Short’s The Magician

Lots has been going on which has precluded me from updating the blog. Work has been absolutely crazy. I guess people really want their expensive furniture in time for the holidays. But, for me it’s been a lot of fun. I really enjoy the people who I work with, which makes it even better. So, I’ve had this one sitting around for awhile. It was part of the stash that my parents brought back from Massachusetts awhile ago.

ABV: 6%

Style: Irish Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A lustrous dark red London ale with a rich malt combination that lends complex notes of toasted caramel, raisins, chocolate, and roasted toffee. Very light hop additions let the true malt characters promenade throughout the duration of this pleasurable experience.”

Random: I crack up every time I see the Geico commercial with the Slinky.

Anytime I get a beer that I know I can’t get in Jersey, I’m excited. So, when I saw that they brought a Short’s brew home for me, I was definitely down for it. The brew poured with less than half a finger of tan head. It lingered for awhile, but left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy reddish-brown color with moderate carbonation. The nose was straight out odd. I got sour cherries with some vinegar and some hops. The taste had plums, currants and coffee and a touch of biscuit. After a few sips, some hops also came out. This was just very odd to me. The flavors just didn’t work for me. The body was silky and appropriate for the style. Carbonation was on the moderate side. The finish was long and fruity. This just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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