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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2740) - 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 (1055) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Growler… Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is super spicy – go figure – pepper, English lavender, orange rind. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is a bit bland as the spices and peels don’t fully translate from the nose to the palate. There is a very subtle and pleasant white and black pepper burn. Finishes spicy-warm, acerbic and dry. Thanks to northernbrews and GoT for shipping and sharing the growler!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Sampled from growler, courtesy northernbrews. Hazy orange color with a light off-white head. Nice aroma, the citrus peel and peppercorn are clearly evident and meld well with the tamer traditional wheat base. The taste is much the same, with a basic wheat base livened up by a peppery and floral background. Interesting and well-done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Thanks to Northernbrews for the Short’s hookup. A ton of aroma for such a light brew. Peppercorns, lemons, wheat and everything nice. Flavor is more of the same. Nice and light, but still full flavored. I could drink this all day on a golf course in the hot sun. Great flavor, but still good for a hot Florida summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Growler, courtesy northernbrews via GodOfThunder. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a small, foamy, off-white head. Sudsy spots of lacing slowly drip back into the body. The nose is really nicely spiced, fragrant peppercorns and sharp citrus rind working with orange blossom honey to provide some spark to the underlying fresh wheat grain. Hints of banana work their way in as well. The flavor follows suit, slightly browned bananas and ultra-fresh wheat laying a light malt base, with the citrus peels, multi-colored peppercorns, and bright floral hops zesting things up nicely. Medium bodied and smooth, the mouthfeel is apropriately easy going for a hefe. Really nice summertime brew. I could drink this all day long by the poolside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2008
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Pulpy orange-brown body, thin creamy buff head. Potent potpourri-like nose with coriander and pepper notes. The coriander and especially peppercorns dominate the body, giving the beer a slight burn, strange and interesting. Bready wheat notes lurk beneath the sharp spices. Probably best enjoyed as a half-pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
On tap at Short’s. It was nice to see one of Short’s beers on draft that were a little more daring like their Imperial series. Pours a hazed pale yellow with a fading white head. The hops first remind me of the Hvedegoop. Sweet caramels, pine, lemons, oranges, and spice in the nose. Sweet malts with lemons in the flavor. Strong spice of cardamon and pepper. Finishes peppery and spicy. Interesting and pretty drinkable still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6433) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Sample at MBGF summer ’08. Pours a hazy dirty golden color with a small white head. The aroma is citrus, peppercorn, yeast, and grass. The flavor is orange citrus, yeast, more peppercorn, and corriander. Light/med bodied and crisp. I think there is almost too much going on for me. I will always give Short’s stuff a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Like a spicy pale ale. Pours hazy dark yellow. Hints of some of the spices used in a winter/christmas ale like ginger and nutmeg maybe and definetely the pepper. Very unique, not sure if it’s good or bad.

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