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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Good Samaritan is brewed with Michigan cider. Sweet apple aromas and spicy esters of clove, nutmeg, and allspice entice the nose. A pleasant amber tone and slight haze give this beer an appearance similar to cider. Good Sumaritan has malty hints of raisin and molasses that balance the complex spiciness found throughout its profile. The finish is surprisingly clean, with no particular flavor component resonating on the palate.

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MicroGrog's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MicroGrog (449) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012

Short tulip pour post Extreme Beer Fest @ Sunset in Boston, March, 2011.
Muddling, dark amber pour. Flat head.
Smells of banana/Belgiany phenols, & some odd, still fermenting compote.
Taste is dried apple peel, bitter core, mushy bread, ugly alcohol, & too much leftover yeast.
Not my favorite experiment that weekend, but Short’s sure did deliver elsewhere.

rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
tap. amber with small head. some sweet fruitiness. nice belgian spice/yeast.

DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Sticker on the cap reads "1-11". Shared with b3shine. Mostly clear dark red-orange color. Little khaki head. Couple ropes and dots of lace. Nope, definitely over the hill. Moderate sour, tart taste. Moderate sweet. Medium body. Soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Caramel malt, good baked apple, some light cinnamon apple pie type spices. Light notes of oxidization. Not terrible, but not great right now. Would be interested to have tried this fresh. Interesting stuff overall, though (a tendency to produce interesting beer is why I continue to seek out Short’s)

b3shine (9143) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared bynDrSilverworm). Looks solid; a somewhat transparent orangish brown with off-white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, malt, and dark fruit. Tastes like it smells, but with some roast. Average on the palate. Not bad.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, moreso a burnt brown sugar, thin to moderate sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Has an old apple sort of aroma, with a bit of bready malts, subtle spices.   Comes across as a very weak Dubbel on the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but leaning thin.   Pale bready finish, some apple that to me tastes like its been sliced and browned for a while.   A little spicy on the finish.   Not bad, a little ordinary tho.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
28th December 2011
Hazy red - amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Light crisp palate. Sweetish dry malt - toffee. Bubblegum esters underneath with subtle dark fruits for company. Minerally dry finish. Quite well joined up and despite the dryness - drinkable.

Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
The beer is dark copper to orange colored and fairly hazy. The head is 1’4" and leaves some random lacing on the glass. The aroma brings apples, coriander, malt, alcohol. Decent flavor, but unbalanced. Fruit is prominent, with some yeast, malt, and lingering spice. Apples taste ripe and soaked with alcohol. Light to medium in body. Moderate alcohol presence. Another fun beer from Short’s. Not something I need to try again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-01-2011

Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
28 sept 2012, bottle. Med dark ruby/brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is nice malty brown ale and a sweetness that might be toasted apple peels. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Toasted bread, warm apples, cracked malt. Nice but I can’t find much apples or cider.

keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
I am not getting this one. The aroma has some apple and some booze. The flavor has a lot of apple but nothing to make me think this has any Belgian influence. The finish is fizzy and thin.

Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle. This is yucky. This tastes like a a amber ale that fermentation went awry. It has that bad apple cider taste that when I mess up a brew it tastes like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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