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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Enjoyed at the brewpub on tap. Peppercorn, corriander, lemon, oranhe, spiced wheay. Medium mouthfeel. Light colour and very lacey. Served closer to room temperature and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
5oz sample at brewery 7/2/09-Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of peppercorns and citrus. Taste of the same with some coriander and citrus. This is a different tasting light bodied brew but still very well balanced and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
I had this on tap at MBGSF 09. It was a light orange color with a white head. Aroma was very nice, spicy, like the name states...but really it was a bit citrusy and had a lot of pepper, clove and ginger to the nose. It tasted malty and had a lemon citrus flavor along with all of the spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 At the brewery in May. Orange gold color with citrus and pepper aroma. Strong lemony citrus and spice, malty flavor. A bit of a nice peppery finish. This one is underrated at 3.1. A nice summery beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6158) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Growler shared by Rogueone. Pours clear amber with a thin tan head. Sweet malt aroma with yeast and lots of spice (cinnamon, clove, ginger). Malty flavor up front with a bit of tartness, pepper and the aforementioned spices. Finishes sorta thin. Good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3387) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Growler shared by GodOfThunder. Pours cloudy yellow orange color with a white head. Strong pepercorn aroma with some wheat. Very peppery flavor with some citrus, lavender and light wheat. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a growler. The beer is a hazy orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of pepper and wheat with a touch of malt. Light body with flavors of peppery wheat bread, malt and mild citrus. The finish is lightly spiced and fruity and the pepper lingers a bit. Interesting and above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Growler, courtesy of GodOfThunder. Pours blonde with a white ring of a head. Nose is pepper, lemon, wheat and yeasty. Peppery flavor leads off, oranges, wheat, lemon, a pepper heavy finish. Light mouthfeel. Different, but quite drinkable, I like the combination of pepper and lemon with the wheat. It works well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2927) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Growler courtesy GOT. Light hazy amber pour with a fluffy head. Spicy pepper, lemon aroma and a hint of hops. Taste is light and smooth with notes of hops, pepper, lemon, wheat malt. Really tasty, great warm weather beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1262) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Growler courtsey northenbrews via GodofThunder. This one pours a cloudy orange color with a small, bubbly white head. The aroma is full of spices as you would guess with black peppercorns, corainder, and orange zest to go with fresh wheat and floral hops. The flavor follows with the fesh wheat and citrus laying the base, and then followed up by more peppercorn and coriander. The floral hops add some bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with good carbonation and pretty easy to drink. Pretty interesting beer, and great for a hot day.

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