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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
j12601 (10089) - 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 (1323) - 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 wasn’t the worst of the night. Still couldn’t drink a full 12oz of this if it were offered. No thank you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
I enjoyed this. Hazy orange color. The horseradish is prominent. Some salt, and citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 Bottle. Pours a reddish, hazy gol with nice white head, good lacing. Aroma is v8 meets beer, I get celery, dill, pepper, malts, cigar tobacco, and cucumber? Weird. Palate is rather light, but has a small bite. Flavor brings out an earthy flavor. Very weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle. Wow, had no idea this was 8.5%... haha. Great aroma of tomato, horseradish, celery. Flavor follows but the sweetness is a bit much, needs some balance, mostly celery. Lightly viscous with ample carbonation. I dig it but some tweaks would go a long way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Thanks Jim for the chance to try this! A- Body is a murky light orangeish/reddish pink hue. Pours with a 1 finger or so off white head that fades to a thick collar and little to no lacing is left behind in the glass. Many tiny particles are suspended throughout the brew and collected on the bottom-indeed a bloody beer.Unfortunately-as I drink it-the novelty wears off and it becomes more cloying 7-8oz is great 8-10 is plenty 10-12oz is way too much S- pale malt, vegetable juice (V8 like but not as thick), salt-well there you have it-what else to expect from a bloody mary beer? T- Salt comes through the most initially with some tomato and celery over a pale malt base. A hint of pilsner like flavor comes through for the finish along with more salt and celery, and a mild peppery spice. A hint of salt and pilsner flavor linger. M- Medium to high carbonation and a light, crisp and drinkable body-salt is minimal. D- I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. The thought of a bloody mary beer scared me-but this is light, drinkable, and impressionistic. Its everything I like about a bloody mary without the gross tomato paste consistency. Job well done by shorts. This is 8.5%? No I dont believe that. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-06-2011 00:40:26

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle from badnewsbeers. Ruddy orange body, thin, dissipating off-white head. Spicy vegetal nose with tomato, peppercorns, and horseradish. The body begins bitter and vegetal, with alcohol notes that really do give the impression of a bloody mary. The flavor profile opens up after the initial surprise of spice and alcohol, and features notes of tomato, horseradish, peppercorn, and celery seed, finishing with tart tomato skin. The concept is executed well, but I prefer a real bloody mary, or a more discernible barleycentric brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Orange pour with thin off white head. Aroma is mainly dill, with some tomatoes, horseradish, celery salt. Taste is some rotten tomatoes, dill, horseradish, and even more dill finish. Wow, glad I tried it, but really not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14193) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Draft sample. Poured hazy reddish golden color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy bloody mary aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice tomato sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - DEC 24, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to surlytheduff on BA. Cloudy light reddish color, like a Bloody Mary almost. The aroma is very interesting, peppery with tomato, dill, pepper, and mild alcohol. The flavor is also unique, very Bloody Mary like, with tomato, dill, horseradish, and pepper - I really get it all. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation and a spicy tingling mouthfeel. A weird beer, but dammit, they hit what they were going for.

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