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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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• Sexy penetrable fruit intensity for the experienced and novice
• Beer Type: High Gravity Ale fermented with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries

Imperial Soft Parade is a gourmet specialty pour that is brewed with toasted rye flakes and two-row malted barley. Loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, we refer to this fermented potion as a fruit infused rye ale. The result is a refreshing fruit delicacy that’s easy to drink, appealing to look at, and finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 750ml bottle 481/1005 7/14/09 (Shorts Brewing)-Pours a clear amber with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of raspberry and other berries. Taste of berries and more berries. This light to medium bodied brew is very well balanced and quite refreshing. Great job.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
Tasted 2009-06-02. Pours orange, hazy with almost no head. Very fruity and very malty. A somewhat bitter finnish. The fruityness and the maltiness blends together very nicely leaving a strong aroma of strawberries (which is like the only berry in the world, that’s not actually in this beer). It’s very drinkable and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty berry aroma. Sweetish fruity berry flavor with hints of blueberry. Has a fruity berry blackberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4869) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-05-14) Reddish brown and hazy. Medium sized and lightly tan coloured head. Malts and berries in aroma. Medium bodied and bit dry palate with medium carbonation. Berries, strawberry, blackcurrant, sweetness, lightly grass and bitterness in taste. Berries and bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
Bottled (Pikkulintu). Deep cherry red color, reddish small head. Very berryish aroma, blackberry and strawberry. Flavor is ... like drinking fruit yoghurt. Alcohol, berries, sticky, some bitterness in the finish. This is odd berry porridge. Dry blueberry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Cloudy reddish colour with a tan head. Raspberry fruity aroma with citric yeasty notes. Quite fruity and yeasty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
0.75 l bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Hazy red color. Sweet berryish, perfumed and candyish aroma with notes of raspberry. Sweet berryish flavor with raspberry, strawberry and some acidic sharpness. Not beery, more like a fruit coctail. Nevertheless, tasty and pleasant drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
750mL bottle #445, courtesy of HopHobo poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy reddish amber that settles in reddish brown in the glass underneath a big tan head that recedes slowly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is big on this one and sweet with fruits, strawberries nd raspberries being the most prominent for me. Plenty of brown sugar sweetness as well. Overall, a very sweet perfume-like nose. The taste has the same fruity sweetness but only after an initial tartness from the blackberries and blueberries which wasn’t nearly as noticeable in the nose. The malts and sugars form a solid base and the finish is a mix of sweet and tart fruits and a hint of alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty slick with less than moderate carbonation. The fruits linger on the palate and the brew is dry overall. Another very original beer from Shorts and one of the better fruit beers I’ve had in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21106) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2009
Bottled@Konttori, Tampere. Hazy ambery brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is strawberry, raspberry with some strange sweetness. Also quite much sour wooden notes. Flavour is a lot of raspberry with some rather dry wooden and grassy notes in the aftertaste. Quite sweet’n’sour meets total dryness. Once warm also the yeast gives it’s touch to the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
750 ml bottle - courtesy of a kind soul at the HOTD Dock Sale; pours hazy, dark orange with creamy white head; a fruity nose of strawberry, blueberry, herbs and wood; lovely soft texture and plenty of fruity tartness going down; super smooth and tasty; i agree with short’s, this beer is sexy ;)

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