Huhzubendah (2159) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is a hazy, dark orange color with a small, white head and a touch of lacing.
The aroma brings all kinds of interesting craziness including limes / lime juice, alcohol, sourness, liquor...I guess it smells like a whiskey sour. Hmm. Points for creativity and pretty much getting there.
The flavor is much improved over the Short’s Key Lime Pie, which I did not enjoy. This concoction does indeed resemble a whiskey sour. As Matt alluded to, the whiskey is muted. This is in line with what one would expect from a whiskey sour. All this said, I wouldn’t want a whole lot of this stuff. Additionally, while I find this endeavor interesting and appreciate yet another inventive beer from Short’s, if I want a whiskey sour, I will opt for the real thing. Worth a try if you have the chance.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-16-2011
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at EBF. Out of all the Short’s beers to choose from I was most excited to try this one. Sadly however it didn’t really live up to my expectations. Key lime flavor is mixed with cookie flavor but no real sour qualities where there. Slight woody character but that’s bout it.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @GABF-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is musty, light/medium malt-caramel, wood. Taste is whiskey, musty, light/medium malt-caramel, wood.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Murky medium orange-brown body, thin cream head. Nose of tart brown sugar, graham crackers, citrus and alcohol, syrupy, with hints of custard. Body is tart and sweet with lime and brown sugar, graham crackers, tannic oak and whiskey. Prickly and warming.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body with a white head. Aromas are dominated by strong and distinct diacetyl. Beyond that there are some lemon/lime flavors, cherry and bourbon. Flavor of butterscotch and diacetyl. Cheap sour mix, bready, biscuity and some bourbon. Medium bodied with spirited carbonation.
The concept was inventive and works on some levels, but there were a few execution problems that made it a less than enjoyable beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (1054) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
At GABF. Pours cloudy golden. Aroma of old boubon barrels is medium intense. Palate is medium-full with a sweet, whiskey appeal. Honestly--close your eyes and it could be a whiskey sour. Wow.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2011. Slightly hazy rustic gold with a light beige head. Aroma is un-boozy bourbon, lime, oak, and golden malts. Nice flavor of bourbon without any boozy warmth, some sweet yet tangy light citrus, and a clean malty finish. Big body with malty citrus, and boozy sweetness (not warmth, just flavor).
HonkeyBra (2849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2011. Woah, this was interesting. Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma of whiskey, smoke, wood. Lots of citrus fruit, some malt sweetness. Flavor is sour lime and whiskey. Some caramel sweetness peaks out but it’s pretty much two-dimensional. Pretty interesting and lives up to the Whiskey Sour name. Weird beer concept, but it works. And when it works you just have to tip your hat to Short’s.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, that was...interesting. Actually, I was exactly what I was expecting, an a pretty good approximation of what I thought a whiskey sour beer would taste like. A little more sour than whiskey flavor, but a nice current of whiskey flavor in the background. Weird, but I kind liked it...
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2011. Hazy yellow pour. Aroma of citrus, vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Unusual flavor of lemon, oak, vanilla, and whiskey. One of the most interesting beers I have every tasted.