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Anniversary Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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Anniversary AleAnniversary Ale

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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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Photo of srandycarter
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep darkish malt, orange hue. Semi murky. Not much head. Fat bubbled lace rest mostly around the edge. Not much going on there.

S - Sweet orangy smell. Wheat and sweet malt also evident. Something more bitter/less sweet. Cannot discern if its hops or peppers.

T - Almost too sweet, and the bitter tries unsuccessfully to rein it in. Most of the smell attributes follow here.

M - Undercarbed and under bittered for me.

D - Unique beer. Good to try one.

srandycarter, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of craytonic
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: ruby-amber-orange pour, big bubble head hat fades very quickly, some lacing

Smell: Blood orange, caramel malts

Taste: Orange and grapefruit juice mixed together, with bread and careml behind it. A bit sweet. Amazing how it has such a blood orange element to it, although I lost interest in this aspect quickly.

Mouthfeel: Slightly hot, medium body and light carbonation pushes it towards the thin side despite the high ABV. Warming.

Drinkability: Middle of the road in terms of drinkability, a bomber would be overwhelming.

craytonic, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of cetherid
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into a tulip

A.

beer pours a murky orange/brown color. The head is almost non-existent on this beer.

S.

the smell is pure blood oranges. Sweet fruity smell like orange gummie bears. Slight peppery smell in this beer but mainly oranges.

T.

Same as nose. Sweet oranges... a little peppercorn with hints of bitter hops and booze. Perhaps a maltiness in the finish of this beer as well. This is a very unique brew.

M.

about medium bodied. Decent carbonation. Almost leaves a sticky sweet coating in the mouth, like you just finished eating an orange or drinking some fruit juice. The booziness in the beer is pretty warming. Good for this below-zero night.

D.

Unique none the less. Difficult to find and a little pricey for these beers, but I do enjoy it. It's a sipping beer, but the sweetness makes it feel like I could slam this. ABV is definitely prevalent. A beer you'd just have one of. I've had this out of a growler and a bottle and both were excellent. I'd have it again, but doubt I'll seek it out.

cetherid, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of Cresant
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. Minimal head despite a strong pour. The body was turbid, bright reddish brown color. The head left a white film of foam. Lots of sediment in the bottle and glass.

The smell was simple but intense. Citrus and mild peppercorns. Sweet red grapefruits and spicy.

The taste reflected the aroma. It was almost like drinking a fresh glass of Ruby Red grapefruit juice. I guess it is more like blood orange juice. Very well hidden alcohol, it's hard to believe this beer is over 5%, let alone the 11.70 % listed! Grapefruit pith and a dry green, bittering finish.

The mouthfeel was mildly carbonated and medium in body.

Cresant, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of nrbw23
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pour a very odd reddish orange color. The brew is very hazy and filled with chunks of yeast. Brew has almost no head just a few bubbles and it did however leave some nice laicng.

S- Very odd here. I'm not really picking up any hops or malts that I can really recognize. I'm getting a bit of a pepper spice and quite a bit of oranges. Guess this label is kidding around.

T- This is another very odd brew from Shorts. I was really excited to try this one, then I was a bit let down, but this one has grown on me as I drink my glass. Quite a bit here going on oranges everywhere, some dark cherries, and something that is very Earth like that I can't put my finger on . Has a bit of a funk in the middle that reminds me of some sour taste, lemons and pine at the very end. Very different.

M- Fuller side of medium in body and medium in carbonation.

D- Not the easiest to drink by any means. This one grew on me a lot.

nrbw23, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this in a trade with fogdog. Thanks Kevin!

2010 bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter.

Appearance: Deep reddish amber body with a good amount of haze. An off-white, fizzy head surges upward following the pour, but quickly diminishes to a thin halo. Light, spotty lacing.

Smell: Blood orange and grapefruit - loads of each! Alcohol peeks through a bit. Smells good, but certainly lacks complexity.

