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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• 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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4.2
nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 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?

2.7
Nuffield (4248) - 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.

3.8
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.

3.1
Skyview (6115) - 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.

1.1
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
This bottle was shared at the RBSG 2009. No offense intended to the folks at Shorts, but this one of the worse tasting beers I have ever had. I tried twice to drink some and spit it out both times.

3.1
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber orange body with an off white head. Strange, pepper, honey, citrus and tomato paste, tangy spiciness and a light warming. I had trouble drinking it from the heat alone.

3.4
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
750ml bottle. Reddish color. Aroma of celery, dill, and spicy rinse water from the pasta sauce pot. Why hasn’t 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.

3.3
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.

3.2
Headbanger (4022) - 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.

3
ThomasE (5174) - 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.


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