Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at chriso Vintage Tasting. Pours cloudy, red gold. Impressively, the further into the can you get, the redder, cloudier and thicker the beer becomes. There are many bits of sediment floating about. Mild tomato juice aroma. Has a sweet and quite salty flavor, with nice tomato notes and modest pepper spiciness coming through. Light in body with average carbonation and bits of stuff swishing in the mouth as well. Salty-sweet finish, more tomato, light sugar. Not bad. We ’made the beer our own’ by adding different things. I went with just a dash of Worchestershire sauce, which did improve the beer a bit. Some of the others preferred a more robust concoction, and opted for the Worchestershire, Tabasco and vodka, a blend that they enjoyed quite a bit. A very versatile beer.
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from Party Source, Ky. Poured a red color with a minimal white head that diminished quickly and did not leave any lacing. Moderate spicy tomato aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate spicy tomato flavor with medium spicy finish of short duration. I have drank a lot of red beers for breakfast when fly fishing and would drink this in a pinch.
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Orange cloudy colour. Ugly fruity rotten aroma. Very bad flavor, watery strange palate. Total weird and undrinkable. Meat flavor. absurd.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hazy orange with no head. Sweet vegy aroma with chilli notes. Sweet vegy flavou with spicy finish.
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can. Red orange colour with a pinkish head. Aroma is sewer, malt, tomato, peppar. Flavour is malt, salt, tomato, peppar. Horrible beer.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Can at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Fishy aroma. Pink oranged coloured and hazy in appearance with a hint of dryness in a spicy chilli finish.
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
500ml can - thanks Anna’s parents! (sorry everyone else!)
Murky pink, no head. Tomato juice aroma. Blobby in the mouth. Hot peppery taste, verging on a pretty OK bloody mary. However, bloody mary ain’t beer. Get the bloody bud out of this, and I’ll enter what’s left on ratechelada.com with a fairly high score. My only ever ’1’ overall. This isn’t beer, it has no justifiable reason to exist. A-B marketeers - kill yourselves.
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tall boy canned @ home poured into my Crooked Staved snifter and picked up at 287 Liquor Foco. Pours a peachy/pinkish appearance with practically no head. A touch citrusy, big tomato juice, celery, chili powder aroma - not a whole helluva lot different from the Budweiser Chelada aroma. Spicy, tomato, somewhat watery, celery, veggie flavor. Yuck. I honestly think this is a bit worse that the Budweiser Chelada. Tastes like my mom’s Chow Mein.
daknole (8915) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
good lord i would rather gouge my eyes out than ever taste this again. why does this exist?????????
hopscotch (8863) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can... VBWT2008... Murky orange/red concoction with a small, fizzy, pinkish head... looks like a red-eye, as it should. Sweet, overripe tomato and shellfish are exhibited in the nose. The flavor is much the same, sans the shellfish, with a cloying sweetness that almost forces my gag reflex to kick in. Moderate, spicy heat. The non-light version didn’t seem nearly as cloyingly sweet. Thick, tomato juice mouthfeel with subtle carbonation. Not at all good, but I have to give mucho kudos to Beerlando for having the balls to bring this “treat” to the Throwdown!