Short’s Brewing Company Reviews




raymow
3.3
Short’s Beard of Zeus
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - pale yellow color. Hoppy aroma. Very hoppy flavor.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

rosenbergh
4
Short’s Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
12 oz bottle. Bottled 09/07/16. (White’s Party Store) Marquette, MI.
Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Yeast, fruity and citrusy hops, mild bitterness and dry malt in a nice aroma. The flavor is strong bitterness, resiny and citrusy hops, some sourness, yeast and some malt. Tasty. A nice beer.

Monday, September 26, 2016

onceblind
3.1
Starcut Ciders Octorock
Clear brilliant golden under a thin ring of white foam. Bright and sweet apple nose like good ol woodchuck. Crisp and lasting apple sweetness on the flavor that’s not too sugary, and doesn’t have an obnoxious champagne yeast tone throughout. Just a plain and medium-sweet apple cider. No fuss.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.8
Short’s Soft Parade
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark salmon color with a large foamy pink-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet strawberry jam. The flavor was sweet strawberry, cardboard, yeast and turned a bit dry at the end. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

rosenbergh
1.5
Short’s Key Lime Pie
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 07/29/16. (Econo Foods) Marquette, MI. Slightly cloudy reddish brown color with a tiny head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavor is... Downright horrible. Super bad! Down the drain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 23, 2016

alobar
3.5
Short’s Melt My Brain
Pale yellow pour with aroma of lime, juniper, and a bit of coriander.Lime and juniper flavor with some bitterness. Nice beer.
Friday, September 23, 2016

rumproasts
3.8
Short’s Blanco Suave
bottle. Hazy straw with one finger head. For Shorts, I’m surprised that this is a fairly traditional wit. There’s some light lime and agave, which complements the style well. Very citrusy. Medium spice, coriander in particular. Very good.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

rosenbergh
3.4
Short’s Space Rock
12 oz bottle. Bottled 07/21/16. (Meijer) 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI. Golden color with a small white head. Fruity hops, sweetness, caramel and malt in the aroma. The flavor is pretty yummy... fruity and resiny hops, moderate bitterness, dryness, mild papery notes and malt. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

chucklemation
3.5
Starcut Ciders Immortal Jelly
Pours a dark red color. Aroma is berry and apple, a little yeasty. Flavor is tart berries, apple, and some yeast aftertaste. Very well-carbonated. Much different than I thought it would be - a little more subdued than expected. Pretty good.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

shrubber85
3.4
Short’s Strawberry Short’s Cake
Bottle. Strawberries, milk, biscuit malt and light straw aroma. Dark amber with giant light tan head. Mildly sweet strawberry, biscuit malt, mild lactic acid, and lightly bitter straw flavor. Good body.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

rumproasts
3.6
Short’s Guess the Dry Hop Local’s
bottle. golden with one finger head. light body with a bit of cracker, fruity tropical hop flavors. low bitterness. pretty solid for the style with a bunch of flavor.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

NikkTwist
3.1
Short’s Strawberry Short’s Cake
Draft at Bainbridge. Murky dark brown peach pour with off-white foam. Strawberry jam. Sponge cake. Vanillin. Milk. Glossy edge. Hints of darker caramels underneath but mostly feels superficial.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

olenickj
3.2
Short’s Key Lime Pie
Smell is weak, citrus and sweet malt. Dark golden brown. Description is right on. Long finish but wet. I’d different. Couldn’t drink many.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

shrubber85
4
Starcut Ciders Octorock
Bottle. Sour milk, apple, pear, and hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Moderately sweet apple juice/pear and mildly bitter hay flavor. Light tart apple finish. Very pleasant.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

hopscotch
3.2
Short’s Cinnabilly
Bottle... Mostly clear caramel-colored pour with copper highlights and a fizzy, white collar. The aroma is a marriage of milk chocolate and acidic, spicy, raw ginger with a pinch of cinnamon.. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced and malty, featuring notes of dates and toastiness with a slightly vinous whisper of sherry. Malty, minerally finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!
Saturday, September 17, 2016

arkurzynski
3
Short’s Key Lime Pie
Amber orange. Nose if limeade, cracker malt with more citrus. Flavor is pale ale with heavy lime zest. Not getting it, but not a drain pour.
Friday, September 16, 2016

johnnymusky
3.2
Short’s Autumn Ale
Another brew from bradley....this was more enjoyable than the last....nice balance....some hop presence...perfect fall brew.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Patrickctenchi
3.5
Short’s Autumn Ale
Bottle: Hazy amber, with a tight, beige head. Slightly fruity, candied-toffee aroma. Florally sweet, toffee malt, grain malt flavour. Nice body.....very pleasant.
Friday, September 16, 2016

marcus
3.4
Short’s Bellaire Brown
Can shared by Kyle at Final Gravity. Pours medium brown with a decent beige head and a roasted chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

justkoehn
3.1
Short’s Soft Parade
Very little head. Medium lacing. Amber with pink hues. Berry aroma. Little carbonation. Berry flavor at first with mild tart finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 15, 2016

wlajwl
3.3
Starcut Ciders Pulsar
Aroma is apples, mild sweetness and an odd hint of grains. The flavor is apples, fruit/tropical fruit and a mildly sweet/tart finish.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

