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RATINGS: 201   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2012
This bottle somehow got lost in the garage in hot Florida last year but it fared well anyway. Nice beer, blood oranges have faded (as of Jan12) as well as the spices but still noticeable and well-balanced. Alcohol was well-hidden. Blood oranges make it a bit sharp.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (429) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Aroma is sweet fruit, oranges, hops, peppercorn comes at the back for sure. Appearance is also orange, super light orange head. Taste is sour orange, light hops, grapefruit, and the peppercorn spice is subtle but nice at the end. Mouthfeel is nice, solid carbonation, somewhat thick, got a great orange peel aftertaste. Overall, this beer is on point. I am a huge fan, and I am happy with how many beers Short’s will bottle. Cheers!

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
RyanMM (415) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Pours a hazy and sediment-filled amber. No head, minimal lacing. Tons of orange on the nose, with a hint of pepper. Bittersweet orange is the first thing on the tongue, immidiately followed by the spice from those green peppercorns. This is a fail. Not digging this at all. It’s like peppery, stale, uncarbonated fruit juice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
12 oz bottle, pours, well...blood orange w.thin rimy head, aroma is heavy blood orange w/ some citrus pith, spiciness, and perfume, flavor is thin smooth citrus w/ pithy bitterness on finish and light sourness, unique and tasty

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Beautiful color and a pleasant sour note, but otherwise dreadful. Harsh and medicinal. Once again shorts went heavy handed with the peppercorns probably. I do not know how they achieved such a harsh brew really.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 the first time i rated this i couldn’t really remember it due to being too drunk when i had it. i revisited it tonight, and am lowering my rating very slightly... nice orange droplets at the very end of the pour, tons of floaties. big time citrus flavor going on. unique, as most short’s brews tend to be. worth a try, not there are better barley or wheat wines out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Tastes very sharp. I like it. This would be good with with a cheesecake. Nutmeg like a mug with peppercorns.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (329) - - AUG 17, 2013
No mistaking the orange smell. And big orange taste too. Very tart to almost grapefruit lengths. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Oh, what a nose! Blood oranges all over the place both in the nose and the color which is amber with a litlte orange twist. LIttle to no foaming at all. There is an unfortunate sort of maybe hoppy edge. I can’t put my finger on what else it might be. I’ve had blood orange juice and oranges before so I know the flavor and that isn’t exactly what this is. Maybe just the alcohol which in that case will be nice to age out of this one. The above comments came from drinking it very cold. Now then, letting it warm , the flavors come out nicely although still a bit boozey. Mouthfeel is sublime and it is what it is described as...wheat wine with slight blood orange inclusion.

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.


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