BeerBunker (931) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours orange with almost no head. Aroma is of oranges, pepper, and wheat. Taste is big on acidic blood orange with a very peppery finish. After a few sips, you get even more orange. Finish very dry and peppery. The peppery, acidic taste makes it hard to really enjoy. Not my thing.
JoePeesie (917) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the color of this beer, looks like a blood orange. Very little head on this guy. Strange beer. The flavors are as described on the label, but not terribly balanced. I really think I like the theory behind this beer more than the beer itself.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i was very surprised by this one, very nice wheat wine. well balanced and drinks very easily. nice application of unusual ingredients without going over board, everything works very nicely.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mahogany pour with ruby highlights and a small, short-lived, off-white head. The aroma is rich, deep and buttery with notes of caramel, toffee, and almonds wrapped in a big, intense orange orange aroma. The aroma also shows some subtle notes of the peppercorns and dark fruit. The flavor is loaded with dark fruit notes and lots of blood orange layered over buttery toffee, pecan, and almond notes. There’s also some hints of brandy, zesty continental hops, fresh peppercorns, and strong fusel alcohol at the end. The body is full and sticky with low carbonation and a strong alcohol warming.
dalekliz (899) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 edition, on tap at the brewpub. Pours a brownish amber with a white ring. Aroma of blood oranges, malt, wheat, and a hint of peppercorn. Taste is a huge batter between blood oranges and pepper, which ends with peppercorn bitterness. Lingering peppery orange. Very tasty.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Jim for the opportunity to try this!
A- Body is a crystal clear orange/red hue. Pours with <1 finger head that eventually fades completely-very faint traces of lacing are left behind in the glass.
S- Nose is pretty faint- blood orange is the dominant factor there is also just a hint of peppercorn and other tropical fruits. Very faint alcohol as well.
T- Taste is much more like a witbier- blood orange, corriander, peppercorn, big wheat backbone. Finish has a moderate alcohol sting-but the initial flavors remain consistent.
M- Medium carbonation and a medium weight body.
D- This is another very interesting, unique brew by shorts brewing co. The alcohol heat really comes through toward the end of this brew. Still enjoyable and unique.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-07-2010 03:21:15
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, gotta break my rating hiatus for this one. After trying a few of the Short’s wacky beers (Smores, Key Lime, etc.), this one does it for me. While the Key Lime was tasty, and the Smores wasn’t anything special, this has excellent use of the blood orange that really work well with some great citrus hops notes. Very fresh and fruity all the way through, with the blood orange and related citrus notes giving the most push from the nose through the flavor. Very unique, very tasty. 12oz. bottle, purchased in Kalamazoo several weeks ago.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper orange/red with a tiny ring of white head. Aroma of floral, hay, herbs, pepper, coriander, citrus. Flavour of wheat, lots of cracked pepper (nicely blended in), coriander seed, bitter citrus flavours. Not the beer I expected. An interested combination of flavours which surprisingly appear to compliment one another. Medium bodied, but quite harsh too from the orange peel. Not sure I would enjoy drinking a large amount of this beer. Interesting nonetheless.
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark orange color with little head. Nose of malt and orange peels. Taste of sweet malt but fairly overbearing orange peel bitterness. Not bad which is good considering I have had one bad shorts beer after another.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red, almost brown clear pour that produced lots of bubbles on te inside of the shaker it was poured into. Half inch orange cream head. Hoppy garlic pepper aroma. Sweet rich flavor. Hoppy, lots of distinctly orange flavor. Alcohol content is evident on the finish as are the peppercorns.