jkwood04 (2935) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma of strawberries, light lactose, some light spices, pale and light caramel malts, and hints of hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A decent and interesting fruit beer.
umich03jm (1317) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks Mike! Pours a light copper color with a small head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is a slightly tart strawberry milk. Taste is weird. Strawberries obviously but not fresh juicy strawberries, more like overripe, tart, dry ones. Not as sweet as I expected either. Kinda disappointed with this one.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, shared by beerpig317. Mildly hazy orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Very nice strawberry and creme aroma. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Yogurty, light lactose flavors. More dry finish. Moderate sweet, light tart taste. Finishes dry, which is nice. Flavor is spot-on for a strawberry shortcake beer, pretty impressive, really. Awesome stuff.
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at bottle share at the Sybarite Pig in Boca. Small snifter. Pours an amber-red copper with a thin, pinkish white head. Well it smells like strawberry short cake. Strawberries, whipped cream, and vanilla. And it tasted like it. Not much explanation needed. They hit the nail on the head with the flavors. I found it too sweet but I guess a strawberry shortcake is sweet. Just not my type of desert.
SpongeRuiner (424) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spot on beer for Shorts. Fresh strawberry sauce flavor. Even whipped cream and sugar flavors. Literally every aspect of a strawberry short cake is in there.
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$2 bottle purchased at Fairway Sav-Mor... Iím glad I managed a couple bottles of this, as I wanted it last year but was too late. Bottled 15 days ago on July 26th.
Appearance: A red-amber color with a slight haze. A super fizzy two-finger head bubbles away quickly. Very little lacingís left on the glass.
Smell: Initially I was getting a mostly roasted malt quality that kind of confused me a bit, with strawberries in the back. After a few more whiffs, the strawberries definitely took over, though the malt is still there. Definitely smells like strawberry shortcake.
Taste/feel: An excellent sweet, tart strawberry flavor hits the front, and then the "cake" part of the beer comes through in the finish. Itís really not all that complex -- it is essentially what it says it is... a strawberry shortcake beer. Super thirst quenching, which I donít say for too many beers, and very refreshing. Not overly sweet at all. The aftertaste also has a bit of that cream flavor thanks to the lactose thatís infused in this beer, just adding more to the illusion that youíre having yourself some shortcake.
This is just about what I was expecting. My initial smell and taste wasnít awesome, but it grew on me a little bit. Itís a shame Shortís doesnít make more of this stuff, because itís really a unique, tasty beer.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from a 6 pack purchased in Ann Arbor as it came in off the delivery truck. Served in a snifter.
An interesting fruit beer, with a bitter/sweet/tart taste tha leans a bit toward the sweet side, but leaving all 3 components apparent.
The strawberry smell and taste more like preserves than fresh berries and, while obvious, are nearly matched by the flavor of light malts.
O: A fun and refreshing beer thatís certainly worth trying.
Lukaduke (1479) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pinkish copper color with a white finger of fizzy foam. I have to say this beer does smell like strawberry shortcake... Some sweet strawberry syrup, breads cake notes and some vanilla creaminess. The palate follows the nose... Fucking right. If your gonna call a beer strawberry shortcake, this taste like strawberry shortcake. There is a touch of seltzer like background that cuts through the sweetness a touch but Iím pretty impressed by this.
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If Iím rating to style then this hit the nail on the head. It tastes just like a strawberry shortcake.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle through trade, reddish golden pour with minimal head. Aroma of strawberries, bread and lactose. Similar taste, definitely a cake taste, body is a little thin.
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