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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A light bodied, heavily hopped, amber colored ale with predominant hop aromas of tropical fruit with compliments of sweet malt. The sole hop, Falconer’s Flight, has characteristics of dank earth and grassy hay-like flavors are balanced slightly by some full grain attributes before a big bitter shock strikes the back of the pallet and resonates sharply.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1527) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Amber body, orange hues throughout with only a very mild haze. Slick, white, bubbly head that settles nicely at a quarter-inch. Aroma is a clash of amber ale style maltiness, & IPA style hoppiness. Sweet caramel, toasted toffee candy, & a strong dusting of cocoa powder colliding with weedy, dank, pungent, piny, & earthy hops. Lots of caramel with buttered & toasted bread on the palate with a bomb of resinous, oily hops. Dank. Hint of green onion in the finish. Lingering with a pretty staunch bitterness, brash & sharp with just a touch of sweet toffee to "balance". Pretty good for a hopped up amber lager (or ale) or whatever it is. Unique, to say the least.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malkyore (167) - - JAN 17, 2014
After hearing rumblings of a shorts beer with a stoner owl on the bottle smoking a pipe called Lil weezy, I searched high and low. And at long last I have found it! Aroma is sweet, sweeter than you’d think and the flavor is extremely extremely bitter. It’s like if humalupalicious was made but without any regard for balance. Despite this it makes up for the unearthly bitterness with a thick soupy texture, which does a good job balancing it despite the lack of malt body. This is a must try, if only for looking at the bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (413) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Peppery and extremely bitter. Not my favorite Shorts beer. Has some extremely resinous flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
any interesting brew, enjoyed on a night with some major snowfall in michigan. lots of tropical and dank fruit aroma, with caramel and pale malts behind. a strong combination malt hops, resulting in a very bold and assertive brew. darker than gold but lighter than amber, it’s attractive and enjoyable, another hit from Shorts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1000) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a hazy to murky copper-amber with a fair off-white head that settles and leaves some thick webby lace. Nose involves some caramel, candied orange, pine forest, grapefruit, and toasted malt. Fairly sweet, quite bitter toward intensely so. Lighter to medium bodied, active, bright with hops, juicy, and finishing dry and mouthwatering. Really nice brew, very flavorful with hops and a nice underlying malt quality.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (216) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Lil' Wheezy pours a yellowish orange with a beige head that lasts a while and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is leafy and earthy with hint of spice and and biscuits. The flavor is biscuits and leafy hops. Overall this is a good beer. Quite enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (913) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a light amber. The aroma is full of hops. The taste is bitter hops. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a clear amber-gold with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, soap, florals, pale and sweet malts, and toasted sugar. Flavor is spot-on the same as the nose. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, dry mouthfeel. Good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3027) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine, pine sol. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, caramel, pine, grassy. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottled some time in July... most of the numbers are scratched away. At least I got the most important one. Poured into a shaker pint... sigh. :( Appearance: Appropriately enough, a slightly hazy amber color. That’s about it. A finger of a light tan head sits on top with a creamy consistency. Lacing’s almost sip-for-sip from top to bottom. The label is, as most Short’s labels are, great. An owl that looks stoned out of his mind smoking a pipe. Also like that purple background. Smell: Somewhat sweet, but without any real fruity characteristics. I’d attribute that to the malts. The hops on display are slightly spicy, earthy hops, which work well with the "gritty" sort of malt that is in Lil’ Wheezy. Taste/feel: Yeah, it is what’s advertised. It’s a hoppy amber. Pretty much exactly the same as the smell, except with a bit more of that dirt sort of malt flavor on the finish. Solid bitterness on the back of the tongue. The aftertaste is the big thing that lets you know that this is an amber. The aroma and initial taste sort of tastes like a standard IPA until you get the malts. The feel is fairly light without much carbonation. Lil’ Wheezy’s a pretty good beer. As it warms up, the beer becomes more like an amber as the malts come out a bit more. This beer’s a bit too bitter for my liking as an amber, but it’s still a very nice beer.


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