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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
A nice reddish orange color, with a great sweet ciitrus aroma. Flavor is gross though- orange flavored candy with dirty alcoholic medicinal quality, kind of like an orange flavored cough syrup. Maybe itís the wheat, but itís ruining what would otherwise be a great beer. Bottle from a trade with mibirder

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2011
nbutler with the bottle on 8/4/2010. actually pours the color of blood orange juice (impressive!) with an off white head and spotty lacing. bad ass blood orange aroma (i honestly didnít think it would translate well) mixed with grapefruit pith, dank onion-y hops and peppercorn spiciness. the flavor is the same....onion-y b.o., blood orange, peppercorn, dust and a pithy numbing quality throughout. it is medium bodied and creamy but held together by a pleasant bitterness. nice. surprisingly well put together. 8/4/8/4/16/4.0+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Thanks to Moggman for sharing a bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma with notes of citrus primarily, as well as some spice. Medium body with flavors of citrus, tangerine, spice and wheat. The finish is fruity with a lightly zesty citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Thanks to Tom... Dark bright apricot, light tan head... Very sweet nose, lots of caramel, pineapple and wheat, ok... The taste is much better, lots fruit, tart notes, not great but a better Shortís

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2011
(12oz bottle courtesy of rayl101! Many thanks Kevin!). Pours a slightly hazy orange-mahogany color with thin off-white head. Carbonation is quite active. Aroma had loads of sweet orange, pith, wheat, caramel, and light pepper. Taste is sweet with the orange really coming through. The peppercorns are noticeable, but only appear at times. This one is definitely more about the orange. Full bodied with a sticky texture. A nice beer!

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. This was more hoppy than your usual barleywine, with decent citrus, grass and floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Heavy citrus aroma with some faint spices. Tastes like a weak screwdriver with some malts and hops mixed in. Very tangy finish with some lingering spices. Syrupy texture with average carbonation. The alcohol is hidden well in the flavor but there is some burn going down the pipes. Different for sure. Not something I would drink regularly but worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
At Shortís Brewing Monster Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Poured a Ruby orange color with a small white head. Aroma was a touch citrus, spice notes, something familiar that I still canít quite put my finger on - probably just the blood oranges. Beer was certainly not as hot as I would have imagined based on the ABV.

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