tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer, orangy amber color nose is subtle, very fruity, all the berries. flavor is similar subtle Lotta fruit with a nice sweetness that’s not cloying, some bitterness on the finish really really drinkable. can’t figure where the booze is but it would catch up after a few bottles im sure
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Pinkish colourwith malty head. Looks more strawberry, smells more blackberry, tastes more blueberry. Berry tasty for a fruit beer, very drinkable. I grows on you too. Above average mouthfeel. Some thick lace. One I would have again.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Captain Lawrence courtesy of Greg during the release of Smoke from the Oak Apple Brandy Barrel. Pours a hazy ruby hued brown with a thin white head. Light raspberry and wood. Medium bodied and tingly with some light caramel. Finishes with a light grapefruit tinged bitterness. Interesting.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from Beerlando’s bottle @ Redlight. Poured a murky ruddy color with a thin light khaki head. The aroma was sweet fructose that bordered on being too much. The taste did actually seem to be too sweet, with a general berry-like taste being the major theme. Decent, but not great.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle with about 2 years on it. Pours a very lightly hazy, blood red color. A thin, foamy, tan colored head crowns the surface, leaving behind a wet wash that mostly rejoins the body. The nose is centered in dry raspberry Jello powder and blackberry jam, overly sweet and boozy, with the sugary fruit dominating all else. Flavors are just as disappointing, jammy and sweet, almost medicinal at times, focusing on artificial tasting berries. Hot, syrupy, and undercarbonated, the brew is a chore to drink. I appreciate the experimentation, but this is not one of Shorts’ better brews.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Steve at the Hopcat. Cloudy, soft ruby color with small beige head. Aroma is a lot of berries with sour grapefruit, a little earthy, sweet and sour aroma, citrus, a little dirty and a little nice. Flavor is big berry, a little sour but the same sort of earthiness as the aroma with grapefruit as well. Medium and creamy body. Awesome, unlike any fruit beer I’ve had before. You can feel a little bit of warming but it doesn’t have any sort of alc burn that you might associate with it.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Beerlando for sharing! Strong berries on the nose, tartness, funky aromas. pours cloudy pinkish red with a thin white head. Tart berries, strawberries, and strong blackberry flavors, very nice fruit beer!
sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of the Shorts tasting night group. early ’07 bottle.
Pours a puree reddish mesh of berrie.
Aroma was indeed intense in berries, not getting too much fruit tartness but just berry goodness where all the berries added to an overall sublime fruit bomb.
Flavor, strong puree mesh of berries with hints of spices, some yeast not too much tartness and sourness. Overall beer could score a little higher if it was not for the berries being almost too much. Berries were there but could not really put on apart from each other.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red, white foam. Full aromas of fruit flattened by malt, with a hint of acid - much like a lambic. Flavor is rich and fruity, with malt supporting and slight hints of acid and bitterness. The result is a kind of musky aroma, unusual though not unpleasant. Has a bright, clean mouthfeel not entirely in accord with the strength of the flavors. A pretty good novelty beer; wouldn’t drink it all night.
madsberg (10233) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Reddish coloured. Unclear. White head with reddish gleam. Strawberry and raspberry in the aroma. Flavour as well full of rasp and strawberries. Can’t really taste the blueberries and the blackberries, but its berries isn’t it. Quite balanced and a tad too sweet in my book. Nice bodied. Is full of berries in the end with a light sourish edge.