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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Anniversary Ale is a high-gravity wheat wine made with blood oranges. Flavors range from the spiciness of green peppercorns to the tang of blood orange zest. Aggressive dry hopping of Simcoe hops amplifies the citrus overtones and spiciness found throughout the beer. Anniversary Ale typifies Short’s Brewing Company by embodying all of the complexities that come along with another year of brewing.

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3.9
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Dark ruby red with small beige head. Aroma is earthy, grapefruit, alc, pretty fruity with sweet malt forward. Flavor is alc with sweet and tart complexity, big dirty grapefruit, pretty intense, tases like a blood orange with a little alc intensity. Medium bodied and well carbonated. An interesting experiment, it really does taste like a blood orange.

3.9
GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Thanks to Northernbrews. Strong and amazing citrus aroma with peppercorns. I can almost distinguish the hops and the citrus fruit. Excellent aroma. Flavor is bold and unrelenting. A little sweetness, hop bitterness and citrus. Very good and very strong. Another good experimental beer from Short’s. These guys seem to take a lot of chances, and this one paid off.

4.6
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2011
What an awesomely interesting beer! Pours amber. Nose is largely orange, herbal, hops, basil, coriander, lemons, grass. Taste is malts, orange, basil, coriander, pepper, hops, and light malts. Finishes dry and not much bitterness. Slick palate. This is amamazing in the sense that it’s so unique and well made. Fuckin A

4.2
bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2009
!0th rating of this one, lets make it official. Growler shared on the rooftop of riversideAK’s girlfriends place with some cool dudes on a great afternoon. Pours a cloudy orangish/amber/brown color with a very nice slightly off white head. As others have noted, the nose on this one god damn amazing! Citrusy fruit, resiny hops, and spice all with perfect yeasty malt backing. The orange and hops really jump out in front as, but the malt and spices show up mid palate with a good amount of hops on the end. I would agree that this one isn’t like any other wheat wine, or beer for that matter, that I have had. I can’t wait to try the next Short’s experiment.

3.3
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Aroma has that distinct aroma of citrus and energy drink. Deep red hue with a white head. Flavor is sweet and spicy. Palate is full bodied. Overall a decent brew but I was more surprised that it wasn’t infected since it came out of a Short’s bottle. To be honest it’s all I could focus on is whether or not the flavors were from infection or from the unique recipe.

3.5
AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
A: Deep orange with a thin white lacing. N: Hoppy citrus, orange, barnyard T: Orange, lime zest, barnyard O: Pretty nice!

3.8
ketchepillar (1199) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Sampled on tap at the MiBGF (Ypsilanti, MI). Definitely blood orange wheat wine, no doubt about that. Weird spicy chocolate. Very much blood orange tangy.

4.2
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2010
12 oz bottle: Aroma is tart citrus, deep dark fruit like raisins and prunes, malt, really hoppy as well with a pungent hop charcteristic poking through the back end. Appearance is really dark orange almost brown really cloudy with a off white to tanish orange head. Taste is wonderful, tart blood orange, hops by the load, then into prune and dark fruit, melding into a tingleing bed off goodness. There is just something about this beer that I just like. SOme people might not, but it’s just really good for my tastes. CheerS1

3.7
bpar73 (1180) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange color with an off-white head. Fruity aroma with notes of citrus and spice.Flavors of citrus, tangerine, spice and wheat. The finish is fruity with a lightly zesty citrus aftertaste. Nice

4
alliance100 (1172) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a cloudy golden yellow . Big juicy citrus aroma . Taste is huge blood orange , faint pepper spice note . Juicy and refreshing , possibly my favorite offering from Shorts . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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