MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Short tulip pour post Extreme Beer Fest @ Sunset in Boston, March, 2011.
Muddling, dark amber pour. Flat head.
Smells of banana/Belgiany phenols, & some odd, still fermenting compote.
Taste is dried apple peel, bitter core, mushy bread, ugly alcohol, & too much leftover yeast.
Not my favorite experiment that weekend, but Short’s sure did deliver elsewhere.
rumproasts (2948) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. amber with small head. some sweet fruitiness. nice belgian spice/yeast.
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Sticker on the cap reads "1-11". Shared with b3shine. Mostly clear dark red-orange color. Little khaki head. Couple ropes and dots of lace. Nope, definitely over the hill. Moderate sour, tart taste. Moderate sweet. Medium body. Soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Caramel malt, good baked apple, some light cinnamon apple pie type spices. Light notes of oxidization. Not terrible, but not great right now. Would be interested to have tried this fresh. Interesting stuff overall, though (a tendency to produce interesting beer is why I continue to seek out Short’s)
b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared bynDrSilverworm). Looks solid; a somewhat transparent orangish brown with off-white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, malt, and dark fruit. Tastes like it smells, but with some roast. Average on the palate. Not bad.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, moreso a burnt brown sugar, thin to moderate sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Has an old apple sort of aroma, with a bit of bready malts, subtle spices.   Comes across as a very weak Dubbel on the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but leaning thin.   Pale bready finish, some apple that to me tastes like its been sliced and browned for a while.   A little spicy on the finish.   Not bad, a little ordinary tho.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th December 2011
Hazy red - amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Light crisp palate. Sweetish dry malt - toffee. Bubblegum esters underneath with subtle dark fruits for company. Minerally dry finish. Quite well joined up and despite the dryness - drinkable.
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer is dark copper to orange colored and fairly hazy. The head is 1’4" and leaves some random lacing on the glass.
The aroma brings apples, coriander, malt, alcohol.
Decent flavor, but unbalanced. Fruit is prominent, with some yeast, malt, and lingering spice. Apples taste ripe and soaked with alcohol.
Light to medium in body. Moderate alcohol presence.
Another fun beer from Short’s. Not something I need to try again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-01-2011
Blairgus (2642) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28 sept 2012, bottle. Med dark ruby/brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is nice malty brown ale and a sweetness that might be toasted apple peels. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Toasted bread, warm apples, cracked malt. Nice but I can’t find much apples or cider.
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not getting this one. The aroma has some apple and some booze. The flavor has a lot of apple but nothing to make me think this has any Belgian influence. The finish is fizzy and thin.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. This is yucky. This tastes like a a amber ale that fermentation went awry. It has that bad apple cider taste that when I mess up a brew it tastes like this.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone