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Bloody Beer - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 21.3%
Wants: 34
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

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Beer added by: hoppymeal on 09-06-2007

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Photo of dfillius
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass
A: 1/2 finger of off-white head with fair retention. Liquid is a cloudy amber-ish red. Good looking but I'd like more head.
S: Caramel, whipped cream, tomato, pepper, caraway. Smells good!
T: Bloody Mary all the way. Slight tomato at the end. Slightly metallic, which is a negative. A little too earthy and spicy as well. Too much dill? Good flavor overall. Tastier than I imagined it would be. It seems a bit unbalanced. Celery and dill may be a bit too strong.
M: A tad thin, good spiciness.
D: Fairly good. I'd have another, but i won't buy 6.

Photo of amishbooze
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two and a half years old, I am having this beer, courtesy of Steven. It slightly looks but very much tastes of a Bloody Mary. The pickled aspect has taken over, fortunately, and I am easily able to enjoy this with my wife's salad. Therefore vegetable aromas, a bit pickle, a look of cloudy orange. Average and a bit oily mouthfeel. Decent drinkability but not something I could have nightly.

Photo of resistdefy
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of sennin
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of freehafe
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of TheStove
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mini pint glass. Pours a cloudy amber with a slight head. Smells light and fruit almost like a hefeweizen but with hints of V8. Subsequent smells yield a more consistent tomato aroma.

Sips nice and spicy almost like a wit but with noticeable tomato overtones. Slight bit of heat (likely from the horseradish) brings up the back end with the hop bitterness. Belgiany mouthfeel makes it zip on your tongue. It leaves an oddly enjoyable lingering flavor of a delicious spaghetti dinner on the tongue between sips.

This one is pretty easy in my book. If you're a traditionalist and this grosses you out, keep your nose in whatever you like to drink. If you enjoy experiments and interesting beers, this carbonated V8 likely knocks it out of the park for you. I'll concede I probably couldn't have too many of these but credit is due to Shorts for again pushing the boundaries of craft brewing.

Photo of senorscientist
1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of twkirkby
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Supergenious
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Marti403
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Acuity
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of avaldivia
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of McCranky
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of DannyDan
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours out a red amber hue with a thin white head that leaves minimal retention and lacing, but has decent carbonation.
S. Smells similar to a bloody mary.
T. The taste starts out with some peppercorn and other spices followed by a tomato taste and finishes off with some floral and citrus hops that seem to ruin the taste of the other ingredients.
M. Sticky and the sweet tomato taste clings to the lips and tongue.
O. Not something that I would drink again, but it is made good for what it is and do think that if the hops at the end of the taste were more balanced it be the perfect drink for bloody mary lovers.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. The last of the set of Short's beers from MarcatGSB.

Appearance - Pours a deep orange color with a small, fleeting white head. I expected a redder color. Again, Short's beers have no head retention.

Smell - Smells like a subdued Bloody Mary. Tomatoes are the strongest, but it has it's fair share of light malt aromas. A little bready from the malt. I get a huge whiff of the celery, too.

Taste - The tomato isn't as prominent in the flavor as it is in the aroma. A lot more of the spices come through. The celery and peppercorns in particular. No horseradish, which might be a good thing. Finishes pretty clean with only some remnants of tomato lingering.

Mouthfeel - A little bit heavy, but otherwise a nice body. Well carbonated and no offensive flavors are putting me off.

Overall - Well, it does exactly what it set out to do. It's a Bloody Mary beer. It's pretty spot on, but the jury is still out on whether it's a flavor combination that's absolutely necessary in a beer.

Photo of RudiNicole
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Bloody Beer from Short's Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.