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RATINGS: 189   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle pour shared by Jason. Amber with no head. Much orange in the nose with some tartness. Flavor is strange, tart with orange. Decent palate. I just didn’t dig this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - AUG 4, 2012
12oz bottle from Tim
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Malty, fruity and hot alcohols
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, coriander, orange peel with a bitter finish
This was interesting. lots of orange peel and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle as pictured. Not a style that I drink often but I was excited for this. Poured an orange red, as expected. Tasted somewhat boozy though I could definitely make out the orange in it. Smooth and not super carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber orange color. Small white head. Orange aroma. Flavor of red grapefruit and blood orange. Lots of sweet citrus bitterness. High alcohol is very well hidden. Tons of orange in this. Reminds me of an orange that is just a bid too bitter. Citrusy bitter mouthfeel

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle shared by emacgee. Thanks. Glimmering, fairly translucent, reddish amber with little to no head or lace. Nose presents a strong blood orange aroma, cranberry, banana, guava also feature, but to me it smells more like a sweet tropical punch than a beer. Flavor is sharp and messy. Orange, booze, tea, lots of red fruits, dirty bitter finish. Light lemon tartness, lots of booze this reminded me a lot of an expensive cocktail i had that was set on fire and just full of booze and citrus.Not a big fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4146) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Clean ruby orange pour with a wispy dirty white head. Very very interesting nose, hard to describe. Rich and ephemeral at the same time, definitely some peppery and zesty notes. CItrus rind and orange flesh for sure with a light malty sweetness. A light astringency from the rind. Medium body with a warming finish and light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours reddish clear and slitly brown. Small white head. Peppery, orange, coriander aroma. Sweet taste. Palate is thin, watery, tart, slight bitterness - probably from the zest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4082) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Nutty aroma. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Overripe orange, subtle lemongrass. Medium body, easy carbonation. Alcohol readily apparent, but easily drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Nice dark orange color with little head. Nose of malt and orange peels. Taste of sweet malt but fairly overbearing orange peel bitterness. Not bad which is good considering I have had one bad shorts beer after another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1253) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a semi transparent maroon/copper color, very low carbonation, aroma of pepper, citrus (fruit and hops), and a faint note of yeast. Hits the mouth with medium body, malt is very light, the blood orange and pepper tagteam in the middle and slap you around silly, finish is slightly sweetening, drying, and sharp. Very interesting brew.


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