Short’s The Magician
By Bryan Esler on December 31, 2012 :: posted in Reviews, Beer of the Day
6% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Dark red color with a small head.
Aroma: Dark fruit and malt.
Taste: Caramel and malt-forward, with some dark fruits (grapes and raisins). A hint of chocolate towards the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very pleasant.
The Magician whips up several flavors that you’d typically find in red ales — caramel, fruit and plenty of malt — and puts them together in a brew that’s designed perfectly to pair with literally anything. This malt-forward beer even contains a bite of chocolate at the finish, which caps the brew with a rich but luxurious close.