Taste: Grapefruit and blood orange both dominate; the grapefruit adding tons of citric bitterness, the blood orange contributing sweetness and tang. The taste follows the smell very closely. Pretty one-dimensional, though still enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Tart, dry, bitter, and generously carbonated. Medium in body. Feels much like an imperial IPA, though with a different sort of bitterness.

Drinkability: One-dimensional and strange. I couldn't seem to find anything underneath the heavy grapefruit and blood orange. This felt more like a novelty beer than a celebratory one.

ThreeWiseMen, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Courtesy of jdubFL, wow! thanks Justin! Growler poured out clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma is IIPA like with fresh rich citrus, pine and grassiness and then a mild malt like sweetness. The taste is yummy with fresh rich citrus flavors, some pine hop bitterness, spicy rye notes, some drying malt roastiness and a thin layer of sweet maltiness. These notes all head off into the finish with the addition of a pleasing black tea like sensation that brings the whole thing together. This beers is fresh, rich citrus, robust, pummeling hops and yet manages to create a semblance of balance too. Wow! I need a keg or two of this.

BigMcLargeHuge, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of ColdPoncho
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - body is a very interesting deep red/crimson. there's not really any head left after sitting for a bit, but it's got a nice white ring around the top.
As I poured the rest of the bottle into my snifter, there was a big brown chunk that dropped into it, and now it's an opaque reddish/brown with tons of floaties.

S - intriguing smell. I smell sweet citrus, which I suppose is the blood orange, though I thought it was hops initially. Theres also a tangy syrupy sweetness that compliments this bittersweet citrus smell. Lots of character in a very narrow end of the spectrum.

T - Surprisingly bitter and dry. The orange zest really comes out on the finish. A bit of a citrusy sweetness on the front. A hint of spice from the peppercorns on the middle of the tongue. Really interesting, I've never had anything like it.
With the floaties from the bottom of the bottle, there's more of a malty sweetness on the front of the tongue, and the peppercorns come out more.

M - Very full-bodied and robust. It's a pretty big feeling beer, which is good.

D - it's kind of weird and for that, not the most drinkable beer in the world. But it's really interesting and has a nice warming finish to it. The strength of the dryness and citrusy flavors make this beer one that you don't want to be drinking constantly, but the warmth and intrigue help it out.
The more time I spend with this beer, the more its lingering flavors come out, and after not having taken a sip for several minutes, I distinctly taste peppercorns on the front of my tongue. I like that.

ColdPoncho, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of beachbum1975
2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Urbancaver - thanks, man!

Pours a cloudy,deep mahogany with speckles of yeasty chuckiness in the mix. Quite sediment fiilled. I let it settle to the bottom and it was okay.

Bitter, semi-sweet orange peels, honey, pepper, marmalade, salty mayonnaise?, lightly sweet malts mix pleasantly in the nose. Unique to say the least.

More orange zest in the mouthfeel. Bittering citrus flavor overpowers the remainder of the beers' flavor profile. I get hints of the wheatwine base, but it's definitely secondary and masked behind all the citrus.

Interesting, but not my favorite Shorts beer...

beachbum1975, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of LuthersLager
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So I came to the blood orange wheat wine with no point of reference (obviously). I figured worst case this will taste like some orange juice I left in my gym bag all summer... but I gambled any way. And I'm glad I did.

Like most of Short's beers its cloudy. There is always a little sediment swirling at the bottom of a bottle of Shorts. And like with other beers I found this one to be a slightly different experience when you leave the sediment in the bottle and when you poor it in the glass. So try it both ways.

The smell is what you would expect from something advertising its made with blood oranges. Sweet, citrus and sour.

The taste, well let me tell you what its not. Its not like making a screwdriver out of an Oberon. The wheat and orange are well balanced. Balanced in the same way malt and hops are in a great IPA. Think of the bitterness and sourness of the orange replacing the bitterness of hops in an IPA. The sour part of your tongue definitely dances.

