AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Cloudskipper for sharing this and other Shorts . You’re awesome Chris! Pours medium golden copper with a thin white head. Sweet and tart citrus in the nose. Same in the flavor with a finish that rings of graham cracker pie crust. Paired well with Cowgirl Creamery’s Mascarpone.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Pours copper brown with no head. Light carbonation yet full body. Aroma pure of key lime. Flavor is also this with an interesting cream/lacto component. Surprisingly awesome, and utterly unique! Cheers to shorts for this quaff. One-dimensional perhaps, but great nonetheless
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sheffield’s Chicago. Pours a murky coppery color with shaving foam on top. Nose is sweet and odd, distant lime like notes and graham cracker. On taste, reminds me of the green Kraft marshmallows, sweet and slightly limey with a cookie note. Some phenolic, peat like notes as well. An odd one, for sure.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Sim rate (Extreme Beer Festival): So sweet & sour in the aroma. It’s very artificially flavoured. Lime lime lime. It’s a sweet, sugary mess.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ shefields. Pours a hazy orange white head. Lots of keylime pie in that nose and flavor. Not just the limey citrus you might expect but that creamy merengue sweetness. Keylime pie plus citrus and a slight hop bitterness. Really interesting not but more fun to talk about than drink.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at sheffields... Pours a hazy caramel walnut brown with a thin wispy white head... Aroma of graham cracker crust and very pretty assertive on the lime front... Flavors hit the target a bit more with lime and big cookie graham cracker essence. Perhaps a little too sweet and sugary for my liking nails it for what they were shooting for.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2013 MiBG Winterfest 2010: Coppery caramel hue with an okay head. This beer sure smells like dessert, plenty of key lime, Graham crackers, biscuity, cream cheese and a bit flowery. The taste is spot on to the palate, tart and twangy key lime, bready and cookie like malt profile with a dry musty yeast and hint of Philly Cream Cheese character. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing, light to medium-bodied. It is what it is and in this case that ain’t too bad.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at MBG 2010 Winterfest. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex lime aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Heavy creamy lime flavor with a medium to heavy sour lime finish of long duration. Refreshing brew that is a standout.
northernbrews (25) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 Had many glasses of this at the Short’s Multi-tap at HopCat. Pours a cloudy orange w/ nice off-white head. First sniff....wow....smells like f’in key lime pie. Tart key lime, sweet malt, gram cracker crust, cream.....awesome. Flavors follows suit w/ tart limes up from that balanced by some cream and gram cracker flavors.....damn is this good. Nice creamy mouthfeel and amazingly drinkable. I have had many "desert in a bottle beers" and none have been as spot on as this one. This would be a heavenly combination with cheesecake! I sure hope Short’s bottles this....I know I’ll be bugging them until they do......extremely well done!!
Re-Rate--not nearly as good in the bottles as on tap so had to bump this down and adjusted my ratings as an average between the tap and fresh bottles.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky orange-brown body, thick cream head. Tart nose. Rich body with palate-coating lime, carob, and vanilla. Excellent balance between tart lime and sweet cookie-like carob and vanilla. Well played.