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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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An English Dark Brown Ale brewed with cinnamon, molasses, and ginger.


bpar73's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at the pub. Dark brown almost black pour with a thin head. Ginger, molasses and cinnamon in the aroma and taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 4, 2014
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! I’m not sure why all the hate for this beer, I think it actually works well together and there are no obvious brewing flaws. This is the kind of beer design I want out of shorts. Take some food concept and execute it well in beer form. This is officially the first beer using molasses where I don’t hate the molasses character. Instead, it comes together with the ginger to really well emulate classic gingerbread, which I love so much. Syrup-like, but not cloying up front, spicy and prickly in the middle, warming on the finish. If I’m going to have a winter ale doctored up with spices, this is it!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a clear ruby red with a white head. Heavy aromas of ginger and cinnamon. Kinda spicy flavor, probably from the ginger. Finish is a rush of cinnamon, and very, very dry. Kinda got sandpaper tongue right now. Unique but not the easiest to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flatmatt (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a very deep caramel with a tan head. Strong, but not unpleasant, ginger aroma mixing cinnamon and clove. Similar flavor. A decent spiced beer.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Jamesthebrit (194) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
A: Light on the smell. A sort of weird... candy smell or something. A: Looks fine. Head is an off tan. Color is dark brown. T: Tastes like sushi. Like very bitter sushi. Ginger is strong as is a earthy fish note. P: A little rough on the palate. Flavors are aggressive. This is going to be rough to finish. Really no good flavors just like old stale coke or bad sushi.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle out of winter mixed 12 pack picked up at local Meijers. Pours very dark brown. Tan head. Aroma is gingerbread. Flavor is a bit bready with dark molasses. Interesting beer. Wouldn’t have bought a 6 of it, but the opportunity to try four new Shorts brews was too much. Tons of negative reviews, but I didn’t think this was that bad. Not great, but decent. I didn’t think the gingerbread was as intense as others had.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SpongeRuiner (561) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pure ginger. Very potent after taste that lasts way too long. Did not like this one.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Tap: Deep, muddled brown pour with a nice layer of khaki foam on top. Aroma is ginger heavy... Ginger root, sweet molasses, & not much else. Too much spicy ginger & cloying sweetness from the molasses. Taste is sadly the same, harsh pure ground ginger, overly sweet molasses, & rough spice. Imbalanced, hard to drink. Had out of the bottle as well & it was probably worse. Just a bad beer, one that I literally can never finish. Sorry, Shorts.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1387) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Very strong ginger and spice aroma , no subtlety here. Medium body, brown, clear, minimal head. Lasting finish that us a little syrupy. Too much of the spice

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Dark brown with a foamy white head. Smell is very strong molasses and ginger, and so is the flavor. The spices are a bit overpowering, and their combination makes for a grassy taste. Not very good, despite a promising premise.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Not very good. The balance is terrible. Basically ginger and dirty water. My brother liked it a lot though.


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