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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15335) - , 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 (12349) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11568) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
12oz bottle–trade with jtclockwork-pours a light tan head with amber color. Aroma is blood orange/spice, medium malt. Taste is blood orange zest/spice, sweet medium malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - 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 (9961) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9852) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with FlandersNed. Pours lightly hazy rubied amber with a small, frothy and bubble off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is blood orange, light citrus pith, black pepper, spicy alcohol, caramel, honey, and toasted malt. Flavor is sweet malt with a lightly tart citrus character, blood oranges, light pepper notes, spicy alcohol, and a dry finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle… Cloudy burnt caramel ale with an orange tint and a small, short-lived, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma furnishes caramel malts, orange zest and juicy, fallen fuzzy fruits intermingled with wheat graininess and spiciness. Full-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and lightly acidic with moderate alcohol and tales of peppercorns and orange peels. Finishes tangy, lightly bitter, raspy, and then quite dry. Bottle courtesy of dmschefke!


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