SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Shorts anniversary party. An interesting style definitely. Very creamy and a variety of spices. A for sure smooth beer. A unique brew.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Shorts: Clear, golden body with a foamy, stark white head. Aroma of mildly dry, cotton-y yeast notes that hint at Belgian-esque funk. Lots & lots of dry malt, some bread. Obscured spice. Taste has more dry yeast throughout with the pale malts adding the lightest bit of sweetness. Mild peppery hops, slight earth with a dry, bread & biscuit tasting finish. Nothing inherently wrong here, just quite boring overall.
rumproasts (5279) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap. Amber with small head. This is supposedly a biere de garde, but I’m really not finding anything here that fits. Medium malt body, but no yeast flavors that I’d expect. A rare disappointment from Shorts.
574deadzone (1385) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Pours a hazed amber-brown with a thinner khaki head that leaves a wall of lace. Nose involves musty cellar, oakiness, some apple pie, toasted malt, and some grassy hops. Somewhat sweet, pretty tart, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, fair carb, tingly, with a toasty tart and bitter finish. Very nice brew with lots of complexity.
bpar73 (996) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a reddish copper color with a minimal white head. Aroma and taste of mild fruit and spice. Nice dry mildly bitter finish.