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ē The intrinsic celebration of beer and the giant red berry cloaked within piper nigrum, apium graveolens dulce, armoracia rusticana, and anethum graveolens
ē Beer Type: Specialty Beer fermented with Roma tomatoes and spiced with tellicherry peppercorns, celery seed, fresh horseradish and dill

Bloody Beer is a lighter bodied beer with an appealing ruby red glow. Fermented with Roma tomatoes, and spiced with dill, horseradish, peppercorns and celery seed, a prominent aroma of spicy tomato juice emits from the beer. The intense initial tomato flavor is followed by a lingering finish that allows each additional ingredient a chance to resonate on the palate. When slightly warm, this 2009 Great American Beer Festival silver medal winnerís magnitude of flavors can be fully appreciated.

Bloody Beer was beer number 8 of 13 from our 2007 Imperial Beer Series and it was the 290 batch of beer ever brewed at Shortís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
750ml bottle. Reddish color. Aroma of celery, dill, and spicy rinse water from the pasta sauce pot. Why hasnít Alan @ HotD made a tomato, celery seed, dill beer yet?? Spicy, spicy from the peppercorns. Light bodied. We need to make some food with this nice piece. Maybe use it for couscous or maybe in a meatloaf... could be tasty! 03 may 08.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Courtesy Beerlando. Hazy brown-orange in color, sparse off-white head. Celery and pepper on the nose right away, some tomato, and a slight saltiness is apparent. The saltiness is there at the first taste, tomato comes out in the middle along with some celery. A damn interesting brew. I wanted to like it more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
750ml bottle 553/864 Brewed 3/22/07 (Purchased at brewery)-Pours a hazy red with a white head. Aroma of tomatoes, celery seed, and hops. Flavor os hops with some dryness and pepper. This medium bodied brew was not too shabby. It was quite tasty, nice balance, and well mixed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. Spicy, herbal aroma with dill and tomato notes. Malty, light fruity flavor with herbal notes. Peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a hazy orange-red colored body with a foamy, cream colored head. A soapy, sudsy wash leaves clumpy spotting that mostly rejoins the body. The aroma shows celery root and black pepper, with hints of char-grilled tomato and floral, earthy hops. Flavors follow suit, peppery and somewhat bitter from the celery spice, with very subtle tomato and lager-ish corn malt. Medium bodied, smooth, and lightly alcoholic and peppery on the finish. Very interesting brew. Not what I was expecting, particularly not as tomato forward. Weird, yet strangely appealing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Thanks to Beerlando and Northernbrews for the Shortís goodness. Special thanks to Shortís for having the balls to brew something like this. Wow. This beer accomplishes everything it sets out to. Not nearly as thick as I would have expected. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Aroma is strong on the spices, especially the peppercorn, and celery. Flavor is lighter than expected but full of peppercorns. I actually really like it. It is wierd. It is original, and it isnít too far over the top to be gross. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14964) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle at DLD thanks to Yaniv ... OH MY ...HAzy red ... tommatoe nose ...wowo just straight tommato ... very little hop ... but its just tomatoe and not balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
Thanks to Yaniv for bringing this to DLD! Poured hazy medium orange with a dusting of beige head. The aroma picked up tomato paste and basil with other herby spices over some pale malt. The flavor was like it smelled, but why the hell would they do this?!?.. spicy, tomato-ey, and ugly.. like they took the chunks out of a basil-y spaghetti sauce (or even more accurate.. they took the watery essence that separated from the sauce).. then they added booze.. rather like a bloody mary at the end. Medium body and carbonation on the palate.. spicy, warm, and ugly. Yikes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20827) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2009
Bottled@Konttori, Tampere. A bit reddish orange colour with small beige head. Aroma is tomato, spices, hops and some resin and wood. Totally strange. Flavour is grass, tomatoes and quite a lot of spices. Rather harsh in the flavour. I guess this is probably one of those love or hate beers. Iím closer to the latter...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Big thanks to Matthew for hooking me up with this one, a 750mL bottle poured into a snifter. This one gushed out of the bottle when I pooped the cap. Pours a bright, hazy ruddy orange with a small creamy off-white head that lingers as a small cap and leaves no lacing. The aroma is interesting and not over-the-top with the bloody mary components. It smells sweeter than I was expecting with dill and celery playing a major role with the tomatoes and pepper showing up in the background. The underlying beer smells are present enough to remind me this is, in fact, a beer. The taste isnít quite as complex as the aroma for me with plenty of the tomato juice/V8 taste and some celery. The finish is definitely peppery and leaves the slightest tingle on the tongue through the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation. I was expecting an over-the-top "Bloody Mary bomb" when I opened this but I was pleasantly surprised, especially with the aroma. It had all the interesting ingredients and all were very well integrated. It didnít quite come together perfectly in the taste but Iím still glad I got to try this unique beer.

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