Headbanger (3280) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Brix (633) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy reddish colour with a tan head. Raspberry fruity aroma with citric yeasty notes. Quite fruity and yeasty flavor.
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 ;)