Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a big and lasting white head. Spicy ginger aroma with a touch of clove. Dry ginger flavour with some alcohol showing and just a pinch of maltiness. Both rye malt and weizen yeast are lost in ginger.
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Kolding Shorts Tasting, 18.09.08.
Pours clear golden amber with a great, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has lots of ginger, light rye, wheat and yeast. Fine mouthfeel. Flavour is just a tad too spicy for me, lots of ginger, light malty sweetness and some mint. Burns a little in my throat because of the spiciness.
Skinnyviking (6221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear copper body. Weak ginger, barley and rye aroma with honey notes. Flavor though heavy and a bit sharp and dry ginger with a good deal of hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long aftertaste.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Drikkeriget Grand Shorts Imperial Series tasting, thanks to Jeppe for another great session] The first thing I thought of was Sushi. Would have loved to try this beer with some nice Sushi, thought that would have been the perfect combination. Have tried a lot of different beers with ginger in, but this was perfectly balanced I thought. Large off-white bubbly head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Clear copper like color. Aroma of crisp ginger and the rye could be felt as well in combination with the yeasty notes. Also some spicy notes, what could be coriander like. Mild fruity and hint of orange peel bitterness. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and dry texture. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor in balance. Lingering ginger dry and mild hoppy finish.
lassem (650) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a moisty light brown body with a calm white head. The nose is yeasts, grains, peaches with a bit sourness.
The taste is hoppy with a sour bitternss and I taste peaches, rice and light preserved ginger... wich actually makes me think of sushi. Rather carboneted. The palate is a bit waterish
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by eclectic at BCTC. Thanks Kevin! Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Nose is ginger, hops, pine, rye, citrus. Flavor is ginger, hops, rye. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Pretty good beer though.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another unique brew from Shorts. Didnt get a lot of ginger in this, but im not entirely sure I know what ginger tastes like? The rye comes threw though, and works with the weizen base. Fairly spicey afterburn; from the ginger perhaps? Tasty stuff.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for sharing Yaniv! Pours a bright orangy yellow with a big white head. Big ginger and astringency in the nose. Fruity with light vinegar and not a ton of character. Big creamy mouth, slightly viscous. Big creamy gingery astringency. A bit of spice, a bit of fruit. Lingering toast and spice. Maybe the spice has some rye? I don’t know, I cannot taste rye precisely here.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Straw yellow in color with a little white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Lemony citrusy hoppy oregano aroma. Grassy spicy notes. Malty yeasty flavor. Coriander notes. Finish is spicy Medium bodied. Very drinkable. Nice beer.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to puzzl for sharing. Light copper with an off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, grassy spices, and bready malt / rye. Flavor is the same, grassy spices and yeast, more rye malt, and slightly vegetal mouthfeel.