nimbleprop (3004) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at EBF. Pours a hazy orange with some cloudy, white head. Fruity nose, candy sugar, yeasty esters. Flavor is sweet, candy sugar, apple. Full, sweet finish.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at crunchy's tap takeover. Pale yellow with minimal head. Smells like tart pears and perfume. Tastes like tart flowers.
Brigadier (2235) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Deciding to finally try these side by side I opened both the Half Acre and Shorts versions in order. This, the first, was not quite as good. I can’t put a finger on why. On its own it stands as a fine saison and I would have had no problem finishing it if tastybeer weren’t splitting the bottle.
Aroma / Appearance - The glowing carbonated base and minimal white head do not set it up for great things. Somehow though it works. The pears and peaches provide this nice tartness and hops that linger in the air like pollen.
Flavor / Palate - Pears and peaches sweeten the mouth. The transition carries into a dry yeasty finish that has a nice tang. Tropical in nature this was not the sort of thing I was expecting. For that I give it high marks even though the Half Acre version works better.
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, coutesy Brigadier, thanks! Gold pour, white head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of pear, sweaty/cheesy hops, mineral, light dust, fruity ester. Taste is bitter, melon, pear. Palate is dry, high carbonation, bitter finish.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th January 2012
Hazy gold - amber beer with a big off white head. Softish and slightly dry palate. Mild bretty - seltzer sourness. Nice tangy fruits with sourish pear dominant. Trace of orange marmalade. Finishes smooth and semi dry with mild bitterness. Typically inventive Shorts and a nice Saison.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent yellow colored body. The mild aroma was malty and fruity. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of strong malt mild hops and fruity. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Plovmand (5712) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Hopscotch. Pours almost clear golden with a medium creamy white head. The aroma is pear, bubblegum, spices, yeast and light plastic hops. The flavour is spices, dry pear, citrussy hops, yeast and flowers. Bit weird.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy yellow - white head. Toasted, citrus, sorachi ace, herbal, light bubblegum, ok hoppy, sweetness, zesty notes, too sweet.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear yellow coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of citrus peel and vanilla with notes of hops.
Fruity flavour of citrus peel, hops, grass and vanilla.
Dry hoppy finish.
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and herbal. Smooth fruity, mellow yeasty and light hoppy. Mellow fruity and citriusy finish.