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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Orange pour. At the brewery. Huge hop aroma with big spice, spruce and huge orange peel. Flavor is also massively hoppy with added orange, coriander, pine. Tons of spruce. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Pours dark ruddy brow with a layer of a cream colored head. Nice citrus nose with a touch of feet, but oddly not in a bad way. Flavor is same with a touch of vinous fruit. Medium full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2010
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of wheat, orange and a hint of pepper. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of orange, wheat and white pepper with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Boulder Strong Fest at Avery. Clear dark red with medium white head. Aroma is outstanding - big earthy hops, tons of coriander and other unidentifiable spices, Christmas smells, molasses. Taste is unique and somewhat strange - huge spices with big hop backbone, bitter finish. Notes of soap in taste and marinara sauce in aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
GABF 09. Pours a bright amber body and an oily diminishing head. Aroma is zesty spiced orange peel, juicy and oily, with toasted malts dough, wheat and honey sweetness- phenolic and a bit off- fusels and high esters. Fruity flavor, orange juice, zest, pine, sweet, sugary, phenolic messy high alcohol and harsh solvent finish- a let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - 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 (3782) - 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 (5513) - 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 (5830) - 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.

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