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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2013
12 ounce thanks to BlowOffTube. Orange and yeasty. Slightly sticky. A slight bit of pepper, though by no means overpowering. Like all Shorts beers, odd and different.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle, nice clear golden orange pour. heavy orange and pepper aroma. flavor is heavy citrus/orange and finish with the spice of the peppercorn. Lots of character. Really enjoy this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10612) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with FlandersNed. Pours lightly hazy rubied amber with a small, frothy and bubble off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is blood orange, light citrus pith, black pepper, spicy alcohol, caramel, honey, and toasted malt. Flavor is sweet malt with a lightly tart citrus character, blood oranges, light pepper notes, spicy alcohol, and a dry finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8864) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2013 bottle. Wouldn’t really call it a wheat wine but a fruit beer. Smell is citrus juice and barley. Flavor is blood orange, malt, an pepper. It is good but could have done without the spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle through trade, light golden orange pour with a little head. Aroma of citrus, malt and some caramel. Taste of oranges, some pine and a very sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (891) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2013 edition, on tap at the brewpub. Pours a brownish amber with a white ring. Aroma of blood oranges, malt, wheat, and a hint of peppercorn. Taste is a huge batter between blood oranges and pepper, which ends with peppercorn bitterness. Lingering peppery orange. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (551) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2013 Bottle. This is slightly less blood orange focused that some of the older versions I've had, however still quite good. Has strong orange zest flavor with grapefruit flavored hops (Amarillo?). Tastes sweet and smooth, with a nice crispness and booziness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
One of the more interesting wheat wines I’ve ever had. Pours burnt orange with a white head that disappeared quickly. Smell is tangerine peal and orange. Taste is like eating a blood orange, peal and all. I think it might be better if the orange zest was toned down a little, but I still enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (618) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange color with an off-white head. Fruity aroma with notes of citrus and spice.Flavors of citrus, tangerine, spice and wheat. The finish is fruity with a lightly zesty citrus aftertaste. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #45 poured a small sized head of frothy medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored body. The strong aroma was old ale hoppy malty and vinous. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of old ale vinous and malt.


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