Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice strawberry red. Nose is fresh berries. Taste is sweet strawberries followed by a hint of tart raspberries and slight rye kick at the finish. Well played for a 8% beer. Shorts doing what Shorts does well!
handmuffin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 1/3/17. Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours pale rose in color, medium low clarity with short lasting white head. Aroma of red fruit and berry, like strawberry or raspberry jelly, and a mild graininess. Some floral character noticeable as well. No hop aroma detected. Flavor is primarily more red fruit and berry, less definable than the aroma. Finish is dry, almost wine like. Medium light body with medium high carbonation. Overall this beer is underwhelming. The aroma and flavor are both simple somewhat artificial fruit and berry. The dry finish, body and carbonation make it very drinkable. There are very little "beer" characteristics, to the point that if I was handed this I would assume it was a wine cooler. I appreciate the attempt, but feel as though there are better ways to make a fruit and berry focused beer.
HuskerTan (2077) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Berries, medicinal, sweet.
A- Reddish color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Berries, sweet, plastic.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet finish.
O- Too sweet and artificial tasting. For a rye beer it could use a lot more of that.
Slipstream (2566) - USA - FEB 11, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is unquestionably a fruit beer. Sweet, with lots of strawberry flavor. Not much tartness and a little soap (ehh). I think it is natural but it wanders too close to the badlands ruled by the evil alcopop gods. Some tartness in the aroma. Cute label. It’s well done, and I wish I liked it more than I did, but it needs something. I’ll keep an eye out for more Short’s.
Beerdedone (3366) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours pinkish amber with a thin white head. Aroma of mixed berries, wheat and grains. Flavor of pale malts, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and had notes of wheat.
ffaoe (726) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2017
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
very fruity aromas of mostly raspberry and blueberry. amber/peach and hazy in color with fast fading head. taste is fruity upfront, fades quickly.
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rhubarb red with a thin creamy white head. Aroma of raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Dry fruity flavor with strawberry and raspberry dominant. Decent.
Block (2576) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber pour, thin white head. Aroma is fruity. Flavor is what I expected with a synthetic taste. Wet finish. Sweet. Alcohol is masked.
onceblind (8892) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy citrusy ruby hue with a thin off white cap. Fruity nose that’s a touch citrusy but also has berries and melon and apple and more berries, a touch of honey--but isn’t super sweet ok the nose. Crisp bright pale malty base for a flavor, a little bready, but sweet with strawberry and apricot and melon and berries. Interesting but a bit one dimensional.
zoucrew102 (1721) - - OCT 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bright berry aroma with strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry with a little bit of rye and light vinous notes. Pours pinkish-amber with about one finger of white head that burns off quickly to leave a bit of retention and decent lacing. Starts with tart berry flavors with a little bit of earthiness from the rye. Finishes a bit dry with white wine flavors as well as the berry sweetness. Nice, refreshing brew.
cheap (5703) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2016
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bot. Looks great in the glass, all pinkish light brown and all. has a good fruit tart beer nose about it. Oooooo, my. This stuff comes across like grain alky fruit pop o the palate. Better take it easy on this. Whew. QUITE STRONG, QUITE VOLATILE, QUITE IN YER FACE. Difficult medicine all round. The looks and nose were a decoy. High gravity doesn’t even begin to describe this brew. Come to think of it, it starts to come across like a fruity barley wine in the end. Will kick your ass if yer not careful.