Poured clear with a full inch of frothy, tan foam. Fair retention. Blotchy, non-sticky lacing throughout.
Fantastic yet interesting aroma for a brown ale, almost IPA like. Aroma is big on the dry hops: floral and citrus and well blended. In spite of the big aroma it is still subtle. Bread and nut scents with a touch of roast in the background.
Taste is full of malt: bread, caramel, and sweet making up the bulk of the beer. A squirt of hops in the middle/end seem to coat the back of the throat with juices that are refreshing. Finishes with floral with a bit of heat warming the throat on the way down. Great balance to the sweetness.
Medium carbonation on top of a heavy end of light body. A bit of creaminess. Based on the alcohol level that can be tasted thought it would be a bigger body.
High drinkability in spite of the alcohol warmth. It must be a newer addition to the Shorts line as there isn't any information on the beer outside of the bottle. I could and would have this again and again. Enjoy!
Aroma: Large citrus aroma, it's dry hopped. Could just sniff this beer and be happy.
1st Taste: A soft but pronounced hop bitterness is first, then followed by an unusual mix of sweet flavors.
Overall: Love this beer. This beer comes at ya from all angles with unexpected taste sensations. It's kind of a style buster, it has all the traditional characteristics but in a complex order/sequence. It's refreshing for a Brown. But, make no mistake this beer it's got a personality as big as a rock star.
Note to brewer: No info on this brew exists on your website. Overall, Short's is short on factoids. ABV levels are a notable omission, and found various spec's listed for it's brands floating around the web.
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