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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
A: Deep orange with a thin white lacing. N: Hoppy citrus, orange, barnyard T: Orange, lime zest, barnyard O: Pretty nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Tap. 2015. Murky dark orange. Scattered lacing and lingering bit of head. Smells like grapefruit, orange. Super full body. Tastes like Donald Duck orange juice (in a good way).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (700) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12oz bottle...some crazy a$$ $hit here...a symbiosis of wheat, orange, hops, and green peppercorns with all of them assertive yet co-mingling in harmony. This is a decidedly different wheat wine. Refreshingly easy to drink, it finishes with a surprisingly bitter-tart finish. Way good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2013 Bottle. This is slightly less blood orange focused that some of the older versions I've had, however still quite good. Has strong orange zest flavor with grapefruit flavored hops (Amarillo?). Tastes sweet and smooth, with a nice crispness and booziness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackflag321 (640) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
I am very leery of any fruit in beer, but I love this stuff! The blood orange pops out on the palate, but quickly fades. Then the peppercorn very subtly tingles the palate; it, too, is not overdone. Doesn’t taste like any barleywine I have had . . . doesn’t taste like any other beer I have had.


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