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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (725) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a delicious looking bright red orange color. A foamy egg white layer on the head. A very juicy blood orange aroma that really jumps out. The tastes really follow along with blood orange based flavors. A citrus candy like taste mixed in. A pepper note/small spice make an appearance in the back mouth feel. A really nice aftertaste with that berry orange flavor. A slight hop bitterness closes out the flavors. Really good. Very unique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - JUL 24, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark copper color. Aroma is citrus, malts, and some caramel. Taste is citrus, sweet with some spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a cloudy golden yellow . Big juicy citrus aroma . Taste is huge blood orange , faint pepper spice note . Juicy and refreshing , possibly my favorite offering from Shorts . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (614) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber orange color. Small white head. Orange aroma. Flavor of red grapefruit and blood orange. Lots of sweet citrus bitterness. High alcohol is very well hidden. Tons of orange in this. Reminds me of an orange that is just a bid too bitter. Citrusy bitter mouthfeel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2009
really glad I got to try this before it kicked. On tap at the brewery. Poured a deep orange brown with a small tan head. Aroma was sharp citrus, sweet malt, and some bitter hop notes. Taste was much the same, big full malt throughout, some spice, sharp citrus zest, bitter grapefruit and some lingering sweetness. This was pretty smooth I thought and hid the alcohol very well. Really nice job here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Manny57. Pours a nice caramel color with minimal head. Smell is heavy on the orange rind. Tastes of orange rind, some nice spices and a little hop character in the back. Tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours an expected reddish orange with medium white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is again, pretty predictable of red grapefruit (or blood oranges), oranges, spices (especially pepper), and a bit of mild wheat and yeast. Flavor matches well, unfortunately. I had a feeling this wasn’t going to be my type of beer, but thought I would give it a try to try to prove myself wrong. I wasn’t wrong dammit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (557) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 bottle, drank slightly below room temp. Whiskey like color with almost no head. Scent is orange and alcohol. Taste is similar, very heavy on orange, but also with some pepper, booze noticeable but certainly not in a bad way. Pretty good one to sip on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigtaster (551) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle, pours almost like a soda with vibrant red/brown/orange color and lots of carbonation right off the bat, it quickly dissipates. Lots of wheat and oranges on the nose and a hint of hops. Flavor is something I’ve never tasted before, serious amount of the orange sweetness and a slight bitter bite along with a tiny bit of pepper in there. At room temp I only get a slight alcohol burn. Something dances around on the tongue that is difficult to pin down, maybe the acidity along with the alcohol. In any case an extraordinarily unique beer and enjoyable. Might try again with some age on it.


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