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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kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, 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. It’s 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.

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. I’m not quite sure if I was a huge fan of this, but I definitely enjoyed it. Interesting...

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.

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 can’t identify but I’ll assume is the horseradish working with the dill. Fresh leafy vegetables also. Flavor is first and foremost tomatoes. I don’t get tomato juice, though, like I expected. Just lots of fresh tomatoes. I detect some mild spice from the peppercorns and horseradish. Medium body, don’t get any alcohol at all. Rough to try to drink more than one of these.

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 (2332) - 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 (12582) - 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 (1102) - 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

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