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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.


4.4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2008
750ml bottle acquired in trade with hoppymeal (thanks!). Bottle # 228/1005. Poured a medium to deeper and muddy reddish/purplish/brownish color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of lots of different berries (strawberies, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries). I would get a different berry every time I sniffed. The berries were done nice! Tastes of the same berries with some light rye bread in tehre as well. Light tart finish. Good thing I like all the types of berries in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours pinkish amber with a nice sustained head. Aroma is dominated by berries, some dry malty hints, floral notes. Tastes of pronounced berries, some dryness, some funky undertones with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
watchman146 (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2010 does not count
High gravity beer offers an intensity of taste and appearance. The passionate mauve coloring, and the smooth taste disarm the drinker but without the dissipation of similar big market beers. Soft Parade has a medium sweetness that compliments the full body experience, ending with a long finish. Very enjoyable beer that is one of the best premium brews offered by Short’s.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2010
from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a poor foam left; a very fruity and pure nose where blueberries dominate; notes of strawberries and blackcurrants too; light notes of vinegar bring a nice combination; sweet and slightly acidic, medium to full malt backbone; juicy palate and with a moderately dry finish; some lingering acidity in a long and deep fruity finish (blueberries again) - sumptuous

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sampled at the hopcat in the summer of 09 thanks to the generous bartender. Red orange in color with a thin head that laces. Sweet rich juicy sour fruits of raspberry, cherry and blueberry in the aroma. Medium creamy body that’s thick for a fruit beer. Juicy frut flavors similar to the aroma but really juicy. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle @ Kolding Shorts Tasting, 18.09.08.
Pours a great, ruby red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has clear, great notes of berries. Especially blueberries and raspberries. Pleasant dry mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is very nice, good fruitiness. No trace of the alcohol. Light fruity tartness. Incredibly elegant 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 ;)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6602) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
courtesy of the Shorts tasting night group. early ’07 bottle. bottle#543 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
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.


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