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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Robe orangée légèrement trouble, aucun col de mousse, dentelle inexistante, apparence liquoreuse. Arômes de liqueur d’orange, moût bien sucré, un peu de citron et alcool. Malgré un nez intéressant, je suis tout de même surpris par la simplicité de celui-ci. Ne semble pas d"une grande complexité et je me serais attendu à des effluves plus puissantes. Voyons ce que le palais en pense. En bouche, encore là, la liqueur d’orange domine. Beaucoup citronné (trop de houblon?) et je cherche la présence du poivre vert se trouvant dans la recette. Le goût sucré qu’on recherche dans ce type de bière est aussi relegué au second plan. Aussi, saveurs d’herbes et d’alcool. La finale permet d’apprécier l’amertume du zeste de citron. Texture assez mince, faible effervescence, rondeur ordinaire. Quoique la base du liquide est intéressante et originale, il y a un manque de complexité évident. J’aurais aimé que le côté "vin" ressorte plus. À essayer pour l’originalité, mais je n’en ferai pas un rendez-vous annuel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Crushed at BSAF 10. Very sweet, citrus bite from the oranges, with the pepper coming through in the finish. Cool beer, but too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours a clear blood red. Nose of strong orange, lemon, citrus, peppercorn, spice, peel and coriander. Taste is strong orange and peppercorn with spices. Very sweet. Lots of citrus rind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3915) - 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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - 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 it’s too orange heavy. I’d like a stronger toffee maltiness. Some grapefruit in there as well. While I’m 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 don’t like ultra thick and sweet Bwines, but I don’t 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 Short’s 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

   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 doesn’t feel like 11.7%. A decent beer. Thanks Ryan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - 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 that’s tough to nail down but I could find the oranges, the hops and the spice. That’s a pretty big taste...not sure it’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10578) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2015
12oz bottle from a trade with Umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! There’s no bottl date, but I know I’ve had this for a while. Pours copper gold with a grayish off white head. Aroma is toffee, molasses, wet cardboard, orange. Flavor is caramel, molasses, orange. A bit of pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks. Copper color with thin whispy head. Aroma shows me citrus, pepper, rasins and pine like essence. The flavor is an odd concoction for orange liquour, zesty peppercorn and a slightly syrupy texture over the palate. The alcohol is hidden pretty well at 10%. Honestly after 6 oz. I had enough. Not undrinkable, just very odd.

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