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Short’s Saison du Short’s

Short’s Saison du Short’s
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Pub Brew. Saison du Short’s is a light bodied ale, with a glowing orange color. It has soft aromas of faint apple and spice, which derive from the Belgian yeast esters. The refreshing nature of this beer is created by the unique flavors of spicy clove, earthy hop characteristics, and delicate malt sweetness. A clean and slightly dry finish allows for a noticeable and lingering spiciness.

The Saison finds its roots in the brewing practices of Northern France and Belgium. “Saison” is French for season, and these ales were traditionally brewed in the autumn or winter for consumption during the late summer harvest. It is a very funky beer style, because it has a wide range of flavors depending on where and who is brewing it. No two Saisons seem to taste, smell, or look exactly the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2406) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Clear gold pour. Bubblegum dominates the nose and flavor, the kind of American saison I don’t really like. Some apricot juice the the flavor is nice but fails to redeem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (954) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours an orange golden with a small white head. Classic Belgian aromas and flavor for a very nice rendering of a saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Bellaire. Golden orange pour, some white head. Aroma of fruity belgian yeast, some spice. Mild apples, bananas, pears, etc. Flavor is fruity, mildly sweet, with some mild spice to balance it out. There are some notes of fresh bread and flowers. Almost medium bodied though not quite, finishes sweet. Not a world beater of a saison but certainly serviceable in a brewpub that puts 20 of their own beers on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at Brickhouse in Madison, WI. Poured a semi-hazy golden yellow and tasted pretty much like I’d expect - some lemon, grassy notes with some peppery spice. Not bad at all, pretty much a standard American saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Draft on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011 (Madison, WI). Pours a nice carmel golden pour, healthy haze, small whitish head dies to a tiny ring, laces small. Aromas are a touch of pear, apple, and bread dough. Some light grassy and floral hops. Faint yeasty bready spice. Initial is fairly fruity, a good apple cider presence, bread dough, faint honey, and flaked wheat. Touches of dry florals, grass. Backend throws some dry mellow sweetness, apples and honey, bread, pale malts. A bit simple, too sweet for me for the style, maybe a touch of white grape. Ok.

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