Overall a great experience. I don't see knocking down a 6 pack on poker night, its the type of beer you drink in front of a fire and think about. Or drink some with a citrus based dessert. Makes me kinda wish I had one of those dumb chocolate covered orange things you get from people at work on Christmas.

LuthersLager, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass. No date or info.

Thanks to Sweemzander for this bottle!

A - Very slightly cloudy, this beer has an awesome ruby-burnt orange color with a thin and loose bone-colored head. Decent retention for the alcohol and sticky lace and legs on the glass as well.

S - Mineral-rich fruit and wet rock strikes me right away. Orange citrus and spicy peppercorn follows with a light alcohol nose that never becomes solventy or hot. Soft wheat and amber malts, slightly toasted, with a hint of caramel back it up. A swirl brings out more orange aroma but also solventy alcohol.

T - Heavy and unique tart citrus arrests the tongue almost instantly and doesn't let go. Peppercorn spice finds it's way in mid-palette with an accompanying mineral hardness flavor. Toasted amber malts and warm ethanol alcohol chill in the background. No real wheat flavor.

M - Sharp tart citrus up front with a medium body and mineral hardness halfway through that finishes with a crisp carbonation and citrus zest. Smooth. The alcohol warms the stomach up slowly but is a little more noticeable retro-nasally.

D - This is a sipping beer if I've ever had one. Warming and potent with a complex flavor profile, Short's Anniversary has some well-used, interesting ingredients to make a good wheatwine.

BeerFMAndy, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a rocky head that doesn't hang around very long though it does leave some dotting behind

Smell: Blood orange pith dominates, though there is a bready aspect underneath

Taste: Orange juice that starts out sweet and then grows ever tarter by mid-palate, when the wheat bread and alcohol make their appearance; after the swallow, the sweet and tart orange flavors interplay and, in the finish, the green peppercorns add a noticeable bit of heat

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation; leaves some warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: I did a 180° with this beer; at first I found it unbalanced and a bit too herbal but as it warmed, I enjoyed the subtle flavorings and, in particular, the peppercorn heat on the finish

brentk56, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of flexabull
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Been very anxious to try this one, and thanks to mikesgroove, this bottle found it's way to me. Thanks again!

Pours a bright and clear red color, with a pretty nice small white head. Looks good.

Aromas are boozy, sweet, with light citrus, and tart oranges.

Taste is complex. Wow, lots going on here... Tart citrus fruits, bitter oranges, light spicy wheat, and quite peppery. Finish is quite bitter, boozy and warm.

Mouthfeel is full and thick.

Drinkability is pretty good. But man, at this point it is pretty strong to be something I would make a major effort too revisit.

Interesting, what a conundrum. This beer is a major powerhouse of flavors, super complex, unique, and very interesting. However, part of me wishes I would have sat on this one for a year or two, but the more I sip, the more I notice that this beer is more about the bitter (not hop bitter, but fruit bitter) flavors, and I wonder what would be left after aging this one. With that said, it's still interesting enough to make me wish that there was bottle of this tucked away in my cellar.

Weird beer... Doesn't seem to be like most Wheatwines.

flexabull, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of billab914
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured a murky orange/brown color with a thin white sheet barely covering the top of the beer.

The aroma really shows a lot of the orange flavors to it. It has a bright, citrusy, orange juice like flavor to it along with a more bitter orange peel like quality. A sugary like sweetness is present as well. It's interesting, but the orange is a little overpowering. It would have been nice to get more of the wheat out of it.

The taste really blasts you with the orange again. It has more of the bitter but citrusy orange peel flavor to it. The brighter orange juice flavor is there as well but it's more reserved compared to the nose. It turns more bitter in the finish with more of the rind like flavor lingering. Unfortunately like the aroma I don't get much of anything past the oranges.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with moderate carbonation. Drinkability isn't that great for me, the oranges were just too overpowering to get much of anything else out of it. It felt more like an OJ and vodka at times. I really love the wheatwine style, but this beer didn't do it for me at all. On the positive side they did really infuse a fresh orange taste into it.

billab914, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Jim for the opportunity to try this!

