pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear, rose-red with a slight head that gathers on the sides and dots the glass with lacing. A burst of berries come to the nose, sweet and sour. The palate is very clean and smooth. Light in body. Dry finish. The flavor is tart up front, but sweet in the middle. There is a grassy/dry bitterness in the end. This is really nice. One of the better fruit beers I’ve had. The alcohol is very well masked. Enjoyable!
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of markwise. Pours pinkish with fizzy white head showing off ruby red hues here and there. The aroma is spicy, lemon, sweet juice, floral perfume and a bit of sour funkiness. The taste is punchy with some spice and citrus and then it gets tempered by red berry flavor cotton candy. It ends sweeter with fresh berry juice notes. Interesting stuff.
rosenbergh (8865) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
757 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear red colour (w/o yeast)/Murky reddish brown (w yeast) colour with small light tan head.
Berries, strawberry, cherry, winey and malty aroma.
Winey berry flavour with malt, hops and alcohol.
Alcohol warms quite a lot. 10% wasn’t unnoticeable.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to FlossmoorBrewAlum for this one in trade. Pours berry red-pink with a bone white head. Nose is berry pulp, booze, and some acetone. Flavor is similar with noticeable strawberry, raspberry, and blueberries along with heavy booze. Medium bodied and every bit of 10%.
watchman146 (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
High gravity beer offers an intensity of taste and appearance. The passionate mauve coloring, and the smooth taste disarm the drinker but without the dissipation of similar big market beers. Soft Parade has a medium sweetness that compliments the full body experience, ending with a long finish. Very enjoyable beer that is one of the best premium brews offered by Short’s.
nimbleprop (6164) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle scored via trade. Pours a hazy, translucent, purply red with a thin, creamy white head. The aroma is very surprising, tons of berry, actually juicy smelling, strawberry, raspberry, grape jelly, leafy vegetables. Flavor is berry jam, raspberry cobbler, grape jelly, strawberry, with a distinct alcohol presence, some sweet malts too. Finish is medium bodied with a touch of tartness. The nose is great, the beer could have more of a malt backbone to stand up to all the other flavors.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pinkish amber with a nice sustained head. Aroma is dominated by berries, some dry malty hints, floral notes. Tastes of pronounced berries, some dryness, some funky undertones with a dry finish.
deyholla (8572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the bottle at the 2010 February Circle City Tasting. Poured a hazy reddish orange with a slight brown hue and minimal head. Flavor was full of sweet fruits including strawberry, cherry and a bit of blueberry with a slight tart undertone. Flavor had the same berry flavors and was sweet, but was balanced by a hint of tartness and alcohol.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Feb 2010 Indy tasting - Aroma is loaded with berries, fruit roll-up and Wonka Runts fruit candy. Flavor is sweet berry candy with a real sour fruit back. Palate is sticky and tart. The berry flavor is so strong and overwhelming, I just couldn’t get into it.
illidurit (2245) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the free table at Woodshop 5.0. Pours a light muddy brown color with a smallish beige head. Striking berry aroma/flavor with blackberries and blueberries especially. Additional notes of caramel, chocolate, and dark bread crusts. Alcohol is undetectable and I was shocked to see this was 10%.