daje (2609) - - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, november 2011.
Red amber in color, lasting small offwhite head.
Aroma of orange, grass and spice. Hoppy taste, pine, grass, citrus, combined with caramel and herbs, some yeast notes. Bitterness is good.
dinkle50 (1033) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super thin head on top of a super clear red pour. Aroma is full of caramel. Light mouth. Taste is caramel and a little grain. Strong finish that is almost spicy. Not overly flavorful. No lace.
chucklemation (593) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, fruit, and bread. Flavor is much more mild, with a very light bitterness and some sweet caramel and bread. Has a light body. Not bad, but not too memorable.
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, biscuit/bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, bread, light biscuit. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks decent; lots of fine sediment floating around though. A semi-transparent burnt orange with foamy eggshell head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and lightly hoppy with a semi-sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but unmemorable.
TheBear11D (328) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Short’s Autumn Ale pours a cloudy bronze orange with a decent beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is floral and bread. The flavor is also floral and bread. Overall this is pretty mediocre beer.
Taboada (409) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
352 mml bottle tasted on the 21/10/2014. Fruity and hoppy aroma but not all intense that it must be. Clear orange colour with a minimal bubbly white head. Taste of yeast, herbs, grass and flowers note. Bitter on paladar. Nice aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonatin. Next one please!
eaglebones (43) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper color with a medium beige head. Fruity and malty aroma. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Mildly sweet with hints of citrus and a tart, bitter aftertaste and crisp finish. Nice ESB overall
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
660ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Sweet nuttiness and rich malts, caramel. Rich orange, small head. Sweet malty taste, some husks, some nuts, toffee in the finish. Old walnuts, some dusty dryness.
Marduk (3089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, malts, caramel in aroma. Malty, grassy, hops, mineral in taste. Thin palate. Grainy, dusty aftertaste.
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am reviewing this from notes recently found from a time I spent in Michigan.
I had bought a bottle and this was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy orange to brown color with a nice one finger white foamy head. The lacing tries to speckle itself around the glass, but ends up sliding for the most part.
The smell is quite earthy and rustic in an English sort of sense and leading into a nice maltiness reminiscent of a nice Autumn day.
The taste is an earthy malty Autumn-spice-like (ginger, maybe some pumpkin spices).
On the palate, it sat light to medium with a nice sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation is good for the ESB style and for me as its somewhat smooth but not too smooth and ends up having a decent creaminess running about my mouth and tongue.
Overall, good ESB coming from an American Brewer. Way to go, Short’s! This makes me wanna retire in Michigan.