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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Anniversary 2009 is a wheat wine with multicolor peppercorns, corriander, orange peel, blood orange zest and 225 lbs of blood oranges.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours light clear orange, finger white head. Smell big sweet tropical fruit, orange peel, juicy Taste mild, very fruity, almost tangy, no real heat or wheatwine qualities, like an triple ipa Lighter body for a wheat wine, insanely drinkable Very interesting, I like it a lot

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Aroma is massive blood orange and the citrus aspects that come with it. Booze was perhaps there with some spiciness. Taste on the otherhand made it quite difficult to drink bery much. The blood orange was still quite strong, but the booze and a medicinal quality made it tough to get past a couple ounce pour much less than the full bottle. Interesting for such, but the taste was just too boozy and medicine like for me to enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
$2 bottle poured into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint". Appearance: Pours a sunset sort of orange color with about a finger of a white head, that dies down pretty quickly. Decent bit of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Quite significant alcohol legs. Smell: Grapefruit, orange, and mango dominate the aroma... very fresh smell. Pleasant and inviting. Taste: Interesting ... Iíve never had a Wheatwine, so I didnít know what to expect. This is very distinctive. The peppery note coats the mouth but isnít too pungent, and thereís also a citrus flavor with quite a sour quality, which Iíd assume is the yeast used in this beer. The aftertaste is heavy on the wheat, with almost a briny flavor as well... Summit hops? A strange mix, but itís manageable. Peppery, sour orange juice brine is the essential flavor here, with a wheaty, minorly burning finish. The feel is surprisingly light, as I was expecting a thicker beer. Iím glad itís not too thick though, as this beer could easily become cloying if that were the case. The aftertaste is probably my favorite part about Anniversary Ale. Love the wheat, orange, pepper flavor. This just isnít quite my style. Itís not bad by any means, though. In fact, Iíd consider it to be a VERY GOOD beer just because I never thought "Peppery, sour orange juice brine" would be an appealing flavor. Definitely glad to have tried this, and itís a unique beer, but Iíd not have it often.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1493) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
A nice orange pour with a small white head. Orange, peppercorns, and a nice citrus zest. Pretty damn tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (315) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1462) - 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

4.3
   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 didnít 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 Iíve got to have again!

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvp (138) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2622) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5565) - 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.


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