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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Beard of Zeus is a super hoppy India style Pale Lager. We heavily hopped the final runnings of a Peaches and Créme batch with Zeus hops and then lagered it. Small amounts of bitter orange peel was added to provide subtle sweet flavors to the beer and enhance the aromas of the Zeus hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
12oz bottle, big thanks to umich03jm. Date on the bottle reads 9/24/14. Totally hazy orange color. Thin off-white head. Decent ridges of lace. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, light soft, with a lightly slick finish. Big orange peel, zesty flavor, kind of spicy. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Pretty assertively hoppy, big citrus and spicy hop notes. Towards the end, good grassy and herbal hop flavor comes out. The flavor of a 7% IPA, impressive to pull off at just 4.5%. And the fact that it’s technically a lager is pretty sneaky too, I would have never guessed... Very well executed! With the orange peel and spicy hop, honestly it drinks kind of like a white IPA, which I don’t entirely mind in this instance. Coincidentally, I happen to have a white IPA from Shorts in the fridge right now. Probably what I’ll drink next!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (784) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2014
A Premium Lager from a premium trader, thanks Jason! Pours orange hold with a white head that quickly fades to a ring and a dusting. Aroma is white bread, orange, slightly dank. Malt backbone is light, basically disappears behind orange citrus hop. Orange peel bitter in the finish. This is a tasty IPL.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3837) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Poured a light cloudy orange color with aromas of bread malts, light coriander, some orange peel and light citrus. Flavors are bread and oranges, light hop presence, bitter aftertaste, not the best ipl on the market but decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (534) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours an orange-yellow with a thin white foam head. Aroma is a combination of orange peel and bread that comes off almost skunky. Flavor is similar, but with a mix of sweet orange and bitterness. Very interesting, and overall pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (272) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
The Beard of Zeus pours a mostly clear golden yellow with a decent ivory head that doesn’t last too long. The aroma is citrus and bread. The flavor is citrus, orange and bread. Overall this beer is pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Nice orange pour white head. Some orange and fruit aroma. Citrus and sone sweetness first the some hops coming in the end. Light and hoppy moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (436) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12 oz bottle...awesome aroma and flavor and would have never guessed that this came from Peaches and Cream because this is crisp and dry with a fantastic bitter finish. Short’s is making some outstanding lagers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1136) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy golden with a white head. Citrusy orange aroma with a slightly candylike quality, a bit herbal. Herbal hoppiness with pine and citrus, crisp palate. More citrus peel creeps up over time. A pretty good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2180) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy, golden-amber color with some burnt orange, capped with a bib-bubbled, soapy white foam. Jolt of heavy citrus peel & pine on the nose; subtle pineapple, grapefruit, pine needles, orange zest, white pepper, & brash hop oils. Battle of pine-y versus citric hops. No standout malt or yeast aroma to indicate that this is, in fact, a lager. This little fucker is deceivingly bitter, very brash & abrasive but in a quite dry & admirable way. Assertive pine, oil, faint ash, herbal white pepper, grapefruit rind & pineapple skin remnants. Bottle says "orange rind" & I definitely get orange in the back-end, but I get some of the juicy flesh flavor along with the rind. Thin bodied, perhaps a touch watery but carbonated nicely. Clean finish, aftertaste coating of orange, grapefruit, & lemon, *almost* like leftover Fruity Pebbles. Very nice little bugger, here, but I really don’t get any explicit lager qualities, save for the exceptionally clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7046) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
12oz bottle share courtesy of BiiruBierBeer. It pours with a gold body that supports a near white head of foam. The aroma offers up rich notes that pulse with peach, lemon, tangelo, pine hops and lemon grass spiciness. Nice! The taste is similar with deep citrus and fruity hoppy goodness from ripe peach and tangelo as well as lemon grass, pine hop bitterness and grapefruit peel. Behind those notes is a modest sugar malt base. Cool brew.


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