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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TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of deyholla. Pours a nice reddish amber pour, touches of copper, well hazed, a frothy offwhite head laces ok. Aromas are a big dose of coconut flakes, mandarin orange, tomato, bloody mary, really weird. Wheat and flaked wheat malts, touches of iron, coriander, blood orange. Weird. Initial is medium to lighter bodied, very wit-like, blood orange and coriander pair with the typical flaked wheat, big tomato pulp, some coconut. Like a Bloody Mary/Wit hybrid for me with no real orange, just some weird coriander and flaked wheat. I drank this down, it certainly was interesting

milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Modest Bloody Mary taste. Lots of "floaties", which I enjoy. Reddish amber color---but only if you add the sediment from the bottom of the bottle. Unique, and better than I expected!

BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Very little if any head. Murky reddish clay in color. Aroma of tomatoes, peppers, overall fresh garden smell. Taste definitely fresh garden tomato taste with slight peppers stretching to find the horseradish on my palate. Interesting beer definitely a must to try once. Have never tasted anything like it, for what it is, it truly is an accomplishment.

deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle shared by Kyle. Pours cloudy amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of tomatoes, celery seed and horseradish to give a light bloody mary note. Flavor begins with tomatoes and the the spices take over to give an odd horseradish finish. Really didn’t work for me.

badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
12 oz bottle. Murky reddish orange pour. No head. Aroma of tomato, dill, tobasco, meat and cheddar. Flavor of a zesty tomato beer. Definately getting some horseraddish and pepper. Some grassy and earthy characteristics. Enjoy the aroma a bit more than it’s flavor. Some greasy, meaty quality to the flavor profile. Interesting. Don’t need another tho.

walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
I usually like shorts but this didn’t get it for me. It tasted like the pickled veggies you get at a middle eastern restaurant that went bad

LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy translucent auburn with no head.

Aroma: Jose Cuervo tequilla, horse raddish and clamato.

Taste: Tequilla, clamato, horse raddish. Finishes acidic and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, very low carbonation.

Overall: Drain pour.

sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Tasted 8/5/10. 750ml Cork and cage. Clear yet mildly hazy. Brainy off-white head. Aromas of tomato juice and pepper. Subtle spices and mild vinegar. Medium bodied with a tangy flavor. Good dose of pepper and other spices. Mildly tart with a good amount of tomato acidity. Tangy and interesting. Dill pickle flavor marries well with the astringency and spices. This was surprisingly not too bad, but I think trying it once was enough.

kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Shared by a generous RB at tpd975’s throwdown in December, 2009. Pours a murky reddish to amber color with thin white head. Aroma is light fruit and fresh veggies with notes of grain, cooked veggies, light funk, spice, pepper. Flavor is much of the same. LIght to medium body with a peppery, lightly boozy finish. Interesting.

Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
750ml bottle. A very interesting beer. Pours a lightly hazed reddish orange with a frothy off white head. Nose is very reminiscent of a bloody mary....tomatoes, basil and other spices. Flavors of Tabasco, basil and tomato. I give it props for being different.

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