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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 (891) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tasted on 8/14/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Siciliano’s, there is no date on the bottle. Pours a cloudy blood orange color with a thin orange-tinted tan head that recedes to nothing more than a whisp of lace. The nose is hot with tons of caramel malt, peppercorn, earthy yeast, and a lightly tart orange aroma. The flavor is sweet and earthy with a hint of tart orange, peppercorn, and caramel malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long earthy, tart orange, and caramel malt finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of DuffManSW, thanks Sean (sorry for drinking it without you, Kevin forced it on me). Rating #39. Dark amber pour with a nice little touch of orange and a small white head. Aroma was pretty nice, a bit of citrus and a faint spiciness that went together pretty well. The taste on the other hand was a horrible mess, so many different things going on with the pepper and the oranges, it was strange acidic cluster that wasn’t very pleasant at all, hopefully it was a bad bottle since other ratings were so high, or me and the other four guys just didn’t like it. (1277)

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Crazy citrus and spice aroma. Flavor is similarly bizarre with citrus pith, a bitter finish and some hot booziness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (1979) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Probaly from Mikem409. or Blowofftube. Or one of the many awesome Michigan folk. Poured into snifter. almost no head, some white bubbles. Nose is full of sweet honey and lift caramel. Smells like a diabetic coma waiting to happen. Taste is a very complex, or mix, of spicey peppercorn, with the citrus from the oranges, dry hopped dankiness and a ton of alcohol boooooost. I’m afraid there is just too much going on here to comprehend. wow. just can’t say much. besides the conglomerate of flavors, the alcohol boost lasts long into the finish and kicks you in the chest. ugh. wow. hurts.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
RyanMM (411) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - 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

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (4998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
12oz bottle pours a hazy, orange red with zero head. Smells like hand soap, oranges, rose wine, flowers. Flavor is bitter oranges, soapy, white port. Finish is bitter and astringent. Kind of gross.


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