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Anniversary Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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very good

438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 61
Gots: 46 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
2009 Tap only
2010 Tap and bottle
2013 Tap and bottle

Same recipe every year, according to the brewer, though ABV varies slightly.

"Anniversary Ale~ A high gravity wheat wine made with blood oranges that render an alluring dark purple hue to the color. Flavor abounds from the spice of green peppercorns and tang from blood orange zest. Aggressive dry hop additions amplify the citrus overtones and spiciness found throughout. ‘Anni’ Ale typifies the full magnitude of Short’s Brewing Company by embodying all the complexities and fulfillment necessary to pay tribute to another year of brewing. 10% ABV 63 IBU's"

(Beer added by: hoppymeal on 05-08-2009)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hotpipes29 for this bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Peg's snifter glass.

A: Dark tan and very murky with a thin white head and a medium amount of visible carbonation.

S: Bright orange citrus, boozy, and rich underlying malts.

T: Tart pulpy blood oranges, some ethanol sweetness and heat, bready and grainy malts with some wheat husk on the back end. Tart, mildly peppery and some malt sugars in the hang.

M: Medium body, carbonation sensation on the low side. The alcohol presence is noticeable but not obnoxious.

O: I thought this was fairly enjoyable, although the predominance of the blood orange flavor eliminates any illusion of complexity. But, it's a natural pleasant flavor to find in the beer. Glad to have tried this one.

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Anniversary Ale from Short's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.