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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. Itís truly a fermented wonder of the Shortís Brew formula family.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle (from backlog). Golden pour with a medium head. Light bodied but a little too much coriander for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle...probably pretty old. Pours a clear golden, pretty dismal light lager appearance. Aroma is citrus, corn. Taste is very light, citrus hops and lemon, wheat, spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear yellow color with a short-lived head, and no lacing. Really a pretty sad looking brew. It looks like stagnant urine. Smell: Faint on the aroma after the head bubbles away. Some spice is certainly there, as is some hops and malt. Nothing overpowering though. Taste/Feel: Very, very interesting. Thereís a whole lot of everything going on. My first thought was that it tasted a lot like tea... like an Earl Grey or something. Then the zest comes in so you get some citrus in the background, but on the finish you get a slight burn on your tongue from the peppercorns. Very bizarre but also enjoyable. The carbonation is medium, despite seeing very little bubbling in the glass. The feel is pretty light. This is one strange yet tasty beer by Shortís. I should also note this is the first Shortís Iíve ever had. It essentially tastes like a tea with pepper in it to me, which isnít a bad thing. Itís just very unusual. Iím not sure Iíd drink this too often... I see it as more of a novelty. Iíd still get it again in the future just because itís so strangely compelling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (797) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Amber pour with spice, lemon and orange rind, coriander, and black peppercorns in the flavor and aroma. Peppercorn comes on a bit strong, overpowering the others, but still a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Picked this up in a mixed sixer from Mondo Vino along with other Shortís brews. Golden yellow color, looks just fine. Smell is really heavy spices to the point where I donít want to drink it. Perfume-like almost, just obnoxious. The flavor is like drinking potpurri and shampoo, just way too heavy on the spices. If I had bought a sixer of this I would have returned it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-25-2011 16:20:08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6938) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
I like it, spicy and citrusy. Exactly what I was expecting. Lemon leads to peppercorn spice. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5033) - Jyvšskylš, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (1103) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - 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). Iíd try it again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-16-2011

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