milewide (1564) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect blend of red/amber malt sweetness and fruity hops. Smooth, solid mouth feel. Very slightly cloudy, beautiful red color. Should be full time!
MaartenRF10 (1613) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting @De Molen
Clear reddish appearance, off- white head. Aroma has rye and some wood. Taste is a lot of rye, it’s rather sweet and hoppy. Ok body and carbo.
Vaiz (3507) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at monthly tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of sugar, fruity, brown sugar, aged hops. Flavor is sugary sweet, malty and fruity.
erickok (3740) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, creamy beige head. Dry fruit, sugared melon, rye bread. Taste is more rye. Fatty, sugary taste and a body to support it. Dead hops in the end. Bit dusty maybe. Good malty base, really nice brew. (At the De Molen tasting)
dEnk (3901) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is rye, hops, more rye, caramel.
Flavour is quite bitter of rye and hops, then some malt and caramel sweetness. Nice.
48FanInCali (736) - California, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Decent malty nose with fruit and spices. Taste was nearly undrinkable like many other Shorts brews. Not sure what is going on with this beer.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is a nice red as the names suggests. Smells hoppy and like rye. definitely some dry malt in there. Taste is dry and hoppy. Pretty nice beer. There are definitely some spices in here as well. Coats the mouth. Kind of a thick beer. I enjoyed this.
umich03jm (2114) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark ruby red with little head. Big hop aroma. Very floral and fruity. Hops hit hard at first, very floral and grassy. Then turns a little fruity and spicy and ends with the taste of caramel malt. Very dry finish. I don’t usually like reds very much but I really like this one.
HonkeyBra (3475) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep, rich red pour with a large tan head. Aroma of citrus, rich red cake, sweet malt, caramel, some pine and grapefruit. Flavor is rich, with a strong hop notes, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light cherries, some toffee. A bit of chocolate. Nice, medium heading towards full bodied, appropriate carbonation, finishes with a sharp spike of citrus hops. Good beer. Though, I expected as much.
brokensail (11226) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red in color with a soapy white head. Nice citric aroma. Good hoppiness and fruit character. Grapefruit is strong on the nose. A solid malt aroma as well; lots of toast and roast. The bitterness is far more pronounced than expected with pine and grapefruit peel. A nice citrus and fruit flavor to it as well. Some toasted bread and toffee give a mild sweetness.