RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
ē The intrinsic celebration of beer and the giant red berry cloaked within piper nigrum, apium graveolens dulce, armoracia rusticana, and anethum graveolens
ē 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 winnerís 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 Shortís.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 donít get any horseradish. Tastes...pretty much like a bloody mary thatís been watered down by an amber ale. Itís actually not horrible, despite every bone in my body telling me it was going to be. Itís also really weird and not necessarily in an enjoyable way, but whatever. Itís different. Iím sure thereís someone out there whoíll like it, itís definitely not up my alley. Thereís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1495) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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. Thereís 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. Itís really just a medium body with moderate carbonation like a good marzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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 maryís I still dot find this horrible. Doesnít really work, but still not horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (15905) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2011 Bottle. Pours a reddish hued cloudy color with a slight white head. Haahaha, the smell is just like a bloddy mary with spice. This beer is very interesting. Itís very much like a tomato vs. spice forward bloddy mary that is a little watered down. Pepper, tomato, and celery dominate both the flavor and the nose. Personally, if I want a Bloody Mary, I get the standard with vodka but as a beer that is trying to mimic a bloody, it does a really good job. Probably just a touch too much pepper for me. Great morning beer but not sure if I could ever drink more than one. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2010
12oz bottle from deyholla, thanks Derek! Pours a cloudy, reddish plum tomato colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is tomato, peppercorn, celery salt, pepper, some florals, and earthy caramels. Flavor is similar. Not overly spicy, but plenty of unique flavors. Plenty of tomato and peppercorn with a lightly sweetened wheat maltiness. Some more earth, florals, and celery salt before this finishes dry with lots of tomato and more spicy peppers. A hint of horse radish too with a light, earthy bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light body and carbonation. Overall, a very unique beer. Iím not quite sure if I was a huge fan of this, but I definitely enjoyed it. Interesting...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade with manny57 - Pours a hazy amber color with a 1/3 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is spice. Flavor is light tomato and spices. Not bad. medium body. Thanks Ryan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
12 oz bottle. Reddish orange pour, more focus on the red. Some offwhite head. Definitely different looking. Aroma of fresh tomatoes. Some pepercorn and other spice I canít identify but Iíll assume is the horseradish working with the dill. Fresh leafy vegetables also. Flavor is first and foremost tomatoes. I donít get tomato juice, though, like I expected. Just lots of fresh tomatoes. I detect some mild spice from the peppercorns and horseradish. Medium body, donít get any alcohol at all. Rough to try to drink more than one of these.

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