DialSquare
3.4
Short’s / Half Acre Freedom Of ’78
12oz bottle from Savor Growl: gold pour, thin sturdy white head. aroma of fruity, floral, guava, pine. tastes are guava and pine with grapefruit, bready, floral, dank weed. thinnish palate, light spike of carbonation. strange one.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

rumproasts
4
Short’s Psychedelic Cat Grass
bottle (consumed on day of release). deep golden with one finger head. very pungent hops. fruity with citrus and tropical. dank. excellent IPA, but didn’t blow me away like the first time I had Enjoy By, or a really fresh bottle of Russian River Blind Pig.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

rumproasts
3.3
Short’s Mule Beer
bottle. Golden with one finger head. I’ve never had a Moscow mule. Light body. Ginger and light lime tartness. Doesn’t do a whole lot for me. Kinda bland.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

rumproasts
3.9
Short’s Bucktricutioner
Bottle. Straw with one finger head. Tart lime with underlying strawberry sweetness. Crazy refreshing and super tasty. Seems like the kind of thing you could pound a sixer of with no problem. Loved it.
Monday, September 12, 2016

cheap
2.7
Short’s Strawberry Short’s Cake
Bot. Fruit beer it is, smells like intriguingly malty fruit. Taste is better than expected, was thinking this would be a dull brew but its not. It actually is a sweeter malty brew with shades of strawberry in there. Yes, on the label it says brewed with milk shuggah and you can taste it. Probably could be fermented out a bit more. Lighter maroon color, something you might see in a young american barleywine. Good mild CO2. I want to like this but it is a little cloying on the back end. Reminds me of something I might have had at Beaver brewing. Yea, thanks Dan. weird finish fer sher.
Monday, September 12, 2016

jackl
3.4
Short’s Earl of Brixom
Bottle thanks to Deyholla. Chestnut brown pour with a light tan head. Attractive beer. Nose has some earthy cocoa and roasted malt. Toasted bread. Light fig and dark fruit accents. Flavor has some earthy bitterness. Hedgerow-like character. Mildly spicy, earthy. Some dark fruit. Mellow caramel. Light chocolate. Balanced. Medium body, pillowy carb.
Monday, September 12, 2016

jackl
3.6
Short’s Bonafide Legit
Bottle thanks to Deyholla! Deep gold pour with a creamy white head. Nose is bright and pretty fruity. Nectarine and peach. Gentle citrus. Some cut grass. Balanced flavor. A bit of cake batter and sweet grain. Light citrus zest and white pepper bitterness. Zingy and quite drinkable. Suprisingly vibrant considering that I accidentally aged it in the rot box. Very good.
Monday, September 12, 2016

hopscotch
3.2
Short’s Deacon Blues
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is fruity, spicy and a touch dank. Medium-bodied with a raspy mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Lightly spicy and bone-dry in the finale. Another bottle courtesy of Andrew from Shorts during his visit to Orchid Island Brewery!
Saturday, September 10, 2016

hopscotch
3.4
Short’s Bucktricity Kills
Bottle... Hazy straw-colored pour with no head. The aroma is mildly grainy, bready and citric. Light-bodied with modest carbonation. Tart, grainy flavor. Sort of thin and watery, but nice overall. Bottle courtesy of Andrew from Shorts!
Saturday, September 10, 2016

hopscotch
3.6
Short’s Ermagerdness
Bourke... Pours clear and yellow with a tight, white collar. The aroma is a tropical fruit and melon medley with a modest measure of muskiness. The flavor features a moderate level of bitterness, acidity and fruitiness up front. A touch earthy and fairly bitter in the lengthy finish.Big THANKS to Andrew from Shorts for sharing this beer!
Saturday, September 10, 2016

hopscotch
3.2
Short’s Noble Chaos
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply amber with a tiny, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma features caramel and toasted malts. Medium-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor offers maltiness up front, then metallic bitterness on the backside. Bottle courtesy of Andrew from Shorts!
Saturday, September 10, 2016

mansquito
3
Short’s Space Rock
House of 1000 Beers, New Kensington: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is light pine and plenty of flowers. Tastes better than your standard beer lacking in gluten. Still, this is not all that very interesting. OK.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

