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The Soft Parade - Short's Brewing Company

The Soft Parade

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Overall: 7.00/10 by 2 dudes

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Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Season: Year Round

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365 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 7.00/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 0.00% Color: Deep Gold with a pink tint.
  • Aroma: To paraphrase Little Richard, "tutti fruity, rudy!" Fruiteriffic monster whiffs. Strawberries and more.

    1st Taste: Muted taste versus the upfront aroma. The fruit taste is present, but far from overwhelming. There's also a touch of tartness.

    Overall: Interesting blend of flavors done well. Not sure I've found a ton of fruit beers that I'm a huge fan of....but would likely rate this higher on a summer day. Argued with Big Scot that this reminded me of Magic Hat's Wacko. He said this was better. The bottle label called this a "high gravity", not sure about that reference.
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 21:26:56
  • Tasted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009
  • $1.99 for 12 oz. bottle
1,217 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 7.00/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 0.00% Color: Pink Gold
  • Poured clear with a big, white, frothy foam. Retention was okay as the big bubbled foam eventually became a thin layer on the beer. Lacing was at a minimum.

    Aroma is sweet and full of a ton of berries: strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry. Just a bunch of berry goodness.

    Taste is similar to the nose. There is a lot of sweetness surrounded by berry flavor, mostly strawberry and blackberry. Ends sort of abruptly; maybe because of the lack of carbonation. A slight tartness to the finish.

    Surprisingly, very little carbonation and light body.

    Not a bad fruit beer. Doesn't have the taste of syrups as some fruit beers. Fruit is lightly placed. A hot summer day may find me rating this beer a bit higher. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 21:24:51
  • Tasted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009
  • $1.99 for 12 oz. bottle