Anniversary Ale
Short's Brewing Company

Anniversary AleAnniversary Ale
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From:
Short's Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Wheatwine
Ranked #16
ABV:
10%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,670
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 12.69%
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
534
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 12, 2022
Added:
May 08, 2009
Wants:
  59
Gots:
  75
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"
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Rated: 4.33 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden color with ruby highlights and a good-sized, pillowy white head of foam. It left behind sticky patches of lace on the glass. It smelled of peppery spice, cracked wheat, orange and other fruits. Lots of orange taste with some pepper, wheat and yeastiness.
Jul 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
April 2022 Specialty Release - 4 pack
16 oz. can dated 040122 (04/01/22) - 9.4% ABV / 50 IBU
Brewed and canned in Elk Rapids, MI
Poured into a Bell's branded nonic pint glass

Look - Pours a dense and fizzy, orange-tinged grey colored head. Dark orange amber appearance with some streaming bubbles.
Smell - The scent is mostly orange zest with a hint of booze. You can also pick up the citrus of the blood orange.
Taste - The taste follows the nose, but you get a lot more of the peppercorn, and a good amount of bitterness in the aftertaste. The combination of flavors masks the booze well.
Feel - Medium bodied with a thick and sticky mouthfeel and finishes very dry.
Overall - A unique blend of flavors makes for a tasty brew that is dangerously easy to drink.
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.43 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Sep 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by rsquared59 from Indiana

Jun 08, 2018
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Rated by vfgccp from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
SAVOR DC 2018
Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ESchweers from Michigan

May 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by Isarnan from Michigan

Nov 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Aug 06, 2017
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Reviewed by DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Shared 12 oz 2011 bottle. On the day Short's sold out to Lagunitas. Amber color. Smell is orange zest. Spice. Flavor is big on the blood orange (surprised being 6 years old). Spice. Still decently carbed. Overall, pretty nice. Glad I split this though. Would have been too much to drink solo, unless over an hour or two. Good blood orange Heineken :P
Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jul 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours cloudy orange. Foamy, short, off white head fades fast.

Smells fruity, citrus, light oxidation

Tastes sweet orange, malty. Fading to a tart citrus and heat from peppercorns. Finish is semi dry with citrusy linger. Medium body and smooth lower medium carbonation
Apr 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 19, 2017
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 4/18/14; drank 5/23/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Cloudy orange hue.

Off-white head; almost no lace.

Orange citrus nose; very bold!

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Blood orange & grapefruit citrus tartness; a nice balance of sweet & sour. No booze heat. A delightful, easy-to-drink summer wheatwine.
Nov 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by SoCal_Matt from California

Sep 06, 2016
Anniversary Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 534 ratings