Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from backlog). Golden pour with a medium head. Light bodied but a little too much coriander for me.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle...probably pretty old. Pours a clear golden, pretty dismal light lager appearance. Aroma is citrus, corn. Taste is very light, citrus hops and lemon, wheat, spice.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear yellow color with a short-lived head, and no lacing. Really a pretty sad looking brew. It looks like stagnant urine.
Smell: Faint on the aroma after the head bubbles away. Some spice is certainly there, as is some hops and malt. Nothing overpowering though.
Taste/Feel: Very, very interesting. Thereís a whole lot of everything going on. My first thought was that it tasted a lot like tea... like an Earl Grey or something. Then the zest comes in so you get some citrus in the background, but on the finish you get a slight burn on your tongue from the peppercorns. Very bizarre but also enjoyable. The carbonation is medium, despite seeing very little bubbling in the glass. The feel is pretty light.
This is one strange yet tasty beer by Shortís. I should also note this is the first Shortís Iíve ever had. It essentially tastes like a tea with pepper in it to me, which isnít a bad thing. Itís just very unusual. Iím not sure Iíd drink this too often... I see it as more of a novelty. Iíd still get it again in the future just because itís so strangely compelling.
bpar73 (797) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Amber pour with spice, lemon and orange rind, coriander, and black peppercorns in the flavor and aroma. Peppercorn comes on a bit strong, overpowering the others, but still a pretty good beer.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Picked this up in a mixed sixer from Mondo Vino along with other Shortís brews. Golden yellow color, looks just fine. Smell is really heavy spices to the point where I donít want to drink it. Perfume-like almost, just obnoxious. The flavor is like drinking potpurri and shampoo, just way too heavy on the spices. If I had bought a sixer of this I would have returned it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-25-2011 16:20:08
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the end of GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. I remember being able to notice the peppercorns in this one. Also noted flavors of biscuity malts, citrus and spice. Nice.
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like it, spicy and citrusy. Exactly what I was expecting. Lemon leads to peppercorn spice. Refreshing.
Miksu (5033) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.355 l bottle at Cafe Langebro, Copenhagen. Golden. Pungent spicy aroma wihth pepper, ginger and lemon. Dry spicy flavor with black pepper, ginger and tart lemon. Aroma is not bad but flavorwise this combination does not work.
Steasy66 (1103) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangish color with small white head. Nice citrus and coriander aromas. Clean hefe flavor with this weird oily citrus body. This beer is OK but really not my thing.
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is yellowish with a thin head that leaves sparse lacing.
The aroma brings a bouquet of spices and floral hops.
The flavor is quite complex, with notes of herbs, tea, flowers, citrus, and more, though these attributes are dominated by peppercorns. There is a decent amount of sweetness, and I can see that a small serving will be more than enough.
The finish is dry, with lingering floral and citrus notes.
This beer is an oddity for sure, but I kinda like it (in small doses). Iíd try it again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-16-2011