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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 Shortís Brewing Company by embodying all of the complexities that come along with another year of brewing.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
pours glowing amber white head, nose sweet grain and cereal. flavors have hot alc heat, grapey, fusel alc, thin and boozy,

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to northernbrews for this one. 3.5 A: Clear deep amber color. Half a finger of frothy cream colored head that recedes quickly and leaves one small patch of lacing. 4.0 S: No lack of citrus in this one. Lots of orange going on here along with the orange & cream lifesavers. Also some strawberry, neutral wheat, sugary candy canes, and a mild spiciness. Interesting, it really does smell like those creamsaver things. 3.5 T: Again, the orange creamsavers. This is okay, but I think itís too orange heavy. Iíd like a stronger toffee maltiness. Some grapefruit in there as well. While Iím on the topic, this has a reasonable bitterness and a stronger hop presence that I was expecting. Slightly tart and sweet in a candy way as opposed to a malty way. Alcohol is very well hidden. 3.0 M: Lighter medium body. The body is simply too damn light for a barleywine. I donít like ultra thick and sweet Bwines, but I donít like the other end of the spectrum either. Carbonation is a bit low as well. Otherwise very smooth with the smallest warming sensation on finish. 3.5 D: I like Shortís for their innovative brews. While they had a good idea here, it fell short due to the lack of maltiness (which is something I rarely suggest when considering barleywines). Still, it was worth the experience. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2010 02:39:22

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with manny57 - Pours a mahogany color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is esters and spice. Flavor is citrus, malt, and spice. Has kind of a funky finish. Taste kinda like a dry orange past its prime. Alcohol is noticeable, but doesnít feel like 11.7%. A decent beer. Thanks Ryan.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2011
12oz traded bottle. Pours a clear bronze color with a thin, bubbly off-white head. Pretty big aroma thatís tough to nail down but I could find the oranges, the hops and the spice. Thatís a pretty big taste...not sure itís my thing though. I think everything is over-powered by the peppercorn spice (specifically the green). I think I REALLY wanted the blood oranges to come through in a big way. Kudos for trying something new though. Interesting if nothing else.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6438) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
GABF 09. Pours a bright amber body and an oily diminishing head. Aroma is zesty spiced orange peel, juicy and oily, with toasted malts dough, wheat and honey sweetness- phenolic and a bit off- fusels and high esters. Fruity flavor, orange juice, zest, pine, sweet, sugary, phenolic messy high alcohol and harsh solvent finish- a let down.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks ryan. Crystal clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some tartness. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, orange peel, light grapefruit. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
A nice reddish orange color, with a great sweet ciitrus aroma. Flavor is gross though- orange flavored candy with dirty alcoholic medicinal quality, kind of like an orange flavored cough syrup. Maybe itís the wheat, but itís ruining what would otherwise be a great beer. Bottle from a trade with mibirder

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (917) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Amber. Smells sweet with a little tart. Taste also sweet-tart. Can get the orange.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Sampled at RBSG. Clear red pour with almost no head. Fruit malt and sugar with some alcohol. Alcohol cherry light malts. Too thin and boozy. Hmm not that good. 7/3/6/2/12


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