ninotchka22 (3) - Oxnard, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to mikem409!
The aroma was lively with the blood orange really coming through and a subtle smell of pepper. It really piqued my interest. The taste didnít disappoint. The blood orange was just as strong as it was in the nose and the peppercorn gave it just the right kick. Really a unique beer that Iíve got to have again!
paintedmaple (506) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BeerBunker (844) - 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.
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010..Bottle...Pour is red with a fading white head...Nose is orange, wheat, spice, grain...Taste is big blood orange, wheat, spice, bitter, very low carb, grapefruit..
Mr_Abner (131) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy, brilliant golden orange with a quickly dissipating head. Aromas of oranges, bubblegum, yeast, spice, alcohol -- smell is an interesting mix between fruit wine and ale yeast. Complex and interesting taste, as well. Citrus, orange, peppery/spicy, "bubblegum" yeast, alcohol. Moderately bitter. The alcohol is definitely apparent. Lightly peppery finish. Definitely a sipper. Really an interesting beer.
SudsMcDuff (6670) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, letís make a 9th rule of Fight Club.
If youíre a hemophiliac, please let us know before you fight. Now can someone get Jerry a towel?
Mark_Eck (980) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark copper color. Aroma is citrus, malts, and some caramel. Taste is citrus, sweet with some spices.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade. Pours hazy orange with little to no head. Aroma is a nice punch of blood orange. Really vibrant citrus notes here. Also getting a Hawaiian Punch vibe. Taste is soft, velvety with little carbonation. Blood orange again features nicely here with some barleywine traits coming through. Syrupy. Not getting a lot of the peppercorns though there is some faint spiciness in the background.
574deadzone (1176) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heck yes, awesome gift. Pours a hazy orange golden with a thinner eggshell head that settles to a ring and leaves some spotty lace. Nose is a blast of citrus like fresh-squeezed juice, sweet orange, tart grapefruit, some zesty spice and florals, sweet nectar, some underlying coconut. Fairly sweet, somewhat tart, quite bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily, softer carb, with a drying toasty yet tart and bitter finish accentuated by some alcohol warmth. A really cool brew, drinks more like a DIPA than a barleywine. Itís not thick or hefty, definitely more juicy, oily, and zesty.
alliance100 (941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
jwrock3 (22) - - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 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.. 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.