daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby pour, pinkish head. Aroma is loaded with berries, stone fruit and honey. Flavor is fruity and pretty nice. Creamy mouthfeel, some yeast and bready notes are in the background.
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour form a 12 oz bottle. Nice aroma dominated with fruit. Pleasnat flavor with a definate ale-ness to it. Nice.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized pinkish head. The aroma was very fruity; strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, thrown together and mixed with a touch of sugar. The flavor opens with the same burst of fruit; berries that have been freshly picked, mild sweetness, and a slight herbal quality. Midway the fruits fade and the finish is dry pale malt and slightly bitter. Medium-full bodied. The alcohol hits you at the finish.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Eastman Party Shoppe in Midland MI. Pours a ruby amber with a huge retentive pale pink head. Nice one dimensional berry aroma. Medium bodied with a fine Belgian like carbonation. Perhaps a little on the thin side. You sense the malt on the tongue, but the dominating flavor is raspberry and strawberry, but without the sweetness. Slightly acidic finish has some green apple and tea. Alcohol very well hidden. This reminds me of home brewed fruit beer.
Radek Kliber (6814) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750 ml
Appearance: murky , muddy brown with off brown mid top , some carbonation noted.3+
Nose: great well presented aroma , fruity with light tartness , dried green apple with prunes , hint of bubble gum , berry with cherries. 7+
Flavor/Palate : thin bodied as fruit brew go yet with decent depth of flavours. Fruity with sugars , hint of molasses with raspberry inside. Alcohol is very well covered – only noted as slight burn at finish. Sublime.
tomthompson89 (1964) - 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 (9973) - 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 (8000) - 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.