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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• 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.


3.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22398) - 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.

4
   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 ;)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ [ Shorts Tasting ].
Unclear hazy red amber blue color with a small to average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy berry, blueberry, blackberry, light to moderate strawberry, oak, alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light light blackcurrants and strawbeery acidic with a long duration, and a dry tart finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish is heavy alcoholic. [20081108]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Draft @ Shorts. Pours a hazy orange/pink/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 remains hidden throughout.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Tasting at Papsoe</i>
Hazy reddish color; creamy head. There is a bad aroma of fresh printed magazines, glue; and light fruits. In the flavor, some bitter side clashed with the tart/fruity elements. Confused. Bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Hazy amber pour, some reddish brown hues. Fresh creamy berry aroma. Nice and sweet. Fresh sweet/tart berries, creamy sweetness. Lightly bitter fruity finish. Spritzy carbonation. Lingering fresh fruit. Very tasty, but my against the grain rating is a testament to how much I love fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle at pauls tasting. Pours a mahogany brown body with no head. Berries strawberries, blackberries, blueberries. Very sweet light earthy hop character. Eh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 4, 2008
Botella. Hazy deep orange colour. Medium off-white head. Very fruity sweet aroma. Quite good a mouthfeel. Sweet fruity mildly bitter and berry flavour. Well lasting fruity finish. Nice one indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14433) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle. Spicy vanilla aroma, some alcohol. Hazy red orange colour. The flavour starts off with a little rough bitter fruitiness, but not bad. Turns to sweeter fruits. Some red berries, berry tea, citrus, orange. Swelling mouthfeel. Good citrus flavour.


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