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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• Sexy penetrable fruit intensity for the experienced and novice
• Beer Type: High Gravity Ale fermented with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries

Imperial Soft Parade is a gourmet specialty pour that is brewed with toasted rye flakes and two-row malted barley. Loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, we refer to this fermented potion as a fruit infused rye ale. The result is a refreshing fruit delicacy that’s easy to drink, appealing to look at, and finishes dry.

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3.6
Jaksmart (456) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Blood red color with a small collar of light foam. Aroma has plenty of sweet fruits, candy, caramel, blackberry, strawberry and some spices. Taste is very sweet, also with plentiful berries and other sweet stuff. Fine balance.

3.3
madmitch76 (26436) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
2nd June 2009
The bottle (386 of 1005) says this was also made with raspberries. Cloudy brown beer. Crisp and dry palate. The four fruits are perfectly balanced - nothing dominates, just a nice generic fruits of the forest flavour, but completey unsweet. After the fruit there is a sourish rye malt finish but no rye spice. Unusual but would have preferred the fruit to be sweeteded a little.

3.6
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle, 75 cl. Pours red with a small head. Aroma has loads and loads of berries, strawberries, raspberries, nice caramel, really nice berry quality. Taste has lots of berries, currants, strawberries, not much trace of neither malts not hops, just plain berry niceness. One of the best Shorts offerings we had this evening.

3.1
RasmusOtt (2933) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Pours orange/amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet berries, blueberries and lacto. Taste is sweet berries, sourness, light tart and lacto sweetness.

3.6
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to mcallister for this extra. Pours a beautiful pink ruby with a nice lightly-tinted head that has a bit of a reddish character. Nose is soft fruits with quite a few different berries; the strawberry really came through to me with the blueberry coming through to a lesser extent. Nice blueberry and strawberry flavor throughout. In the end, the feel was pretty decent and it drank well enough, but the unique concept only lasted for a bit before this started to taste less interesting and wasn’t much to keep me drinking. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-25-2010

2.8
sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Pours dark reddish amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, berries and light phenolic notes. Flavour is malt, berries, grapefruit and light cherries.

2.9
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours reddish and hazy. Aroma of fruits that is quite a mess. Wine like and not like beer. I’m not really impressed and it is not loaded with any malt like flavor. lightly boozy and a slick mouthfeel. not great.

3.4
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Aroma is sweet malts. notes of fruit are in there, but I also get a sourness, and some yeast. Palate is light for 10%. Flavor is a little tart, but in a good way. Very different, but I would expect anything else from shorts.

3.6
Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2010
Bottled 75cl. Great inviting fruity nose with blueberries being most present. Overly sweet taste. The alcohol is very well hidden. I liked the aroma a lot more than the taste. An interesting beer.

3.5
jaghana (6363) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle 9.6 oz from Allen, thanks ! A cloudy reddish brown beer with low head. Smell is nicely perfumed, good fruit nose. Aroma is relatively dry with blueberries notes, blackberries notes are low for me. Not too acid good fruit combination, just less complex as expected. Quite heavy yeast notes for a 2007 bottle, nice malt presence anyway, alcohol is quite properly hidden.


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