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Bloody Beer - Short's Brewing Company

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 32
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hoppymeal on 09-06-2007)
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Reviews by jale:
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jale

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with two quarters of off white head.

S: Smells like a V8.

T: Starts out like a bloody mary with a hint of sweetness. Tomato followed by peppercorns. After the pepper spice comes a grapefruit hop bitterness that I don't think works well with the bloody mary taste. A little dill in the finish.

M: Lighter side of medium with good carbonation.

O: Not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 01:22:29 | More by jale
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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

07-22-2014 14:09:07 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2014 07:04:30 | More by zestar
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midlifec

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-07-2014 22:21:20 | More by midlifec
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F2brewers

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a HF stemmed glass. Served at ~ 55F.

A: Orange-red hue, nearly clear in appearance. Pours with a fluffy , but thin head that dissipates to nothingness in a minute or two. As I drank it, this beer left a thin lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Tomato...yes, surprising, but it is definitely the essence of tomato juice with a touch of celery spice, fresh dill and ground pepper.

T: Reminds me of the base for a nice boody mary. Tomato balanced with herbal notes of dill and celery and a tocuh of spice from pepper and horseradish. The carbonation helps blend the flavors so no single one dominates over the foundation of tomato.

M: Obviously this doesn't have the thick, body of tomato juice and it is carbonated, but that keeps this beer light on the tongue and more drinkable than I expected.

O: This beer exceeded my expectations...surely it can be polarizing and it's not for everyone, but I wondered how tomato could work in a beer...Short's shows that it can be done. Impressive for what it is and surprised it works so well from the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 01:02:26 | More by F2brewers
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md655321

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

04-27-2014 21:50:41 | More by md655321
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

2/5  rDev -40.8%

04-14-2014 12:29:54 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-09-2014 15:35:43 | More by Buck_Jones
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lochef81

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is not a bottle I would have ever picked up on my own but I received this as part of a bottle share with a friend of mine. I'm very glad I did. This ale pours a deep reddish hue with very little head and lacing. The aroma is tomatoey and sweet with spicy notes. It sips medium bodied and coats the palate quite well. The flavor is very much that of a well made bloody Mary. Tomato on the front followed by a great amount of celery seed and pepper. I don't get the horseradish mentioned on the label but this bottle is some time old. I despise bloody Mary's (other than when I'm in Vegas) but this ale is delicious and makes me rethink my opinion of its inspiration.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 05:41:49 | More by lochef81
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ltltony

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

01-28-2014 15:57:11 | More by ltltony
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2014 04:27:55 | More by jaydoc
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2013 02:06:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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jamesod

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

11-05-2013 18:27:18 | More by jamesod
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-27-2013 12:01:30 | More by Jas45678
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

10-22-2013 15:52:59 | More by hansgruber
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hosehead83

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-06-2013 22:05:10 | More by hosehead83
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imfrommichigan

Utah

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-13-2013 02:32:16 | More by imfrommichigan
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-12-2013 03:41:06 | More by Agentveba
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Big78CJ

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-10-2013 00:34:47 | More by Big78CJ
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alfie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-06-2013 15:14:00 | More by alfie
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tommy5

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

08-29-2013 14:39:40 | More by tommy5
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alexanf

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

07-27-2013 15:33:32 | More by alexanf
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is clear orange amber with a tan head. Nose has so much tomato juice and a faint spice to it. Taste has that tomato juice up front with some sweet berry notes and a light peppery spice. Creamy full body, softer carbonation. Strange beer, not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 16:08:40 | More by cpetrone84
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.8%

07-09-2013 23:29:33 | More by DonFrap
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2013 01:48:46 | More by fishmich
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Bloody Beer from Short's Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.