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Plum Rye Bock - Short's Brewing Company

Plum Rye Bock

Overall: 7.6/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Fruit Beer

Season: One-time

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  • Color: Amber
  • Pours clear (possibly a slight haze that wasn't a chill haze, this was down to temperature). A vigorous pour brings out a half glass of slight off-white, frothy, medium sized bubbled foam. Retention is way above average with thick, sliding lacing.

    Aroma makes me think cherries and some funk. Almost like a sour. Sweetness and acidic that seem to balance well. A touch of light spice.

    Taste is quite interesting for a lager. I know there are plums but the flavor is tart cherries with a little bit of dark fruit in there that I couldn't say is plums without knowing it first. Once again, similar to the aroma, sweet and acidic are somewhat balanced. The end and finish to the beer become more dominated by the plum with a tartness lasting into the finish with some spice.

    Light end of medium body might be a little over stating the mouth. Carbonation is close to the middle.

    I will have to say this is one of the few lagers that I have had that wasn't completely clear. I would imagine that this from the fruit? Rye is subtle with the spice at the tail end of the beer. The tart fruit aspect is interesting for a lager. Interesting but not their best off-beat beer. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 21:59:53
  • Tasted: January 28, 2011 by scot
  • $2.09 for 12 oz. bottle