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RATINGS: 201   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10701) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
12 ounce bottle shared at RBSG by sleestak. Thanks! Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Spicy, peppery aroma deep orange notes, other citrus and toffee. The taste is big spicy pepper notes, tart orange notes and faint caramel. Medium-full bodied. A bit too tart but still quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10142) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orangish / copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, nuttiness, some spiciness, caramel, and woody. Tastes of citrus, peppercorns, caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, and nutty. Alcohol content well hidden for 11%+.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a clear ruby red with a small ring of white head. Nose brings the peppercorns upfront, with a huge body of juicy oranges and a sprinkle of coriander. Flavour is very similar, bringing out the peppercorns initially, followed by a huge backbone of juicy oranges and some moderate coriander notes. Finishes spicy (from both the peppercorns and coriander) and very juicy. Fairly light-bodied considering the ABV and style. Fun beer, though nothing overly deep and satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub, a wheatwhine with a lot of oranges and peppercorn. Dark brown and lacey. Full mouthfeel. Malty and licorice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9639) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Thanks to Moggman for sharing a bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma with notes of citrus primarily, as well as some spice. Medium body with flavors of citrus, tangerine, spice and wheat. The finish is fruity with a lightly zesty citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9560) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2013 bottle. Wouldn’t really call it a wheat wine but a fruit beer. Smell is citrus juice and barley. Flavor is blood orange, malt, an pepper. It is good but could have done without the spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
12oz courtesy of Desaparecido. Poured a hazy ruby red grapefruit color with a small head that had little retention or lace. Massive piney/resiny hop nose hints at what may be a sweet, sticky DIPA. Taste has perfume, blood orange spiciness and tartness, hop oils, lots of peppercorns coming through that at first hint at massive booziness/spicy alcohol but the body stays spicy and very dry with no warming alcohol even at near 12%. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8699) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to hubsluvsbeer and mikem409. Clear orange color. Little white head. Pretty decent lace. Big body, kind of sticky. light carbonation. Real big orange flavor, light sweet orange alcohol bite along with it. I kind of dig how aggressive and over the top that orange flavor is, though, so Shorts. Big peppercorn.. Some light raspberry type flavor, from the blood orange.... Very zesty, sort of moderate sweet taste. Some alcohol warmth, but the beer is pretty tasty overall so it’s easy to cut through that. Good, big beer. Impressive in that distinctive oddball Shorts way

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pour on tap at Beer Grotto, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sweet orange, bread, pepper, some slight spice, hints of sweet sugar, slight white fruit. Taste was a mix of orange, sweet fruit, lemon, some bready, biscuit malt, touch of vanilla, slight spice, pepper, finishing fairly sweet.


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