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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The hearth of the community
Fermented as “beer” from wort extracted from fully modified two-row pale malt which provides a beautiful straw color. This beer is aggressively hopped with Perle and Centennial hops. Its light body and low alcohol allow the hops to become more prominent throughout the beer. The floral aroma is attributed to heavy handfuls of centennial hops at the finish of the boil. Hearty handfuls of hops lend a grape fruity tone in the flavor and finish of the beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1343) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
Malty aroma. Medium to light with some bitter finish. Malty, drying some toast and a touch yeasty. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color. Aroma and taste are mostly grassy hops.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
chucklemation (839) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow with a white foam head. Aroma is very light grassy hops. Flavor is similar, though I’m having a hard time getting anything out of this. There’s a light bitterness that lends some body, but is also slightly off-putting. I had a difficult time enjoying this one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1750) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Wonderful hop and malt blend for a slightly sweet but hoppy brew. Solid body for only 4.5% ABV!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2855) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy light orange pour with very little head. Aromas are grain, lemongrass, lemons, and grass. Tastes pretty grainy, light cereal sweetnes, some herbs. Grassy hops in the finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4346) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Brandon. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and citrus. Taste is malt, lemon, grain, grass, and floral. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukedarock (245) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Smells of light hop maybe citrus, starts as hop flavor very easy goin tho nothing shouts til the finish, this is when the bitter hop bite kicks in, nothing to rave about but drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (363) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
The Village Reserve pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with an eggshell white head that lasts a good while. The aroma is citrus and grape. The flavor is citrus initially with a bit of grape and then an earthy citrus bitter finish. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light yellow corn color. Small white frothy head. Big grainy aroma. Some lace. Quite a lot of bitter going on. Finish feels creamy to me. I didn’t love this, but but I kind of liked it. Different, but unusual. Always like to try unusual Shorts stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1144) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
label says california common but rb has it here as a bitter? regardless, it’s a fresh smelling hoppy and crisp brew - not a lot of ’lager’ character but definitely more enjoyable than anchor steam, with a medium body and clean hops finish. nice.


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