Beer 213/365 – Short’s Smoked Apple Ale

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

ABV: 6.25%

Purchased at: An extra in trade from Andy

What makes this beer different: Tastes as advertised, smokey and appley

Will I be drinking this again: Its a pretty limited release but if it was more accessible then yes I would.

Grade: A-

6/9/2010: Thanks a bunch to reader Andy for sending me this as an extra. I have been wanting to try Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock for awhle now, and he hunted me one down. $14 for 6.3oz worth! I might have to break my 10oz per beer per day rule for that bad boy.

This beer smells like an apple cooked over a campfire. The taste is heavy on smoke at first, with a little bit of apple in the background. You can feel the smoke in your tear ducts its so intense. About halfway through the beer it really mellows out and the split is almost 50/50 smoke to apple, but still heavier on smoke. Very unique beer to be sure. A little over carbonated but it helps cut through the smoke a bit.

Picture of the day: Ronaldo is jealous.