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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2010
My favorite wheat beer of all time. I love the strong lemon flavor and spicy peppercorn aftertaste.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. orange citrus flavors. substantial spice. a revved up wheat beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pour and apricot color with a small white head/ Nose is pepper. Full ion body. Flavor is spicy wheat on a fruity base. Spicy finish. Nice wheat..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwoodward (486) - - NOV 14, 2013
From a bottle. Lives up to its name, definitely spicy. Quite light, and refreshing. Not my thing, but interesting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2013
12oz bottle in trade. Pours a pale orange with little to no head. Smell is lime, coriander, overripe melon, and wheat/grain. Taste is a bit funky (not in a good way) again with the honeydew melon, lime, and malt. Thin on the palette.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/13/2013. Pours very hazy bright golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, peppercorn, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, and earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, wheat, peppercorn, coriander, bread, floral, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus zest, wheat, peppercorn, coriander, bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish; with some peppercorn heat building up as well. Nice and pleasant balance of malt and spice flavors; with solid robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid spiced wheat ale. Solid robustness and good balance of malt and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Shared bottle, poured to shaker. Zesty peppery taste with citrusy hints. A bit watery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Much lighter than I expected. Very subtle peppercorn, light lemon zest and slight bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
10-AUG-2013, bottle @Sonni. Thx. Hazy orange with ehite head. Orange peel aroma, yeast, spice. Taste the same. A grape fruit bitterness. Soft carbonation. OK. Interesting. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear, yellow straw color, no head. Moderate aroma, lots of spice in the taste and lingering they finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
7/3/13. 12oz bottle thanks to breau! Clear orange pour with a small off-white head. Light oranges in the aroma, thin, a bit of soup spice. The flavor follows suit and the mouthfeel is watery, almost NA-like - basically carbonated kool-aid. Meh.


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