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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RasmusOtt (1353) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Pours orange/amber with a tiny head. Aroma is ketchup, pepper, sun dried tomatoes and vegtables. Taste add some sourness and some Uurghh.. Funny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Thanks to StormKing47 for sending me this bottle. The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the black pepper, celery, horseradish and dill. I donít get too much tomato in the aroma. The aroma is very herbal overall. The flavor is similar and is very similar to a bloody mary. I get a lot of dill and other herbs, along with some tomato and horseradish. I didnít think these flavors would work well in a beer, but this beer is unique and remarkably. good. Definitely glad I got to try this one. I donít like bloody maryís, but I really enjoyed this beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of dill weed, celery, pepper, tomato, and horseradish. Flavor of roasted tomato, toasted coconut, horseradish, and dill.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Iíve been wanting to try this for a while 3.5 A: This isnít as "bloody" in color as I would have expected. Opaque dark orange brownish color. One finger of frothy off-white head that falls pretty quickly and leaves just a touch of lacing. 3.0 S: If I didnít know what went into this, Iím pretty sure Iím be appalled. Unsurprisingly vegetal and unforgiving. The tomato and horseradish comes through perhaps a bit too strong. Dill comes through next, but the other stuff is barely detectable. 2.5 T: While the nose is barely passable, the taste is not. Overly vegetal without a strong "beer" backbone. Too much tomato and way too much horseradish (there should be none). Iím also not a big fan of dill in general, so its presence isnít welcomed either. Peppercorns show up. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly creamy, but not particularly smooth. 2.5 D: I love Shortís innovation and experimentation, but this goes too far. This is a bit like Mamma Mia pizza beer, but the vegetable component is a lot stronger and makes this almost undrinkable. That said, they nailed what they set out to do. Still, Iíll pass on this next time. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-22-2011 05:03:16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle from mora2000. Murky orange pour with a little head. Aroma is tomato, pickles, and pepper. Taste is tartness, very salty, and lots of pickle, and lots of salt. Finish is like the fresh dill blowing in the breeze in Markusís childhood.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cavie (3898) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle Courtesy mora2000. Pours very murky orangish red with a light carbonation. Nose is salty, salsa, roasted tomatoes and grass. Flavor is salty, ketchup, black pepper and cold pizza. Spicy finish. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6094) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
bottle, thanks to mora2000, pours muddy orange, has a strong salty beef bouillion aroma, flavor of beefy tomato soup but more herbal, finish is sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of sweet tomatoes, horse raddish, dill, and pepper. It pours a mostly transparent orange with lots of sediment and small white head that quickly fades to a ring. A more vigorous pour may have yielded a bigger head, but I poured it very slowly in order to avoid some of the chunks at the bottom of the bottle. The flavor starts with a light sweet tomato sauce and horse raddish. The finish has light dill and pepper. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. I didnít have high expectations for this at all and expected it to be terrible. Itís decent...just different and not something I could probably drink a lot of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
On tap at Sunset for their Shorts event prior to EBF. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber. Dill, garlic pickles and vegetable soup on the nose. All things I like quite a bit. Just not as a beer. Tastes like pickles and V8. Sort of gross. Interesting, yes, but gag inducing as well. Not as bad as Chelada, but definitely nasty. Why? Why would you do this?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Part of the 13 Shorts in one night tasting at the Mikes on 2/18/11. Thanks Mike. Saved it for the last beer of the night, because we were afraid of how bad it might be. References were made to the Pizza beer from another brewer. Celery and salt and tomatoes. Hazy in the glass and in the mouth. Amazingly, it wasnít the worst of the night. Still couldnít drink a full 12oz of this if it were offered. No thank you.

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