DocLock
3
Short’s London Fog
Pours hazy brown with tan head. Nose is vienna malt, mild spice, vanilla. Tastes caramel malty, spicy, with herbal notes, mild vanilla.
Friday, September 09, 2016

superspak
4.1
Short’s Bucktricutioner
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/8/2016. Pours lightly hazy golden/orange/light pink color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, green apple, juicy strawberry, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, strawberry/limes, and light pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, green apple, juicy strawberry, wheat, cracker, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, green apple, juicy strawberry, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, strawberry/limes, and light pale malt flavors; with a great tart/sweetness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and lightly acidic/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.25%. Overall this is an excellent Berliner weisse! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, strawberry/limes, and light pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. This one felt sweeter, more balanced, and less acidic than the base beer from the fruit additions. A very enjoyable offering.
Friday, September 09, 2016

kambei70
3
Short’s Huma Lupa Licious
Pours a hazy straw color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of older citrus, caramel malt, and finishing with rotted lemons. Taste bitter lemon, orange, and ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 09, 2016

markducommun
3.3
Short’s Bellaire Brown
Clear mahogany, light tan head. Molasses, vanilla. Allspice. Lightly bitter, quite a lot of malt sweetness. Light body, creamy. Long finish. Good.
Friday, September 09, 2016

SG111
3.3
Short’s Bim Bam Boom
Tap at brown iron brew house. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, a spot of pepper. Not much orange. Flavor is chocolate, spicy pepper, not bad. Again, not much orange. But it’s decent.
Friday, September 09, 2016

SG111
3
Short’s Space Rock
Tap at Brown Iron Brewhouse. Pours yellow, white head. Aroma is lemon, caramel, some kind of pils malt maybe. Flavor is malt forward, some lemon. Pils-like. It’s fine.
Friday, September 09, 2016

reggiedunlop
3.6
Short’s Psychedelic Cat Grass
Pours a mostly clear orange/gold with a medium white head. Aroma has mild stonefruit and a good bit of citrus rind...some faint grains. Flavor has a firm pithy/resinous bitterness...citrus rind/grapefruit and a touch of grass...cant escape that super faint sweet graininess. Mouthfeel is light/medium and creamy with a dry pithy/resinous finish.
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Msdrbeat
3.4
Short’s Bucktricutioner
On tap at Hopcat. Pours almost clear orange. Slight malt aroma and a tingle of sourness. Good dry crisp taste. The lime is more present than the strawberry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

rikstar
3.5
Short’s Bellaire Brown
Donker bruin met een crème kraag. Toffee met caramel en walnoten beetje cacao oo de achtergrond. Niet verkeerd
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

chucklemation
3.8
Starcut Ciders Octorock
Pours a pale golden yellow with a foamy white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma and flavor are apple. A little bit sweet and crisp. Good.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

RobertDale
3
Short’s Key Lime Pie
12 ounce bottle. Pours golden brown with an average beige head. Some floaties. Aroma of citrus, malt, and graham crackers. Taste is lime, graham crackers, malt, and grain. Interesting.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

jackl
3.8
Short’s Deacon Blues
Bottle received from deyholla. Thanks! Golden pour with a small white head. Nose is fairly engaging. Light melon and some tropical fruit. Belgian fruity esters. Yeast. Light pepper. Flavor is moderately bitter. Light peppery hoppiness. Mango and apricot fruit leather. Quite dry. Light body, active carb. Clean. Nice Belgian pale number. Good.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Mr_Abner
3.5
Short’s Alicornucopia
Bottle. Pours a light golden with a large head that leaves behind some spotted lacing as it recedes. Aroma is very fruity, some bread, slight alcohol after it warms. Taste is similar. Enjoyable, but not terribly interesting. Glad to have happened upon a bottle of this one.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Msdrbeat
2.6
Short’s Key Lime Pie
Bottled. Pours with floaties which the brewery assured me is normal for this beer but not really starting out on a great first step here. Smells tart with almost a hint of metallic to me. Not too sweet or tart, tad bit of malt with what I think is the marshmallow fluff? It’s okay but I wish I didn’t buy a 6 pack.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Drake
4.1
Short’s Superfluid
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Eisenhower, 3/31/16. Hazy yellow, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of resin, pine and pale malt. The taste is pine, earth, resin, pale malt. Medium bodied, well balanced. Solid beer.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Drake
3.5
Short’s Bim Bam Boom
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Washtenaw, 3/31/16. Clear dark brown, thin foamy brown head. Good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke. The taste is orange juice, chocolate, roasted malts. Medium bodied.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Drake
3.4
Short’s Space Rock
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Eisenhower3/31/16. Hazy pale golden, large foamy white head. Good retention. Aroma of pale malt and lemon juice. The taste is lemon, beans, pale malt. Medium bodied, bright. A freaking weird beer but its still pleasant!
Monday, September 05, 2016