kmorr620 (2) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
Huge fan of soft parade! Perfectly balanced beer with berry notes. Hints of strawberries, blue berries, blackberries and raspberries. Super refreshing radler! Fruity/syrupy aroma, beautiful hazy red pour with a thick white head. Brix (660) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
Tasted 2009-06-02. Pours orange, hazy with almost no head. Very fruity and very malty. A somewhat bitter finnish. The fruityness and the maltiness blends together very nicely leaving a strong aroma of strawberries (which is like the only berry in the world, that’s not actually in this beer). It’s very drinkable and very enjoyable. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2008
750ml bottle acquired in trade with hoppymeal (thanks!). Bottle # 228/1005. Poured a medium to deeper and muddy reddish/purplish/brownish color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of lots of different berries (strawberies, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries). I would get a different berry every time I sniffed. The berries were done nice! Tastes of the same berries with some light rye bread in tehre as well. Light tart finish. Good thing I like all the types of berries in this one. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours pinkish amber with a nice sustained head. Aroma is dominated by berries, some dry malty hints, floral notes. Tastes of pronounced berries, some dryness, some funky undertones with a dry finish. watchman146 (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2010 does not count
High gravity beer offers an intensity of taste and appearance. The passionate mauve coloring, and the smooth taste disarm the drinker but without the dissipation of similar big market beers. Soft Parade has a medium sweetness that compliments the full body experience, ending with a long finish. Very enjoyable beer that is one of the best premium brews offered by Short’s.
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2010
from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a poor foam left; a very fruity and pure nose where blueberries dominate; notes of strawberries and blackcurrants too; light notes of vinegar bring a nice combination; sweet and slightly acidic, medium to full malt backbone; juicy palate and with a moderately dry finish; some lingering acidity in a long and deep fruity finish (blueberries again) - sumptuous holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sampled at the hopcat in the summer of 09 thanks to the generous bartender. Red orange in color with a thin head that laces. Sweet rich juicy sour fruits of raspberry, cherry and blueberry in the aroma. Medium creamy body that’s thick for a fruit beer. Juicy frut flavors similar to the aroma but really juicy. Good stuff. thewolf (12595) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle @ Kolding Shorts Tasting, 18.09.08.SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Pours a great, ruby red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has clear, great notes of berries. Especially blueberries and raspberries. Pleasant dry mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is very nice, good fruitiness. No trace of the alcohol. Light fruity tartness. Incredibly elegant beer.
750 ml bottle - courtesy of a kind soul at the HOTD Dock Sale; pours hazy, dark orange with creamy white head; a fruity nose of strawberry, blueberry, herbs and wood; lovely soft texture and plenty of fruity tartness going down; super smooth and tasty; i agree with short’s, this beer is sexy ;) sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
courtesy of the Shorts tasting night group. early ’07 bottle.
Pours a puree reddish mesh of berrie.
Aroma was indeed intense in berries, not getting too much fruit tartness but just berry goodness where all the berries added to an overall sublime fruit bomb.
Flavor, strong puree mesh of berries with hints of spices, some yeast not too much tartness and sourness. Overall beer could score a little higher if it was not for the berries being almost too much. Berries were there but could not really put on apart from each other.