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Short’s Anniversary Ale 2009-

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Anniversary Ale is a high-gravity wheat wine made with blood oranges. Flavors range from the spiciness of green peppercorns to the tang of blood orange zest. Aggressive dry hopping of Simcoe hops amplifies the citrus overtones and spiciness found throughout the beer. Anniversary Ale typifies Short’s Brewing Company by embodying all of the complexities that come along with another year of brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4792) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks. Copper color with thin whispy head. Aroma shows me citrus, pepper, rasins and pine like essence. The flavor is an odd concoction for orange liquour, zesty peppercorn and a slightly syrupy texture over the palate. The alcohol is hidden pretty well at 10%. Honestly after 6 oz. I had enough. Not undrinkable, just very odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (1578) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2015
12oz bottle from a trade with Umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! There’s no bottl date, but I know I’ve had this for a while. Pours copper gold with a grayish off white head. Aroma is toffee, molasses, wet cardboard, orange. Flavor is caramel, molasses, orange. A bit of pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (208) - - SEP 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Orange color with a white head. Orange and wine aroma. Tangy Orange zest flavor. Medium body carbonated texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlandersNed (214) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Tap. Lightly-hazy copper color. Orangey/hoppy nose. Big green peppercorn & orange rind flavor. A bit boozy. Full body & med-full carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Great extra from a trade. Light golden. Big aroma, juicy, orange juice, lemon, apple. A little sweet, a little citrus tartness. Doesn’t feel at all like a barleywine, the citrus throws me off. Once I got used to it I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pour on tap at Beer Grotto, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sweet orange, bread, pepper, some slight spice, hints of sweet sugar, slight white fruit. Taste was a mix of orange, sweet fruit, lemon, some bready, biscuit malt, touch of vanilla, slight spice, pepper, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4935) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, small off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is oranges, pepper, honey, bready malt. Flavor is pretty sweet, and strongly bitter, orange zest, pepper, honey. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Definitely interesting, cant really say I enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1244) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by Spencer. 2015 vintage. The pour is a beautiful orangish gold with a thin ring of white head and no lace. The aroma is very peppery. There is a strong booziness ahead of a distinct blood orange. Pretty good, but really peppery. The flavor is really good. Lots of blood oranges and hops. There isn't a lot of pepper, which I like. The mouth feel is a little thin and light, but it's pretty good. There is a light carbonation. The aftertaste is lingeringly fruity with a touch of pepper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours golden with orange tint. Mostly transparent. Small white head. Aroma has a wheat backbone. Notes of orange and spice. Alcohol. Pretty nice. Taste is mostly sweet with a little sharpness from the alcohol. Palate is medium-light. thin texture. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (577) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Robe orangée légèrement trouble, aucun col de mousse, dentelle inexistante, apparence liquoreuse. Arômes de liqueur d’orange, moût bien sucré, un peu de citron et alcool. Malgré un nez intéressant, je suis tout de même surpris par la simplicité de celui-ci. Ne semble pas d"une grande complexité et je me serais attendu à des effluves plus puissantes. Voyons ce que le palais en pense. En bouche, encore là, la liqueur d’orange domine. Beaucoup citronné (trop de houblon?) et je cherche la présence du poivre vert se trouvant dans la recette. Le goût sucré qu’on recherche dans ce type de bière est aussi relegué au second plan. Aussi, saveurs d’herbes et d’alcool. La finale permet d’apprécier l’amertume du zeste de citron. Texture assez mince, faible effervescence, rondeur ordinaire. Quoique la base du liquide est intéressante et originale, il y a un manque de complexité évident. J’aurais aimé que le côté "vin" ressorte plus. À essayer pour l’originalité, mais je n’en ferai pas un rendez-vous annuel.

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