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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
1st January 2011
Hazy deep red beer. Short lived tan head. Pleasant nose of fresh hops and citrus. Smooth palate, dry with moderate carbonation. Fresh hops seamlessly integrated with bitter blood orange. Dry peppery finish. A tad dry but another fantastically imaginative beer from Shorts.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21205) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18117) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at TradeBookCon #04 160714. Clear golden/orange beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish fruity blood orange aroma, grassy, floral, some tangerines. Sourish blood orange aroma, raisins, tangerines, floral, some grapes and hay. Decent beer with well hidden alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
A: The pour is a dark red (perhaps ruby red) color with a nice off-white head. S: Tons and tons of sweet and mildly sour blood oranges in the nose. A really soft but noticeable peppery aroma as well. Quite interesting but strangely inviting. T: The oranges are just as strong as in the nose. In addition to the oranges, there is a bit of a grapefruit note and the pepper is much more subdued. A nice sweet caramel note in the background as well. M: Quite full bodied and a really nice amount of carbonation, which you don’t always get out of a growler. D: Another cool beer from Shorts. I liked the addition of the fruit in this one and found it to be a bit sweet and at nearly 12% ABV, this is one that you need to drink with caution.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14732) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours a clear blood red. Nose of strong orange, lemon, citrus, peppercorn, spice, peel and coriander. Taste is strong orange and peppercorn with spices. Very sweet. Lots of citrus rind.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a clear ruby red with a small ring of white head. Nose brings the peppercorns upfront, with a huge body of juicy oranges and a sprinkle of coriander. Flavour is very similar, bringing out the peppercorns initially, followed by a huge backbone of juicy oranges and some moderate coriander notes. Finishes spicy (from both the peppercorns and coriander) and very juicy. Fairly light-bodied considering the ABV and style. Fun beer, though nothing overly deep and satisfying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle from Shorts. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy hop, spice and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13112) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2010
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of wheat, orange and a hint of pepper. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of orange, wheat and white pepper with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks ryan. Crystal clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some tartness. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, orange peel, light grapefruit. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12712) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 (Draught, 2009 vintage) Pours a red body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherries, orange, herbs, bread, and dough. Flavor of earth, herbs, pepper, orange, and pine with a dry finish. (12oz bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, pepper, and herbs. Flavor of blood oranges, vanilla, pepper, and light pine.


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