Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Short's Brewing Strawberry Short's Cake Fruit Beer
(5.0% ABV). Poured on draft at the Short's Brewpub in Bellaire, Michigan, Strawberry Short's Cake appears a reddish-brown color with virtually no head. The beer's dominant smell is strawberry syrup, slightly artificial, followed by a secondary scent of grapes. The taste follows the scent, with the addition of a vaguely coffee-like finish.
I'm also getting as much of a grape flavor as I am strawberries, as I drink it a bit more. Consequently, this beer is not as sweet as might be expected, and probably sessionable if you're looking for something lighter. It's not Short's best beer, but I give them definite props for trying something different: B.