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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrBunn (2684) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Oh Shorts, why must we keep doing this? I want to love you... but sometimes you make it hard. This beer is no exception to that frustrating rule that seems to be solidifying as of late. The beer looks fine enough (apart from the scuzzy-looking fizz head that sits on top of the lear orange body), but things fall apart in the nose... It’s hot, cidery and a bit chemical. Flavor is more of the same... alcohol is hot and poorly hidden, malt is not present enough to keep things from going cidery and thin and aftertaste is of metal and chemical junk. Maybe it sat too long in the fridge, but this one is a mess.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
Draft: Poured a hazy dirty brown color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of dry wheat notes with some grainy malt notes is typical for style. Taste is a nice mix of dry wheat malt notes, light grainy notes, light residual sugar notes with some subtle blood orange notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not sure the flavours are well-balanced between each other’s but interesting nonetheless.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (5360) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Cambridge with Bill and Tom, Pours cloudy orange golde with not much white head. Notes are heavy booze and sour blood orange. Bitter and boozy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden red with a very small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Taste is oranges, grapefruit, grain, and spice. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (5888) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2129) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (497) - - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlandersNed (393) - , 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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - 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.


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