johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Heavy citrus aroma with some faint spices. Tastes like a weak screwdriver with some malts and hops mixed in. Very tangy finish with some lingering spices. Syrupy texture with average carbonation. The alcohol is hidden well in the flavor but there is some burn going down the pipes. Different for sure. Not something I would drink regularly but worth a try.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle somehow got lost in the garage in hot Florida last year but it fared well anyway. Nice beer, blood oranges have faded (as of Jan12) as well as the spices but still noticeable and well-balanced. Alcohol was well-hidden. Blood oranges make it a bit sharp.
RyanMM (412) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a hazy and sediment-filled amber. No head, minimal lacing. Tons of orange on the nose, with a hint of pepper. Bittersweet orange is the first thing on the tongue, immidiately followed by the spice from those green peppercorns. This is a fail. Not digging this at all. It’s like peppery, stale, uncarbonated fruit juice.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, pours, well...blood orange w.thin rimy head, aroma is heavy blood orange w/ some citrus pith, spiciness, and perfume, flavor is thin smooth citrus w/ pithy bitterness on finish and light sourness, unique and tasty
GODiSSOUTHERN (388) - Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Beautiful color and a pleasant sour note, but otherwise dreadful. Harsh and medicinal. Once again shorts went heavy handed with the peppercorns probably. I do not know how they achieved such a harsh brew really.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 the first time i rated this i couldn’t really remember it due to being too drunk when i had it. i revisited it tonight, and am lowering my rating very slightly... nice orange droplets at the very end of the pour, tons of floaties. big time citrus flavor going on. unique, as most short’s brews tend to be. worth a try, not there are better barley or wheat wines out there.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes very sharp. I like it. This would be good with with a cheesecake. Nutmeg like a mug with peppercorns.
gruberm (329) - - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
No mistaking the orange smell. And big orange taste too. Very tart to almost grapefruit lengths.
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ebone1988 (290) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet fruit, oranges, hops, peppercorn comes at the back for sure. Appearance is also orange, super light orange head. Taste is sour orange, light hops, grapefruit, and the peppercorn spice is subtle but nice at the end. Mouthfeel is nice, solid carbonation, somewhat thick, got a great orange peel aftertaste. Overall, this beer is on point. I am a huge fan, and I am happy with how many beers Short’s will bottle. Cheers!
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh, what a nose! Blood oranges all over the place both in the nose and the color which is amber with a litlte orange twist. LIttle to no foaming at all.
There is an unfortunate sort of maybe hoppy edge. I can’t put my finger on what else it might be. I’ve had blood orange juice and oranges before so I know the flavor and that isn’t exactly what this is. Maybe just the alcohol which in that case will be nice to age out of this one. The above comments came from drinking it very cold.
Now then, letting it warm , the flavors come out nicely although still a bit boozey. Mouthfeel is sublime and it is what it is described as...wheat wine with slight blood orange inclusion.