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Short’s Bonafide Legit
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bonafide Legit is a light bodied, honey colored Pale Ale. It is brewed entirely with Michigan grown and malted barley, and Summit hops. The excellent aroma is floral and has fruity characteristics. Earthy pine and notable herbal accents coats the entire mouth, which is followed by a big resiny bitterness that lingers into the dry finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1372) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Hazy yellow brew, white head that settles to small scrum but leaves nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, tart fruit, a little earth and ery little spice. Taste is rich and nimble, starts hop forward with a pleasant fruity resin. Emergin sweetness and light malt towards the middle of the swallow, with blooming hops and then ending with a very dry hops flourish, citrus, floral, earth and ultimately herbal and resin / pine. Really excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4025) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazed yellow orangish color with a medium white head. The head fades to a film on top, nice lacing. Aroma of earthy and herbal notes with some pine and mild sweetness. Lively carbonation, medium bodied, lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle from Capones. Pours turbid and bright golden with 2-finger white head. Nose is herbal pine, hops, pale malt, white pepper. Tastes hoppy, citric, dry, floral, herbal, with some oregano, white pepper, pine, and a very dry finish that is also very citrus fruity. Smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3109) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2016
12oz bottle fro Trenton Road Takeout. Pours a hazy straw color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma is dominated by rotted peaches and apricots, and hints of stale bread. Taste is also of rotted peaches, apricot, pine, citrus zest, caramel malt, and honey. Meh

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Pour out of 12 oz bottle from sampler, clear golden-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, nice lemon and citrus notes into a bit of earthy notes. Taste was a mix of earth, spice, grass into floral hops, nice citrus and slight fruit note, finishing dry and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Costco. Hazy light gold. Floral citrus and nectarine aroma, honey in the background. Balanced, sweet and slightly soapy, then floral resin finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a yellow hue and a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has lots of citrus with a bitterness and a light sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a combination of sweet and bitter citrus with a bit of sweet grain in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJPG (10) - Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Solid aroma. Good appearance. Taste is good but not great. Hits the palate well. I give it a 70.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (411) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Decent beer. I expect more from Short’s though. Great aroma, tastes lacks just a bit. Would try again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2200) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
12oz bottle from Umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! No bottle date, but I know I’ve had this a bit too long. Pours yellow gold with a hint of white head. Aroma is peach, mango, mild citrus. Flavor is pale malt, mango, grassy bitterness in the finish.


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