RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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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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 (4874) - 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 (6609) - 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 (6543) - 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.

j12601 (13304) - 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?

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.

JK (6342) - 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.

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.

17thfloor (2444) - 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.

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

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