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Short’s Pistachio Cream Ale



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pub Brew. Pistachio Cream Ale has copious amounts of California pistachios, which creates a wonderful complexity of flavors. The aroma of the pistachios blending with the sweet malty fragrance is intoxicating. The sweet whipped cream flavors found within the beer complements the toasted pistachio goodness, lending to a sense of fullness, uncommon to lighter golden ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Sampled at gabf. A huge head. Big pistacvio nose but lesser flavor. Nut that are generic. Some spices. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CountPrattula (53) - - AUG 4, 2015
Nuttiness in the nose, with pronounced whipped cream up front and a subtle bit of pistachio behind it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery!!!!! Pours unclear golden amber with an off white head. Aroma is subtle at first, but then the soft and sweet pistachio malt blend busts through so nicely and pleasant in the nose. Flavors are quite the same in a great way, such a nice gentle balance of pure pistachios over the light malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (3390) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
EBF. Pours a clear golden with a small white rim that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of peanuts, feeling like it’s real. Taste is certainly of pistachioes and pretty much only that, even. Body is light and carbonation medium-high. Overall a weird concoction that is fun and even somewhat enjoyable. Quite an achievement!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5388) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Sample @ EBF.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Not super expressive. Pistachios forward with caramel and not much else.

Taste: A tad sweet. Nuts, malt and hints of cardboard.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering nutty aftertaste.

Overall: A small sample at EBF is definitely not the best way to judge this beer, but for me the pistachio is too present and hide the base beer, which is definitely not expressive enough to shine by itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Sample at EBF. Hazy gold pour, almost no head. Aroma is really malty, light corn, light pistachio aroma, fairly nutty. Taste is sweet, lots of residual nutty/malty sweetness. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Tap: Exceedingly hazy burnt amber, nearly copper with a soft, creamy ecru cap that plumes up & settles slowly. Nice sheety lacing. Aroma of dry vanilla bean, kilned nuts, earthiness, toasted bread, modest creamy sweetness. Not explicitly pistachio but definitely a nutty aroma. Flavor of toasted nuttiness, freshly baked sweetbread, lightly toasted toffee malt, slight vanilla cream, & some drying yeast towards the finish. Medium mouth feel, a little creamy, a little slick. Finishing vanilla, toast, & nuts. Really enjoyed this one. Nothing too extreme, but solid, drinkable, & unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
tap. Pale straw with small head. Very light body with some mild pistachio. Very smooth and delicious. This was one of my favorites from my visit to the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (957) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a hazy yellowish brown with a tan head. Aroma was of nuts, bread and cereal. Flavor was creamy with sweet pistachio overtones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2012
on tap at michigan winter beerfest. from notes. pours a crisp yellow with creamy head kinda get the pistachio in the flavor but not in the aroma.

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