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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JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Sample from bottle at tasting. Cloudy reddish orange pour, small off-white head. Largely tomatoes, with ground black pepper, vegetable, celery, and light horseradish spiciness. I guess it would be okay if you liked V8 juice.

phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Aroma has vegetables, tomatoes, cardboard, celery, berries. Taste has tomatoes, celery, peppers, cardboard, bad.

RasmusOtt (2757) - 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.

Mora2000 (6158) - 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 don’t 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 didn’t 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 don’t like bloody mary’s, but I really enjoyed this beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while 3.5 A: This isn’t 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 didn’t know what went into this, I’m pretty sure I’m 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). I’m also not a big fan of dill in general, so its presence isn’t welcomed either. Peppercorns show up. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly creamy, but not particularly smooth. 2.5 D: I love Short’s 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, I’ll pass on this next time. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-22-2011 05:03:16

Fratto (2845) - 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 Markus’s childhood.

Cavie (4717) - Arlington, 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.

blutt59 (6564) - 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

Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, 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 didn’t have high expectations for this at all and expected it to be terrible. It’s decent...just different and not something I could probably drink a lot of.

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