beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/17/2010. The fruit beer pours a medium amber copper color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, sweet, lime and bready. A medium bodied fruit beer. The quick description of this beer is that it taste just like Key Lime Pie, semi-sweet lime, graham crackers and whip cream. Malts are fruity, sweet and lime. Nice carbonation. Amazing. Weird for a beer but it works. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF! Just didn’t get this beer...hazy tangerine pour with a small ivory head. Aroma of citrus and just a hint of lime. Flavor again shows citrus and a bit of lime but not tasting the cream, crust, or meringue. Pretty light body...probably the most disappointing of any Short’s beer.
MeadMe (1594) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this one from my Kuhnhenn Mead hookup. I would give him e shout out by name but I don’t want you to steal him from me :)
A: Pours a nice golden orange with a very small whispy head. No retention or lace.
S: Aromas of light citrus and mild lime zest. Mild sweetness beneath with hints of cream and bread.
T: The citrus is there but it is not at all biting. Hints of lactose sugar, crust, and a dash of half and half. Creamy and smooth, but I wish it had a bit more of the bite that key limes pack.
M: Rather mild in carbonation. Smooth, but pretty still on the tongue.
D: Pretty good. It was a great shot, but it fell a bit short of hitting the mark. I love that Short’s experiments like they do. Some are dead on, others are a bit off. This one is the latter.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to badnewsbeers. Pours with a a hazy orange body and a scant off-white head that fades. Aromas of lactose, yogurt, bitterness, lime zest and grain. Taste is dairy, sweet, lime, hay, and grain. Decently reminiscent of a Key Lime Pie, as far as a brewed beverage is concerned. Lightly metallic. Creamy finish. Very interesting. Medium bubbles. Very drinkable as well.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a lighter amber with little or no head and minimal lacing. Nose is boozy sweetness, with cinnamon and graham cracker. Taste definitely has some lactose with elements of breadiness, citrus and sourness (lemon?). This is pretty sweet but tempered by the tartness of lime. Body is thinner, carbonation light and feel is creamy. I couldn’t drink a lot of this but Key Lime Pie is certainly what they achieved here.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From 12oz bottle. Pours amber with little head. Nose is cinnamon graham cracker and lime, except it’s not inviting or pleasant in any way. Tart and funky, but not enjoyably so. Sour aftertaste. Blech. Another Short’s drain pour.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from Salut in Kalamazoo, Mich., and poured into a pint glass. Aroma is of fruit, candy, malt and alcohol. I can taste notes of pie crust and lime.......... but, maybe it’s because they mention it on the bottle. All in all, this is an interesting short’s creation. The only thing is it could use a little carbonation.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Sweet and sugary, and not much more.
Appearance:Dark orange in color, very little head, low retention, poor lacing.
Taste:This beer is hugely sweet on the foretaste, no hops at all. There’s a big non-sour lemon-lime flavor that exists in the foretaste and midtaste, along with some graham cracker flavor. The midtaste just dilutes the previous tastes a little bit. The aftertaste includes just a hint of sourness.
Palate:Light to medium in body, light carbonation, a little astringency in the aftertaste.
Overall:This very unique beer is a dessert beer with a lot of sweetness, almost sickly-sweet, and not at all sessionable.
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2010 very FLAT. adding some carbonation would have made this much more palatable. the nose on it is very weird. the first whiff smelled like crap, but soon after i could pick up the graham, marshmallows, and lime. the taste was sweet, but not too much. the lime juice is very present. this is definitely not my cup of tea, but i think the flavor was well done for what it is. chicks who like beer might really dig this one. the lack of carbonation was really a killer though.... ** had this again on tap this time. STILL FLAT!
jtw (1151) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells awful, like crushed up graham crackers soaked in beer, the beer from a bottle that you might have found at closing time in a bar, possibly with a cigarette butt in it. No marshmallow or lime apparent in the aroma, but any alcohol presence is hidden behind the gross smell of cracker. Taste is surprisingly acceptable, given how horrendous it smells. Notes of marshmallow sugar and hints of lime but I wouldn’t have identified it as key lime pie in any way. Sweet finish and medium to full body, and it was certainly a fun exercise in palate agility, but not anything I plan to revisit.