koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. The pour is a reddish light brown, not the color I’d want to see. The aroma is very bland, almost as I’d expect, but there is a subtle sweetness to it that I had not anticipated. The taste is alright. Light, mildly aromatic, and then it finishes overly sweet. The mouth feel doesn’t let it linger too long, and that’s a positive thing.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with pretty minimal head. Not much that stands out in the aroma, some caramel and grain. Taste is fairly tame, caramel and light toasted malt. Pretty boring overall, not one of their better brews.
akoeninger (569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color. Nice sweet caramel aroma with some nuttiness. Flavor is one of roasted malt, nuts, and sweet caramel. Nice roasted finish. Medium body with a lighter more watery feel. Quite drinkable. Won't over power so pairs well with food.
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bowlnman1990 (92) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: light caramel. App: nice brown color but no head. Taste: kinda sweet, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Palate: smooth but not thin. Overall: very enjoyable.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent brown ale, on tap at restaurant in detroit, smooth brown, nice cool finish, not bad at all.
torontojay (25) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice to drink, though not among the better brown ales I’ve tried. Not one of Shorts’ top brews.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit sweet and carmelly. Not a bad beer. Drinkable. Got in Ann Arbor summer 2013.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Brown, Surprising Small Head that dissipated almost immediately, leaving no lacing. Toasted, Chocolate, just a light sign of hops on the back end. Decent.
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Kind of a ruddy brown and not much life in the glass. Sweet on the palate and a little sticky. Not enough balance.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is exactly what you’d expect, a dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is light chocolate and rich caramel malts. Taste is roasted malts, with chocolate and light coffee flavors. I generally don’t care for coffee flavors, but they are pretty subtle in this one. Not my favorite, but I don’t hate it.