tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Ominous red color, not quite dark enough for "ruby" or "crimson" yet. Slightly orange tinted, too. Mild haze with an off-white soapy film on top. Strawberry juice aroma, very fruity & backed with a residual sugary sweetness. Hint of bready malts as well. Flavor is a bit more complex. Notes of strawberry purée, milky lactose sweetness, under baked bread & biscuits. The malts give off a doughy vibe while the strawberries mix with the lactose to actually give the impression of a strawberry short cake. Residual strawberry finish with lingering notes of whipped cream & granulated sugar. Sweet.... Very sweet. But definitely a fun one to drink.
ebone1988 (341) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is strawberries, shortcake, not as light as I expected. Color is strawberry juice, offwhite head. Taste is strawberry shortcake, some wheat, could be heavier but I’m not upset. Mouthfeel is decent, like watery jelly, but real light on the aftertaste. Overall, pretty tasty stuff.
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share last night at a friend’s house.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi - clear soft orange to yellow color with a slim white one finger foamy to bubbly head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. There was barely any lacing at all.
The smell - well it smelled exactly like strawberry shortcake. I mean it’s all there - strawberry over top of bready like sweet cake goodness.
The taste was there. Sweet strawberry over the sweet breadiness of shortcake amplifies a sticky sweet aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was smooth and sweet as it ran over my mouth.
Overall, Short’s did exactly what they chose to do everything is there and authentic. I commend them for trying something new to at least me, but I’m unsure if I would have another go around at this one.
BOSSbrewer (2685) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown with maybe a slight pinkish hue. Thin off white head. Flavor is caramel with strawberry jam. Slight bitterness. Curious beer. I couldn't drink mor than one of these. Very sweet.
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jredmond (6151) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew, Mel and company. Pours a light amber body with white lacing. Aroma is strawberries, fruit and grains. Mouthfeel is medium to soft with grain on the palate followed by fruit, sweet malt, bready character and light cream.
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strawberry Shorts Cake pours a deep orange with small bubbly beige heady that doesn’t last long. The aroma is strawberries and biscuits. The flavor is rather sweet with strawberries and biscuits. Overall this is a pretty accurate name for the beer, but the beer is pretty average.
Mark_Eck (1013) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet strawberries and bready.
chucklemation (737) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Has a pleasant sweet strawberry aroma. Flavor is also fruity, along with some bread and grass notes. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. That odd grassy taste hurts, otherwise this is very tasty.
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with fizzy white head that dissipated. Aroma is strawberry, hay, acid, cereal. Mouthfeel is nice with lighter body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with a clean finish. Overall this is an impressive brew! Strawberries are quite difficult to brew with and this one is really nice.
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Smells like ass and pound cake. Light strawberry tartness and tang with wheat and toast and a bit of milk sugar. I had both the 2013 and 2014 bottles. Both had a sort of metallic/iron/blood aftertaste, but only on some of the sips, which was weird.