Bloody Beer | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hoppymeal on 09-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
19.83%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

i have been a longtime critic of the overly flavored beers, found them gimmicky and havent been shy about saying so. this though, goes beyond that into such a weird space i dont even know where to begin. for one, its wholly unique and special, tastes wonderful, and like it or not, is about as well done as such a thing can be, like a bloody mary on a hangover with a nice beer back of pale or blonde ale. the beer is light as a beer, minimally malty or strong flavored or anything, but brewed with all the necessary components of the famous cocktail, including things like roma tomatoes and celery seed and horseradish! there is so much going on here in the taste, its herbal for one, lots of tomato puree flavor, black pepper, a little spice to it, even celery flavor, its crazy. gnarly strong too, brings you right back, sneaky strong. im not sure id want to make a day of drinking this, but its much more than a novelty and frankly not a gimmick at all. shorts seems to do these crazy flavored beers better than anyone, and i have come full circle from disdain and scorn to admiration and stoke on pretty much their whole range of them, but this is far and away my favorite. as good as it could possibly be, nothing offensive about it at all despite all the weird ingredients, definitely not an easy beer to pull off, but this is super well executed! wanting a stash of it for those hungover sunday mornings!

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Photo of Nuggetz
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TurboBrew
4.37/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ok. So.... I was not expecting to like this beer at all. Had on tap at Shorts!! August 2015. Ive always seen the wall sign...but....never....ever.... had the pleasure of drinking this beer... until NOW! :)


Let me also add that I do not enjoy drinking any liquor at all.. and have never had an actual bloody mary ... ever. Well.... maybe a sip and a EW WTF face followed........... hmmm ..

With that out of the way....

Pours a light red/orange with minimum head n little lacing. Nice.

Smells like spicy tomato...tomato juice.. citrus.. some pepper

Taste is tomato... spice..peppercorn... light hop presence... can even pick up the dill / celery a bit which is awesome! Not overpowering.. just there.. how cool. The horseradish actually adds a bit of spice also in the mix... a little nose stinging is there on the initial taste.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly good. Not watery like expected. Spice and tomato... peppercorn... mmm.

Overall this beer is great. Must try. Please bottle it Short's ! :) A+

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Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Segnem5
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefhatt
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice reddish color body
taste is spicy, tomato.
Different but tasty

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Photo of zachraymer
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of mrebeka
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MajorBear
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BHansen214
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of F2brewers
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of md655321
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of lochef81
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of ltltony
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jamesod
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Jas45678
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Bloody Beer from Short's Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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