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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2010
I can’t specifically place any of the spices in this one. There are some unusual flavors and spices, but nothing I’d call overly good. Very little foam and quite an empty mouthfeel. Lots of other beers would make me pass this one by for a casual drink.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1362) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Pours a clear pale golden with a decent rocky eggshell head that settles slowly and leaves some foamy, wavy lace. Nose involves subtle spice, zesty lemon citrus, some herbal and almost minty tea-like notes. Somewhat sweet, lightly tart, and somewhat bitter. Light bodied, spritzy and active, lightly oily, finishing dry with herbal zest. Definitely ideal for summer, nice take on the ubiquitous wheat ale. Much easier drinking and lively than many I’ve had.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2016
The most I get in this is pepper. Fairly light and refreshing just a bit too much pepper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 out of Dumpster Box No. 1. The pour is a nice dark gold color with a thinner soapy white head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is awful. It's everything I hate about wheat ales and then there is a blast of coriander, which sucks. There is a light peppercorn and a hint of zest, which is the best I can say about this. Dear god, here comes the flavor. It's not good. There is a spiciness to it. Peppercorn and wet dishrag. Lingeringly wheaty and not good at all. I dislike this with much gusto. The mouth feel is terrible as well. Water. All water with no carbonation and a peppery finish. The lingering pepper is all that's left because the liquid falls off the tongue like a ghost wasn't even there. Jesus. Maybe next time, Shorts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG111 (1179) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottled. Pours pale golden. Not sure the date, but not fresh. Old. Aroma is wheat, coriander, lime, orange, estery, an off note I can’t place. Flavor is better than Aroma. Wheat, orange, some spice note. Not bad, but wouldn’t get it again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold with a thin white head. Very mild and watery aroma. Some light spices in the flavor but pretty much overly watery and mild. Kind of mediocre. [9/10/15]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Criz (347) - - 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 (3137) - 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 (1779) - 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 (5673) - 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 (821) - 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.


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