A- Body is a crystal clear orange/red hue. Pours with <1 finger head that eventually fades completely-very faint traces of lacing are left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is pretty faint- blood orange is the dominant factor there is also just a hint of peppercorn and other tropical fruits. Very faint alcohol as well.

T- Taste is much more like a witbier- blood orange, corriander, peppercorn, big wheat backbone. Finish has a moderate alcohol sting-but the initial flavors remain consistent.

M- Medium carbonation and a medium weight body.

D- This is another very interesting, unique brew by shorts brewing co. The alcohol heat really comes through toward the end of this brew. Still enjoyable and unique.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of klikger
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Bruery tulip.

A - Dark amber-red, large white head which shrinks quickly, great lacing

S - Belgian yeasts, candied sugar, peppercorns, and orange rinds

T - Blood oranges, alcohol --> maraschino cherries, fresh herbs (parsley?), cracked pepper, and a hint of wheat --> sweet caramel malts and some citrus hops --> almost (but not quite) medicinal sweetness mixed with grapefruit bitterness (more fruit than hop) on the end - enjoyably and intriguingly odd.

M - Medium-bodied for such a big beer, although it does get a little syrupy as time passes; decent carbonation

D - A sipper - a tasty, unique, boozy sipper

Definitely worth trying - weird for a wheatwine, but quite enjoyable. I won't seek this out but would be up for another some time.

klikger, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of Stigs
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, split - served in small tulips

A - pours a very interesting dark orange/red color with just a few spots of tiny bubbles. glass #1 was almost perfectly clear, the 2nd was considerably hazy.

S - bright citrus scents, which i would normally associate with abundant use of C hops is this time brought to the table by blood oranges.

T - following the nose with somewhat tangy, citrusy blood oranges. slowly creeps into the tart and sour region. the only other noticeable

M - mostly light, yet oily body. carbonation is moderate. just slightly drying from the tartness, but finishes clean with a pleasant lingering fruitiness.

D - interesting here, and perhaps the best wheatwine (a style i just cant seem to figure out) i've had to date. excellent use of fruit, and insanely dangerous with nary any noticeable alcohol.

Stigs, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of glid02
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Lee - thanks!

Pours a bright and slightly hazy orange-red color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet light malts with large amounts of bright and sweet citrus aromas, halfway between orange and grapefruit.

Tastes even more robust than it smells. Sweet and smooth light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderately sugary citrus fruits. The citrus dries out near the end of the sip and carries through to an ending reminiscent of the aftertaste of grapefruit juice.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was very impressed with how similar the flavor profile stayed to blood oranges. The sweetness was more robust than normal oranges and the citrus notes came through as much as any beer I've had previously. Very much worth a shot.

glid02, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of bierenutz
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a murky amber brown color with a smallish head and almost no lacing left on the glass.
S-Piney hops, grapefruit, orange and caramel.
T-Blood orange zest combines with a sweet/sour mix and piney hops for bitterness. The peppercorns add a spicy addition to the party.
M-Mild to moderate feel and moderately carbonated.
D-Nice beer overall...good job Short's!

bierenutz, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of Drazzamatazz
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks biernutz for the hook-up on this one.

A: Red-orange pour with a slightly pinkish thin cap on top. Head was small but stayed present throughout.

S: Sweet blood orange zest, slight floral hops, and that distinctive tangy-spice of preserved green peppercorns. It actually smells a little strange all combined together, as a foodie though I know sometimes strange combinations have a weird synergy of aromas. I really think its the citrus and the vinegar from the peppercorns bouncing off each other.

T: Did someone just give me that bait-and-switch, is this a Seabreeze with seltzer? Its like carbonated grapefruit juice with only the slightest presence of alcohol, no way I would guess this one to be nearing 12%. Blood orange zest works really well with the peppercorns in the taste to enhance the hops. Citrusy, spicy, and a little sweet.

