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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A gentle mixture of elegance and redolence for any occasion.
Northern Michigan spiced wheat ale. A 50% mixture of premium two-row malted barley and malted white wheat makes golden wheat ale balanced with Ahtanum and Cascade hop varieties. This ale is spiced with fresh grated lemon and orange rind, coriander, and black peppercorns. It’s truly a fermented wonder of the Short’s Brew formula family.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2674) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
12oz bottle, from organic market in Traverse City/MI (retrieved from 08/2013 Midwest jpg backlog). Gently spiced to the point of Radler-ish blandness, an organic Radler without any real lemonade, but the slightly artificial sensation of overfruitiness. Wheat malt base has a wit quality to it, black pepper blends in harmoniously. Drinkable light experiment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4975) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a short head. Aroma is lemony, orange, orange-peel. Taste is fruit, citrus.....a gradual rise in spiciness...Finishes with a nice peppery note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
pours slightly hazy very pale yellow with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. freshly cracked black pepper, fresh lemon and orange skin, although faint fruitiness from malt bill, white wine, bitter herbs - well integrated and not quite discernable coriander, citrus, fresh lean wheaty notes, clean yeast, no off notes. moderately low carbonation, light body - slightly watery, dry crisp bitter herbal-spicy-lightly tingling and warmth finish. not really complex - flowery-zesty citrus, wheat, black pepper. but for sure enjoyed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
From a bottle in Grand Haven MI. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. Aroma is some wheat some lemon and some orange. Flavor follows with other spices. Interesting beer slight bite to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Orange/lemon peel and wheat malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet orange wheat malt and lightly bitter lemon/orange peel flavor. Clove in the finish. Body on the light side. Nice flavor but very light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
SpongeRuiner (945) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a very clear yellow color tinted orange. An egg shell white colored head that dissipates quick. A zesty citrus aroma. Almost orange soap like. But probably the nose is the best area here. At first sip it’s a quiet lemon flavor. Almost like a dirty water thing. Then gets really thick and foamy. In a really off putting way. After the dirty lemonade feel starts to go a huge pepper spice hits hard. Not the normal peppercorn feel though. Much spicier. The feel really lingers on it dominates any other flavor. It doesn’t work with this brew. Not the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours slightly hazy, golden yellow, wee bit of thin white head, little thin lacing. Aroma coriander, orange peel, lemon grass, sweet bready malt, faint fruity esters. Taste subdued compared to aroma, spices coat the tongue, orange and lemon peel, more spice, dominated by coriander. Mouthfeel thin, medium carbonation, spice bites at the tongue, mostly dry finish. Overall ok, very spicy, needs more fruitiness, pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Aroma is light, light orange, mostly wheat. Appearance is not promising, the color of a Bud Light. Taste is actually not too bad, lots of orange, peppercorn spice, not as light as expected. Mouthfeel, though...other than the aforementioned spice, this one leaves the mouth in a hurry. Overall, I guess I didn’t have the bar set too high for it, but it’s not something I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
(backlog) At delirium. Orange cloudy pour with tan head. Light orange, coriander, and citrus aromas. Sweet fruit, light spice and hop flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottle: Deep golden color, nearly amber with a wispy, white head that’s gone in moments. Aroma is a random hodge-podge of kitchen rack spices. Peppercorn is definitely discernible... Coriander is there, but not as heavily. Also get a nutmeg or spicy cinnamon-like note in there? Other random clashing of leafy & ashy spiciness, along with an intense, fruity spike that smells of bittersweet oranges & mild Lemon Pledge. Orange & lemon definitely more forward on the palate. Still getting a moderate solvent note, unfortunately, like lemon cleanser. Mid-palate is another clusterfuck of spices & flavors; coriander, clove, ash, herbal hops, bitter citrus rind, cinnamon, malty & toasted bread. Peppercorns come in hard & grow too powerful towards the end. The finish is nothing but peppercorn, like sucking on a pepper mill.

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