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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Liquified laughter from fruit filled disaster.
Simply put: Fruit Rye Ale. A bountiful blend of toasted rye flakes and two row malted barley make wort fermented with 200 pounds of pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries resulting in a sweet fruity delicacy. Intoxicatingly refreshing and brewed special for those ladies who enjoy their wine.

14-15 I.B.U.’s
20 deg. Plato
7.5-9 % A.B.V.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (355) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very light fruity red with only a sight head. Aroma is a light fruit mixture. Taste is a very eclectic berry mix. Very light carbonation. This beer started rather acidic, but finishes pretty smooth. Had one of these a week later and it was outstanding. ABV is stout, but you cannot detect it.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (113) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a pink hazy color. Head was 1/5 of and inch, white with a pink tint. Head retention and lacing were mediocre at best but the beer was such a pretty color, I decided to boost up the rating a small amount. Smell is of strawberries and raspberries, similar to a jar of jam. Pale straw malts are also detected, apparently this beer is made with rye but i don’t get any on the nose.Getting some smells of belgian yeast similar to what you’d find in a tripel. Aroma of alcohol is light in the end. Taste is full on fruit; lots of raspberries and strawberries with some blackberries in background. Very light malts are also in the mix, again, I don’t get any rye. No hops are detected either, some medicinal alcohol is tasted in the finish. Mouthfeel is very light and effervescent, similar to a champagne or rose. No head is present which is a shame, could have used some to cut astringent aftertaste. Overall, this was a tasty fruit ale but it was pretty one note. Could have benefited from more body but it is a good alternative to sparkling wine or hard ciders. Good beer but not available in my area, wouldn’t try too hard to trade for it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pour on tap at One eyed Betty, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of blueberry, cherry, some rye, spice, yeast, caramel, earthy notes, some hints of cardboard as well. Taste is a better berry, raspberry, strawberry comes through into some yeast, dough, caramel, toast, hints of rye, finishing sweet. Interesting.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
kpachla02 (5) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
Fruity beer with a great smell and easily palatable. A personal favorite of mine.....

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap: Dark shade of pink & ruby-red with a creamy, lavender layer of foam. Aroma full of fruit; raspberry, fig, cherry, strawberry. Sweet, definitely. Moderate chalkiness underneath the berries that comes off as slightly artificial. Sweet berry flavor, tangy & with a spike of tartness but it’s plagued by that same artificial tone from the aroma. Almost chalky & medicinal. Makes the fruit profile seem like a farce, & it starts to wear on you quickly... A little too sweet, perhaps. Overall, I’ve grown to tolerate this beer more & more over time but I still am not completely on board. Just a mediocre fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft at Hopcat. Pours a hazy amber. Aroma of berries, fruit, yeast. Sweet and very fruity with decent tartness. Good fruit beer

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1506) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
a little more sour than i would prefer, but still pretty great for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (400) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pretty nice. Lots of sweetness and fruityness. Had it a tasting and would’ve loved to had a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (356) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Tap. Very unfiltered. Very slightly fruity nose. Notes of strawberry and raspberry. A bit too sweet and a bit too unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Savor 2014. Interesting combination. A lot of fruit in the aroma, lighter body, covers alcohol well.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pras (428) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at Savor. I had really high hopes for this one, but it really fell flat. the aroma is full of the described fruit, but like other offerings from Short’s, the body was thin. The fruit aromas followed through in the taste, but it didn’t really go anywhere.


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