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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6290) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sampled at the end of GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. I remember being able to notice the peppercorns in this one. Also noted flavors of biscuity malts, citrus and spice. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9190) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
I like it, spicy and citrusy. Exactly what I was expecting. Lemon leads to peppercorn spice. Refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
0.355 l bottle at Cafe Langebro, Copenhagen. Golden. Pungent spicy aroma wihth pepper, ginger and lemon. Dry spicy flavor with black pepper, ginger and tart lemon. Aroma is not bad but flavorwise this combination does not work.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Orangish color with small white head. Nice citrus and coriander aromas. Clean hefe flavor with this weird oily citrus body. This beer is OK but really not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2996) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is yellowish with a thin head that leaves sparse lacing. The aroma brings a bouquet of spices and floral hops. The flavor is quite complex, with notes of herbs, tea, flowers, citrus, and more, though these attributes are dominated by peppercorns. There is a decent amount of sweetness, and I can see that a small serving will be more than enough. The finish is dry, with lingering floral and citrus notes. This beer is an oddity for sure, but I kinda like it (in small doses). I’d try it again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-16-2011

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Claves77 (163) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Spice smell, not too strong. Appearance is bland. Weak taste, starts in the front of the tongue, but goes away quickly. Tastes like a wit with a bit of pepper flavoring, but doesn’t add to the flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a small white head. It has a yeasty aroma with bananas and subdued spice. The flavor is sweet up front with some spices, but it finishes with some off tasting bitterness with a band aid like character. That’s not a good thing. It’s light bodied and drinkable, but I’m not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1844) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
tap at vinsetta garage. pours yellow with medium head. aroma of orange. taste is very thin and light with blueberry finish

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sleerts (2) - - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
Lemon, orange and more can be found with this beer. A bit spicy as well. The smell is strange...

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass (drank Mar ’12) to a hazy gold colour with a thinnish white head. Smells of orange peel/zest, other hints of citrus and some peppercorn, corriander and a pinch of other ’unidentifiable’ herbs! Flavour wise a sour orange and to a lesser extent lemon dominates the mouth allied to background flavours of wheat and moderate spice. Also get the peppercorns again particularly in the finish however there was also a background ’sweetness’ to the beer which I don’t think overly helped the balance of flavours! Mouthfeel was light to medium in body, perhaps a little too thin and watery? Overall not impressed. Not a particularly well balanced beer and a little thin. Slightly ’spicie’ but not so ’nicie’ - they must have set themselves up for a review along those lines and I’m sure I’m not the first to quote that and I won’t be the last! Would not seek out this beer in any way shape or form in the future. I would imagine the only likelihood of me drinking again would be on a hot summers day as I guess it has ’refreshment’ potential in such conditions, but someone would have to gift me a bottle!


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