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Bloody Beer - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 21.3%
Wants: 33
Gots: 14 | 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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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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midlifec, May 07, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +23.1%

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.

F2brewers, May 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

md655321, Apr 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

TypsiYpsi, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

lochef81, Mar 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

ltltony, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

jaydoc, Jan 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

jamesod, Nov 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Jas45678, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

hosehead83, Oct 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

imfrommichigan, Sep 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

alfie, Sep 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

cpetrone84, Jul 12, 2013
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Bloody Beer from Short's Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.