Hi-Dilly-Ho

Michigan
United States
Short's Brewing Hi-Dilly-Ho Flanders Red Ale beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Hi-Dilly-Ho is a Flanders Red released as a part of Short’s Private Stache series. This beer is complex with aromas reminiscent of cherry, currant, and oak. Its flavors range from fruit to red wine to subtle malt. Hi-Dilly-Ho is medium-bodied with a moderate acidity and a dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.6%
IBUs: 
8
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bold lactic and Brett aromas are quickly followed by lemon and cherry tartness with notes of currants. As the beer warms, some pepper and woody tones come through along with a slight touch of vanilla. The beer is rather cloudy, a tarnished copper color with red hues, with a creamy, light tan head that drops off too quickly but leaves a slight ring of bubbles around the glass. The flavor presents tart cherries joined by currants, oak and vanilla. The sourness is complex and dominates the profile. Acidity provides the balance to the malt, rather than bittering hops. Toasty malt arrives in the dry finish and lingers long into the aftertaste where it is accompanied by some toasted coconut. This medium-bodied beer with moderate carbonation and some acidic bite is rounded off in the finish by a tannic, drying effect. The only real "off" note is a very low acetate flavor that appears as it warmed up, which dissipates as quickly as it appears. Some additional ester complexity and a touch more malt sweetness would move this beer into perfection territory, but it's still exceptional as is.

Brewery Introduction

THE SHORT’S STORY BEGAN IN 2002 when a 22-year-old brewer named Joe Short registered Short’s Brewing Company as a business in the state of Michigan. Having already gained significant brewing experience at other Michigan breweries, Joe realized that his style of... Read More

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