In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from the sampler pack from Short’s Brewing. It is their The Magician Dark Red London Style Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this red ale.
It has a cloudy dark red to ruby red color with a nice white head. The aroma has a sweet malty to slight caramel notes. The taste has a very light carbonation with a dry sweet malty notes. The aftertaste has water like malt finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
The Magician is a lustrous dark-red London Ale with a rich grain bill. The grain combination lends complex notes of toasted caramel, raisins, chocolate, and roasted toffee. Very light hop additions let the true malt characters show throughout this beer.
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Closing, I have to say this is one of the better English style red ale from a craft brewery. I am pretty stun. This goes back to the arguments that I had in yesterday’s blog posts on their Dan’s Pink Skirt IPA. This brewery’s seasonal are so much better than their everyday beers. At least, this Michigan craft brewery makes some good beer unlike most craft breweries in this state. I love the balance in this red ale. I am not a huge fan of red and amber ales. I love my Fat Tire once in a while. If you can find this beer, go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser