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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
bottle. pours clear bright orange with a solid white head with solid retention. big orange popsicle aroma and a slight pepper note. taste is very sweet with lots of orange and hops. there is a slight alcohol burn

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ninotchka22 (3) - Oxnard, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013 does not count
Bottle thanks to mikem409! The aroma was lively with the blood orange really coming through and a subtle smell of pepper. It really piqued my interest. The taste didn’t disappoint. The blood orange was just as strong as it was in the nose and the peppercorn gave it just the right kick. Really a unique beer that I’ve got to have again!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvp (241) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Fantastic peppery orange aroma! Copper orange color with a small white head. Has a pleasent orange flavor for a beer and kind of spicy too. Here comes the bad part. The body is very light and watery. I am very happy to try it. If you like a full flavor light beer you will like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5541) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent copper with no head. Orange zest and sugary malt with just a hint at peppercorns. Candied orange peel comes through as well. A little tartness sneaks in there in the finish. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8467) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright amber color with a medium white head. A interesting nose with floral, pepper and orange notes. The flavor has tartness, orange peel, spicy pepper, a bit of kick in it and alcohol. Unusual. Almost like a well made cocktail. A thin palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 bottle, drank slightly below room temp. Whiskey like color with almost no head. Scent is orange and alcohol. Taste is similar, very heavy on orange, but also with some pepper, booze noticeable but certainly not in a bad way. Pretty good one to sip on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8198) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks mikem409). Looks good for the style; a transparent vibrant orange with thin white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and boozy with a bit of pepper and a nice orange backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a vibrant orange. The aroma is strong fruit, orange and others. The taste is unique. The orange comes through strong, with some bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to hubsluvsbeer and mikem409. Clear orange color. Little white head. Pretty decent lace. Big body, kind of sticky. light carbonation. Real big orange flavor, light sweet orange alcohol bite along with it. I kind of dig how aggressive and over the top that orange flavor is, though, so Shorts. Big peppercorn.. Some light raspberry type flavor, from the blood orange.... Very zesty, sort of moderate sweet taste. Some alcohol warmth, but the beer is pretty tasty overall so it’s easy to cut through that. Good, big beer. Impressive in that distinctive oddball Shorts way

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber/orange with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of oranges, a lot of caramel and wheat malts, a little spice, some light pepper, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with an interesting blend of everything. Smooth texture. A really interesting beer, but just too much going on.

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