ESBob (283) - Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a fruity red with slight foamy head. A nice strawberry nose on this one, hints of cake. Taste is a slightly tart strawberry with bready notes. Flavors a bit more complex as it warms. Unique beer, not necessarily a dessert beer.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th November 2010
Very hazy dark amber beer. Good white head. Sweet strawberry nose. Dry crisp palate. Minerally crisp freshness host Strawberry candy. Lactose sweetness follows and the two things come together to resemble something like the promised Strawberry Shortcake. Finishes minerally crisp. Love Shorts and like this one - but I agree with another rater that this would work better as a big beer.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce thanks to MP. A red/strawberry beer that tastes like a strawberry shortcake. Big sugar hit in there. Sticky sweet. Not sure I can finish the whole 12 ounce. More of an experience than something I’d want again.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Adam picked up a sixer of this for me when he was at the brewery. Thanks man!
A: This beer appears a clear, light brown hue with hints of orange. There is a fairly small head that leaves little lacing.
S: The aroma is really amazing, in that it does in fact smell like strawberry shortcake.
T: This beer tastes like drinking a strawberry shortcake, if that were possible. Kudos to Short’s, as this is obviously what the brewer intended.
M: The beer has a decent feel, without any cloying sweetness to it, which I found surprising.
D: I wouldn’t want to drink a lot of these, but what a cool experience. Short’s has boldly blurred the boundaries of craft beer once again.
574deadzone (762) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the k-zoo beer exchange. This was a tough one: I just had to try it, and it certainly smells a lot like strawberry short cake, but it was very hard to take it seriously. Pours an amber-blush color with a slight eggshell head. Nose is strawberries, crusty bread, and sweet malt. Taste is pretty tart but also really sweet. Palate is lighter with a fair pucker factor on the end. A decent brew, refreshing, but very much a novelty. Would have been a better experience if i had it as a dessert beer.
BAMF (33) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an amber color with little to no white foam. The aroma is great with a cheap strawberry shortcake smell. A medicinal strawberry and sugar. Super sweet and a little sour. With this beer the smell is the best part. The taste is way too sour... some sugar in the aftertaste but to tell you the truth its got a very chicken wing finish. Eat a cheap chicken wing from a bar and the unflavorable end is the same finish you get with this beer. Thin mouthfeel.
b3shine (3526) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks mikem409). Looks decent; amber with a reddish tint and thin lacing. Smells of strawberries and sugar. Tastes like beer mixed with strawberry ice cream. Mouthfeel is average. Interesting.
ICEatALAMO (783) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with no head. You can really smell the strawberry an biscuits. The taste is yummy with a light strawberry taste. It is sweet, but not too sweet. Interesting beer an good on a hot summer day.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jethro6191 (372) - Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours blonde with a pink tint. The thin white head laces the glass. Pleasent strawberry shortcake aroma. The flavor is slightly tart with strawberry, pound cake, and cream notes. The mouthfeel is thin and watery. The carbonation level could be a little higher. However, I liked this beer a lot. A unique beer I would definitely recommend.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of biscuit malt and strawberry. Taste is not overly sweet and malty berries