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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2009
GABF 09 Odd aroma wouldn’t have said orange, not bad, but different. Odd flavor intriguing, but a bit off lemon grass w/ some blood orange over a bit of alcohol. Not that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
GABF 2009. Have to go against the crowd on this one and say it was a little odd for my tastes, and not really in a good way. Was looking forward to trying all Short’s stuff but came away a little disappointed. Orangish-amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is loads of blood orange, spices, and pepper. Flavor is highly citric with a little too much tangy orange as well as earth, spices, lots of pepper, and wheat. Palate is somewhat astringent with medium body. Just a bit off in my opinion, but far from bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5221) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
GABF2009 - tons of spruce and juicy hop goodness - a lot of nice heat that seems to be equally from alcohol and the peppercorns - quite a bit of sweet orange through the middle, then some tangy orange zest through the finish - the wheat finally comes through on the end, lending itself well to the tanginess of the orange peel - ends peppery and fairly bitter - another good-not-great brew from shorts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
bvc you are the man, man for sharing this rarity. Shared this with some cool dudes on the roof of my girlfriends apartment. Cool dudes present were bvc, suzygreenberg, me, mj, tar, and after4ever. Super spicy hop nose, lots of orange citrus. Earth as well. Really intriguing nose on this one. Dark amber pour nice lasting head. The flavor is full of citrus and spice. Oranges, pepper, and earthy bitterness. Perhaps a little too spicy for my liking, but it still was fantastic nonetheless. Light alcohol warmth, but at 11.7% it was hidden well. Fuck yeah hoes! Hey Terrel Pryor, you should learn to go through your progressions please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2009
really glad I got to try this before it kicked. On tap at the brewery. Poured a deep orange brown with a small tan head. Aroma was sharp citrus, sweet malt, and some bitter hop notes. Taste was much the same, big full malt throughout, some spice, sharp citrus zest, bitter grapefruit and some lingering sweetness. This was pretty smooth I thought and hid the alcohol very well. Really nice job here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub, a wheatwhine with a lot of oranges and peppercorn. Dark brown and lacey. Full mouthfeel. Malty and licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
5oz sample at brewery 7/2/09-Pours an amber body with no head. Aroma of sweetness. Taste of malt, sweetness, citrus, hops, and alcohol. This is a full bodied brew which is well balanced and has some nice flavors. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2009
Snifter at the brewery. Pours a dark shade of copper - much like a barleywine - with a creamy tan head. Smells of black pepper, malt, and citrus. Tastes of underripe oranges, particularly the zest, along with plenty of malt, further pepper notes, and an unapologetic finish. A bit of a beast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Growler sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 2. Pours clear amber with a medium tan head. Orange notes with some malt, a good amount of hop and some spice. Spicy and orangy flavor up front with a bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Dark ruby red with small beige head. Aroma is earthy, grapefruit, alc, pretty fruity with sweet malt forward. Flavor is alc with sweet and tart complexity, big dirty grapefruit, pretty intense, tases like a blood orange with a little alc intensity. Medium bodied and well carbonated. An interesting experiment, it really does taste like a blood orange.

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