In this beer blog, we are going to sample the last beer from their Fall Sampler Pack. Short’s Brew made this beer, which is Thirst Mutilator Munich Helles Style Lager. 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 Short’s Brewing. Let us get into this Helles Lager.
It is a cloudy golden color with a constant white head. There is no aroma to this lager beer style. The taste has a sweet malty notes with crisp aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
Thirst Mutilator is a light straw-blonde lager with sharp doughy yeast esters that gather atop a perfectly retained head. Kilned barley produces perfect bready and flour-like qualities that blend pleasantly with the beer’s mild hop bitterness. Aided by a wonderful effervescence, these delicate flavors fade into a crisp clean refreshing finish.
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Closing, I will say it again and again. If you do not make a good lager or pilsner as a brewery, please do not make them. Any style in the lager and pilsner world are hard to make just like sours. Short’s Brewery is like most craft brewery. They make average to below average lagers and pilsners. I have them credit for trying. There is something wrong when you have to add things to hide your faults in your beers. They did not have to in this beer and their alt that reviewed yesterday same thing. I have seem them do it in the past. This is an average beer. I just feel they could drop this beer and focus on their everyday or other beer styles. This is my thought and I know others do enjoy their beers. I like that and they do make some good ones. If you see this one, try it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser