bpar73 (471) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Short’s Fest. Pours brown with a white head. Taste and aroma of malt, lime and maple syrup. Definite whiskey sour qualities.
firstsip (435) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest. Brown. Some good white head. Tastes just like a whiskey sour... but better. Refreshing!
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Thick & cloudy burnt copper color with a creamy, eggshell foam that lathers up nicely. Aroma has sweet caramel & mild cinnamon graham cracker with light lemon-lime, moderate tartness, & a light touch of boozy barrel in the periphery. Taste is very unique. Imagine eating cinnamon graham crackers topped with a whiskey infused maple syrup & generous amounts of lime zest. More malty & graham cracker focused up front, more citrus & lime-like in the back. Finishes a little like sweet & sour mix, but doesn’t get too tart. Lingering complexity of lime, mild whiskey, cinnamon, & graham cracker crust. Strange, unique, not something you’d kill entire growlers of... But I thought it was pretty good. Honestly, it *does* remind me a bit of a whiskey sour.
Huhzubendah (2525) - 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 (11083) - 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 (3167) - 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 (7858) - 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 (1062) - 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 (4066) - 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).