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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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3.2
Silphium (3224) - 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.

2
arminjewell (9725) - 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.

3.7
Tmoney99 (15116) - 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.

3.4
nickd717 (4996) - San Francisco, California, USA - 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.

3.7
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours a cloudy rust-orange hue with a medium head. Tons of sediment. Nose is tomatoes, pepper, and dill, I don’t get any horseradish. Tastes...pretty much like a bloody mary that’s been watered down by an amber ale. It’s actually not horrible, despite every bone in my body telling me it was going to be. It’s also really weird and not necessarily in an enjoyable way, but whatever. It’s different. I’m sure there’s someone out there who’ll like it, it’s definitely not up my alley. There’s some sweet elements, a lot of savory from the tomatoes and other bloody mary ingredients, and a hint of pepper on the finish. This one gets bonus points for not being a disaster of flavor.

3.2
BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 Bottle, sampled in a Gulden Draak large tulip, pours a hazy-murky brown red-orange with a one finger white head, this beer had aromas of tomato, vegetable and faint spices (celery & pepper) with toasted malt in the background, the flavors consisted of tomato and vegetable with faint spices, and faint toasted malt in the background, this beer does not have a big bitterness at the finish but there is a little spice heat that appears to come from the Horseradish and pepper, medium mouth feel, an interesting beer, not a great beer, not a bad beer, but a healthy beer.

3.4
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Clear orange-copper pour with minimal head and lots of chunky sediment floating around in it. The aroma is fairly malty without a lot of hints of what lays within. The tomatoes and celery salt are most evident, but still fairly mild notes with little hints of pepper and horseradish. The flavor is most definitely that of a good bloody mary with a clean, balanced malty beer background. There’s lots of tomato upfront and then the saltiness of the celery salt comes and and it finishes with a little kick of spice from the peppercorns and horseradish and the dill just lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is not what I would have expected. It’s really just a medium body with moderate carbonation like a good marzen.

3.5
User29624 (1687) - - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle, pours a hazy reddish gold with a thin head. Aroma is pepper, tomato, dill, and pretty much a lighter version of a bloody mary. Flavor is pleasant, tomato and spices evident. You really have to enjoy a bloody mary to like this beer.

3
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a murky hazed orang reddish with a thin dissipating head. Aroma is spicy, herbal, green peppers, tomato, herbs spices, basil, bloody mary ets with flowers and grass mixed in. Flavor is moderate sweet, more tomato juice, bloody mary, herbs, garlic, basil, vege and celery stick. Finish is a bit rough but for how much I dotn really care for bloody mary’s I still dot find this horrible. Doesn’t really work, but still not horrible.

2.8
jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to Styles. Very interesting beer. Hard to rate, but here it goes. Pours pinkish red. Nose and taste of celery, fresh tomatoes and spiced peppercorn. Almost like drinking cold pasta sauce. Odd beer, but much better than the rating or description suggest.


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