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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Thanks to Tom... Dark bright apricot, light tan head... Very sweet nose, lots of caramel, pineapple and wheat, ok... The taste is much better, lots fruit, tart notes, not great but a better Short’s

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
20110809 12oz bottle from Champane’s, I believe, back in spring of 2010. Beautiful color is amazingly red-orange, just like a blood orange. Head was reluctant, but I did manage a lasting though loose suds with a vigorous pour. Aroma is madly potent with peppercorn and orange, but also a ton of alcohol and strong solvents. Sadly reminds me more of Goo Gone than of an orangey treat. The malts are a mess, weirdly cakey sweetness, shortbread, but then a crazy oily and resinous character that coats and dominates the palate. Goofy beer overall, but it’s almost worth it just for the brilliance of such intense blood orange flavor and sensation. Alas, however, it is not quite worth it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle at javit’s Birthday Tasting. Pours clear lollipop-orange, thin off-white head, spotty to poor lacing. Interesting colour for a non-IPA beer. Nose is sweet orange (marmalade?), almost smells like orange juice concentrate, very sticky-sweet aroma, joined by mandarin and tangerine aromas as well. Flavours are of concentrated orange syrup, quite sweet, quite strong, off-balance. Not a big fan of this one.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1246) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a semi transparent maroon/copper color, very low carbonation, aroma of pepper, citrus (fruit and hops), and a faint note of yeast. Hits the mouth with medium body, malt is very light, the blood orange and pepper tagteam in the middle and slap you around silly, finish is slightly sweetening, drying, and sharp. Very interesting brew.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours reddish clear and slitly brown. Small white head. Peppery, orange, coriander aroma. Sweet taste. Palate is thin, watery, tart, slight bitterness - probably from the zest.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a vibrant orange. The aroma is strong fruit, orange and others. The taste is unique. The orange comes through strong, with some bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1764) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Aroma is massive blood orange and the citrus aspects that come with it. Booze was perhaps there with some spiciness. Taste on the otherhand made it quite difficult to drink bery much. The blood orange was still quite strong, but the booze and a medicinal quality made it tough to get past a couple ounce pour much less than the full bottle. Interesting for such, but the taste was just too boozy and medicine like for me to enjoy.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2010
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Exotic appearance, a murky pink-orange-brown, like an offal slurry, topped by a medium head of the same, albeit lighter, color. Spicy, sweet and bitter orange flesh and rind nose. Potent body, intensely tannic and bitter with huge orange peel and orange skin notes, the tart and bitter flavors overwhelming and pummeling the palate with astringency. Some chalky yeast notes are evident in this harsh morass, but that was about all I detected. This is a serious whiff, extreme and largely unenjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours an expected reddish orange with medium white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is again, pretty predictable of red grapefruit (or blood oranges), oranges, spices (especially pepper), and a bit of mild wheat and yeast. Flavor matches well, unfortunately. I had a feeling this wasn’t going to be my type of beer, but thought I would give it a try to try to prove myself wrong. I wasn’t wrong dammit.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is ruby hued and transparent, with 1/4" head and decent lacing. The aroma is primarily of hops, with a present alcohol sweetness. The flavor starts out well, with hops in the driver seat, masking the alcohol for the most part. Unfortunately, the finish brings an oddness and harshness that negatively impacts my enjoyment to a great degree. The sweetness mounts rapidly, and I could see this beer becoming cloying quickly. A couple of ounces was more than enough for me. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-06-2011


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