Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably my favorite of the Shorts line-up and one of the best amber ales brewed in Michigan. Nice chewy color with a solid craggy head. Maltiness, nuts, and a little tinge of hop in the aroma. Great mouthfeel, this is one thirst quenching beer. It really does capture the spirit of season.
NikkTwist (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Draft at Bainbridge. Hazy orange amber with no lasting head. Medium sweet malty brew with a few bright earthy hop notes. Toffee. Toasted caramel bread. Apple cores. Mandarin peels. Not at all a proper English ESB to my palate but works as a good session. Refreshing.
johnnymusky (932) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another brew from bradley....this was more enjoyable than the last....nice balance....some hop presence...perfect fall brew.
Patrickctenchi (6086) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, with a tight, beige head.
Slightly fruity, candied-toffee aroma.
Florally sweet, toffee malt, grain malt flavour.
Nice body.....very pleasant.
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, at the brewpub, Bellaire, MI. Hazy amber. Citrus hops with caramel malt. Sweet malt then citrus pine finish.
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle (also draft at Shorts) from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some fruity character, mild floral notes, hint of earth, mild to moderate bitterness, one of the least memorable Shorts beers.
SiviS (40) - - NOV 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber color with a citrus smell. The beer has a good flower with a little bit of a bitter after taste like in the name.
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jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Different Label (than pictured) with the whole of Michigan as two leaves in some water. Nice look with a very hazy brown and super copper coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of toffee, metal, earth and alcohol - quite pungent. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with a good caramel flavour, some bitter earthy hops along with a light metallic flavour and some subdued raisin and grape flavours at the end. Aftertaste shows a touch of a smoked peat flavour coupled with a lot of malt and metal and some light hops as well, but the caramel is by far the strongest with toffee alongside. Overall, a good beer for the style, complete with a nice profile, some light complexity, and just overall good flavour for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased for US$1,99 at Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 sampled at home in Washington on 08-November-2015.
BrownALEx (425) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty and sweet caramel aroma. Cloudy rusty pour with a white head that leaves adequate lacing. Taste is very smooth. Malty and slightly sweet. Drinkable. This is a wonderful beer. Lives up to its name. Great for the cooler months. Will Get again.
JonBob (5) - Holland, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful autumn beer! A crisp and perfectly balanced ESB.
Aroma: malty with a hint of earthy, piney hops
Appearance: bronze, very slight haze
Taste: perfect balance of the right hops and the right toasty, caramely malts. Not too bitter, very smooth.
Palate: medium-light with a dry finish. Mellow after taste that makes you want more. Perfectly crisp, balanced beer for a crisp, cool Michigan autumn afternoon!
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle. Amber pour. Herbal and breadcrusty aroma, flavor is herbal and caramally, breadcrust. Baseline, doesn’t really seem like an ESB.