chucklemation (730) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
milewide (1726) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful hop and malt blend for a slightly sweet but hoppy brew. Solid body for only 4.5% ABV!
umich03jm (2702) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lukedarock (245) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wmubronco1992 (666) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jtw (1139) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
b3shine (6503) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes biscuity and hoppy with light citrus notes and an average mouthfeel. A nice easy drinker.
flatmatt (1246) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with some little flecks and a white head. Pale malt, grassy hop, biscuit, maybe a bit of green grape in the aroma. Pale malty biscuit flavor, again grassy hops, a bit of a honey finish. I dunno, nothing too exciting, but the quality is there.