Bloody Show | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Bloody ShowBloody Show
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration beer between Mikkeller and Against the Grain Brewery. Simply a blood orange pilsner brewed with German pilsner and Munich malts. Hopped with American citra, columbus, amarillo and Czech Saaz and fermented with Danish lager yeast. Finally, the zest and juice from blood oranges are added. The result is a nice easy drinking lager that exhibits a tart and citrusy aroma and flavor.

17.3 IBUs

Added by Cresant on 02-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Waitress said this was an ipa. At first smell, I knew it was no where near an ipa. Nor did she say this was a collaboration with Mik. I guess that's why it was $8 or 9.50 a glass.

Pours a white head leaving sticky lace. Color is a clear vibrant golden bronze.

Aroma: A lot of bready malts. The hop profile reminds me of a pils (at the time not knowing it was a pils). seems grassy, earthy, floral, and noble. The blood oranges show nicely.

Taste: Blood oranges up front. Citrusy and fruity. Again, bready malts. Very pils like. Noble hops. Very grassy.

Mouthfeel: Citrusy and clean. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends fruity.

Overall, claimed to be an ipa, this tastes nothing like. Definitely tastes like a pils. In that case, it is awesome. Very easy to drink. I enjoyed this one.

 808 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikejonze
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KYGunner
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat non-descript in taste it's a struggle to find more than a tad of bitterness. Get some hops and some malt but it seems absent of oranges. There is the always present smokiness of an Against the Grain beer. It's not bad but it's not much.

 245 characters

Photo of fleurdelou
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Cresant
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a Mikkeller/Against the Grain collaboration, brewed especially for Valentine's Day. The appearance is clear and rich with a deep golden-orange honey colored body and a frothy white head that left sheets of lacing.

The smell was citrus and gentle graininess. Blood oranges. Clean.

The taste was spicy hops - Saaz perhaps? Very light sweet oranges. Hints of coffee and maybe even walnuts? The blood oranges are more noticeable in the aroma than in the flavor which leaves a nice clean, crisp lager taste.

With only 17.3 IBUs it is very drinkable but very flavorful too. I'm glad to find this is a very solid pilsner right here in Louisville.

 657 characters

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper color with a lasting white head. Lots of orange scent and some toasted malts. Definitely a hoppy lager, has orange citrus taste and a good malt backbone. Medium light body with a medium carbonation. I really enjoy the beer!

 239 characters

Photo of jbriggs7
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JDizzle
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Butznutz
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at McGee's.

I know when I think "Czech pilsner", the first thing that comes to mind is blood orange. Well, I guess that's what the creative minds of Mikkeller and AtG are for. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear orange-brass topped by a half-finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange rind, white bread, sharp grass, and a bit of leafy greens sprouting up in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, but the bitterness inherent in the citrus and the hops begin a turf war the likes of which haven't been seen outside of Rio. It all ends the same way, though: pain for those poor souls caught in the middle, i.e. me. What's worse, the vaunted blood orange doesn't bring all that much fruit to the table, which, who knows, might have actually helped the situation. The body is a light medium, with a light medium carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, an interesting idea that just happened to fall a little flat with me.

 975 characters

Photo of jsurfs82
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gunclubchris
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jklecko2
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of amalburg
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of tsgooch79
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ONUMello
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a pils glass
A: Orange with a two-finger head
S: Lots of blood orange, orange peel, a hint of pine and a light wheat backbone
T: A hit of malt up front, blood orange in the middle then a lingering nondescript bitterness on the finish
M: Light to medium bodied, pleasant carbonation and fairly bitter
O: The nose is the best part here. Refreshing but more bitter than I expect from most lagers

 413 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Bloody Show from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
3.8 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!