M: Seems to be approaching a syrup. I'm going to cellar one and see what happens. Carbonation was active despite the viscosity.

D: Reading through previous reviews I almost have to question my taste. It seems a lot of what I liked about this beer wasn't a big hit with others. I'm glad I got this one recommended to me though. I think I could drink these until I passed out; wouldn't have guessed this was above 6%. I see how the smell could be off-putting to some but if you stick around its gold. Nectar of the Gods in a few years time? I hope so.

Drazzamatazz, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Crimson color with little head. Low carbonation.
Rich sweet concentrated orange smell. Peppery spice and a little hoppy. Bitter orange pith flavor comes through first and some spicy hopping. This beer is sweet and sour from the residual sugar and oranges. Tangy malt way in the background. Booze is sort of hidden. I didn't expect this to be over 10%.

This is probably the best beer I've had so far from Short's. But that's not saying much.

BearsOnAcid, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of dfillius
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields a dusting of white head with poor retention. I'd like more head with better retention.. Beautiful clear dark crimson liquid.
S: Strong citrus, grapefruit, blood orange. Little else, but so pleasant!
T: Bitter, fruity, citrus rind. Sweet but not cloying. Tastes very similar to red grapefruit. Slightly bready malt in aftertaste. Slight sauvignon blanc acidity. Alcohol finish grows with the second half.
M: Very bitter and biting. Expectorant qualities. Some heat on the swallow.
D: Very enjoyable. I'd order another and I want a six-pack now! Only one more in a session though due to its strength.

I tried this again after buying a six pack three-4 weeks later. It was much less bitter, much hotter, and much boozier. Not as great as I remembered. Fresh, this beer was amazing.

dfillius, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of DefenCorps
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing this, Devin!

Beautiful crimson in color with blood orange highlights (ha!), there's a thin, bubbly off-white head with poor retention. The nose is rather sweet. Caramel, candied oranges, this is zesty and zippy. Mildly spiced, this is a little boozy too. Thankfully, the spice character is low. Honey, sugar and a little vanilla are present. This isn't your typical wheatwine.

... and now, for something completely different. The palate. Grapefruit juice and rind is just overwhelming here. This is very, very intense, this almost tastes like they tossed the blood oranges in whole rather than actually separate the zest, the rind and the flesh. The sweetness of the nose does not translate to the palate, it is in fact quite low, as is the spice. Boozy on the finish with a little sweetness with vanilla and candied oranges. A light spice character is present on the finish. Full in body with a smooth palate and low carbonation, this has great flavors but is just a little too intense to be drinkable. And, as it warms up, I get a slightly stale flavor I find in a few wheatwines. Solid stuff.

DefenCorps, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Generously shared by Devin the other day. Thank you sir for the opportunity to try this one.

The beer pours a reddish amber color with fairly decent head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is pretty outrageous, with brown sugar, a melage of sweet fruit, a hint of citrus and pepper, and considerable alcohol. The latter detracts just a bit from an otherwise pretty interesting, pretty enticing, complex aroma profile. The nose really does not prepare you for the the flavor profile, which was much drier and less tropical than expected based on what I smelled. Along with considerable chili pepper and wine, I get some lght vanilla and cherry orange. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, citrus filled finish. Drinkability is OK. The 11.7% is pretty well disguised, but it's still really hard to imagine drinking a whole lot of this.

Like nothing else I've ever encountered. Interesting stuff.

John_M, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
2.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a reddish amber color with one inch of white head and almost no carbonation evident.

s - Smells strongly or oranges, as well as lemon, citrus hops, fruity malts, and sugar.

t - Tastes of some weird sweer oranges. Also some grapefruit, lemon, citrus hops, and sugar. Not great.

m - Light body and low carbonation.

d - Kind of a weird beer. The smell was ok, but the taste wasn't very enjoyable. Wouldn't seek out again.

mdfb79, Oct 24, 2010
Anniversary Ale from Short's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.