RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
• The intrinsic celebration of beer and the giant red berry cloaked within piper nigrum, apium graveolens dulce, armoracia rusticana, and anethum graveolens
• 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 winner’s 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 Short’s.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Murky red/brown. Nose is vegetables, tomato juice, hints of malt. Flavor is mild tomato flavor, sweet malts, veggies, black pepper, hints of spicy horseraddish. Strange mouthfeel. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (11009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma offers a lot of tomato and a nice touch of cracked black pepper. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Bittersweet flavor. Boozy, warming finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (11000) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Reddish brown color. Aroma is exactly what you would expect. I love bloody marys, but I didn’t like this. V8 and beer aroma. Bloody mary and beer flavor. Lots of celery seed and horseradish. JW77, why did you make me drink this?! LOL!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (7154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle Pours out a cloudy orange topped with a white head. Aroma was of spice and tomato. As soon as I put my nose to this all I could think of was a spicy V8. Taste was not far from the V8 or a TJ’s Bloody Mary mix. it was pretty crazy to have all the spice and still taste some what good. Thanks Toby

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks Toby! - Pours out ruddy orange with a large white head...aroma is, oh boy, absurd...what am I supposed to think? It smells exactly as described, tomato, horseradish, dry malt, and black pepper...I was taken aback and was like, fuck no, I ain’t gonna drink it..no sir...but I did, and it was pretty darn magnetic, socially acceptible Chelada...I feel slightly whorish enjoying this and disliking that, but the flavour was a galaxy of improvement over the competition, with the virbrant vegetable taste arrived at naturally (I could only assume after drinking it) and tempered with a dirty, soily horseradish earthiness that wound this into a nice little package...so yeah, I liked it, not at first, but it definitely grows on you, and the label rocks...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9912) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
courtesy of the Shorts tasting night group. bottle # 520 Pours a tick orange/reddish haze/puree with white head. Aroma was quite unique with strong hints of tomatoes, sweetness of dill and some spices with the horseradish and peppercorn. Flavor, spicy tomato with hints of dill and horseradish adding a definite twist. Every sip offers a uniqueness with a more mix drink mouthfeel than beer. Everything meshes together rather well, not overly spicy and the tomatoes are really upfront, followed by the horseradish, hints of vegetable. Would love to drink more of this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2009
Rating #666. Bottle purchased at the brewery. Way UNDERRATED, particularly since this beer builds in flavor as you allow it to open up. If you’re only sipping an ounce, I don’t think you’re doing this one justice. Smells just like a Bloody Mary - aggressive with spicy peppercorns, tomato juice, and celery. Tastes much like it smells along with the addition of hops. Balanced and interesting - what’s not to love?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Wow, the celery stalk in my beer is just too much. Good concept, obviously, to take a classic like this, but I didn’t like the essential elements. Yellow fizzy, gimmicky. Bottle shared at RBSG 2009 grand tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Bottle courtesy of nbutler11. Nose takes a bit to open up and seep into your olfactory, but eventually is very spicy pepper with the extra edge of horseradish and thankfully no dill. Belgian hops and tart malt. Flavor is much the same with a roasty quality like crisped potatoes that the spice sits perfectly on - and this is well-spiced. Thankfully, both tomatoes and dill were absent from my tasting experience. We all agreed this would pair with almost any food (and deep chocolate desserts) and my feeling is that the beer is actually rather hollow without some food to resound with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Sampled during Dark Lord Day 09 at table #3 and shared by Yaniv. Pours a hazy reddish amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of vegetable, golden grain malt, some celery and black pepper. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of vegetable, golden grain malt, a hint of grassy hops and some pepper. Finish is a tad spicy with some tomato, golden grain malt and some black pepper aftertaste. Not a pizza flavored beer but still a little strange.

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