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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
On draft at Schlafly Beer Fest. As others have said, lots of citrus, lots of black pepper. I liked it a lot more than other reviewers. It might have been the 3 oz. pour versus drinking a whole beer. But the spices were well put together - and not your classic Xmas or Pumpkin spicey beer. Unique, tasty and fun.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Criz (235) - - AUG 26, 2015
Decent for style. On tap at Shorts. Pepper, white wine, coriander, slight orange. After taste is all white pepper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2952) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
On tap at Shorts, Pours lighter unclear almost like urine on your second pee after a night of drinking. Aroma brings the citrus zest subtle in the nose and the peppercorns for sure. Again, the balance is so nice, just gentle nudges of the zest in such a clean body with the coriander and peppercorns all over the palate gently and beautifully dancing, but like the palate is a sleeping giant and wouldn’t even know they were there!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Savor 2015. Always make a point to see Short’s if they are there. Nice wheat ale, spice isn’t overwhelming.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (3544) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
2-4 oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral and citrus notes. Tastes of malt, light citrus, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Very hazy orange pour with quite a bit of foamy white head. Hop filled orange nose. Lots of flavour. Lots! Really nicely balanced. It all works really well together. Citrus, coriander and a bit of bite.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyLu (2) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
Okay here’s a quick short review of this beer. It poor’s a light straw color with a half finger of head, pretty good lacing, smells of orange and lemon and mild peppercorn. Taste of coriander with mild pepper corn to front and stronger pepper corn to back. The after taste is all peppercorn. The peppercorn is definitely the work horse in this beer. The mouth feel is medium with decent carbonation. It is also HOT. This beer over all I think is going to be a love it or hate it kind of beer for most people. Let’s just say I love it!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from Drake’s Party Center. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves some lacing. Not much on the nose. There’s a bit of black pepper vibe on the tongue but it’s faint. Finished clean. Kind of dull.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
From bottle. Mild wheat and citrus notes but overshadowed by fresh ground peppercorns. Slight haze, golden amber body with thin white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with orange, citrus zest, coriander, and lots of peppercorn. Orange rinds and orange-aid flavors. Bitter hop and peppery finish with lingering bitter after.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dinkle50 (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Clear golden pour with not much of a head. Aroma of pepper and a little tart fruit. Light mouth. Taste is spicy and full of pepper. Slight burn from the pepper. A little wheat. Very strange beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Tastes like licking a black pepper shaker bleck. Water and hay on the back end. Not Julie beer. She gives .5. Andy isn't impressed drinking black pepper ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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