
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was glad to see this one come back in a variety pack, it's been a while. Pours a Golden colored ale a few fingers of honeycombed white head. Nice aromas of sweet, doughy bread, cracker, and lemon. Aromas carry over to the flavor, with a nice, medium feel. Yeasty bread, lemony without bitterness. Clean.

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got to say I didn't expect much at all but this beer is very good possibly the best helles lager I have had in some time! The ABV is also stellar while most are 5-6% this one clocks in at 6.7 almost in IPA territory. Very smooth sweet grainy and surprisingly hoppy and can't beat the silly cover art of a pony with chainsaw arms!

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Photo of rmarquardt17
4.57/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwarren82
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Now called Thristie Mutilator.

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to CaptCleveland for this bottle which was lost in the Potter’s Field of my fridge for…a while. I wasn’t going to review it, but, well, it’s good! Sorry for the foreshadowing. 12 oz. unicorn-banded bottle.

The pour is murky orange, & still has some pop to it. The nose is nice lemon, Hawaiian Buns, with a lager yeast undercarriage. Doesn’t smell old or over the hill. And I know just what over the hill smells like.

Thirst Mutilator must have been a god-brewed beer, because this over two year old lager is still going strong. Lovely lemon right up front with the taste & none of the sharpness, buoyed up by the lager yeast, citrus, honey. Touch of organic crackers & slight hop bitterness right on the end. Crackling carbonation in the mouth adds another layer & hell, if there were lagers like this regularly available, I’d drink a hell of a lot more of them.

Hot damn, what a nice surprise, from expected drain pour to sipping on a very good beer. Short’s needs to train some other U.S. brewers how to make this a good lager!

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3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4.25/5
Pours a beautiful hazy golden-yellow-orange. The bee almost seems like it's glowing. There is a good amount of head, about 1 finger. Hazy enough that I cannot see through the beer. You can see a moderate amount of carbonation rising up the beer though.

Smell - 3.5/5
Standard traditional lager beer smell, though the lager-iness is not super strong, but rather subtle. Perhaps some notes of citrus and lemon. Lightly sweet malt presence.

Taste - 3.75/5
Lager taste, breadiness, slight spiciness. Citrus and lemon, maybe banana as well. Very subtle hops flavor. The beer is moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Medium bodied, but the beer has a strong bready aspect to it, which makes the beer feel fuller than it actually is. Carbonation is moderate. Bitterness is moderate. I do really like the feel of this beer.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a good beer. I would definitely consider getting it again.

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

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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy deep gold with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is heavy breadiness, cracker, lemon, and yeast.

T - Taste follows the nose. Starts off with a good amount of malt sweetness. Lots of grain flavors with a good amounts of breadiness and some faint citrus. The finish has a light hoppiness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy. Dry finish.

O - This is a crisp and clean beer. A decent offering from Short's.

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4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bubbly feeling with a smooth finish.

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.85/5  rDev +1%

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Thirst Mutilator from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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