unclemattie (4352) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Reddish color. Aroma of celery, dill, and spicy rinse water from the pasta sauce pot. Why hasn’t Alan @ HotD made a tomato, celery seed, dill beer yet?? Spicy, spicy from the peppercorns. Light bodied. We need to make some food with this nice piece. Maybe use it for couscous or maybe in a meatloaf... could be tasty! 03 may 08.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Hazy brown-orange in color, sparse off-white head. Celery and pepper on the nose right away, some tomato, and a slight saltiness is apparent. The saltiness is there at the first taste, tomato comes out in the middle along with some celery. A damn interesting brew. I wanted to like it more.
Headbanger (3505) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle 553/864 Brewed 3/22/07 (Purchased at brewery)-Pours a hazy red with a white head. Aroma of tomatoes, celery seed, and hops. Flavor os hops with some dryness and pepper. This medium bodied brew was not too shabby. It was quite tasty, nice balance, and well mixed.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. Spicy, herbal aroma with dill and tomato notes. Malty, light fruity flavor with herbal notes. Peppery finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange-red colored body with a foamy, cream colored head. A soapy, sudsy wash leaves clumpy spotting that mostly rejoins the body. The aroma shows celery root and black pepper, with hints of char-grilled tomato and floral, earthy hops. Flavors follow suit, peppery and somewhat bitter from the celery spice, with very subtle tomato and lager-ish corn malt. Medium bodied, smooth, and lightly alcoholic and peppery on the finish. Very interesting brew. Not what I was expecting, particularly not as tomato forward. Weird, yet strangely appealing.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Beerlando and Northernbrews for the Short’s goodness. Special thanks to Short’s for having the balls to brew something like this. Wow. This beer accomplishes everything it sets out to. Not nearly as thick as I would have expected. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Aroma is strong on the spices, especially the peppercorn, and celery. Flavor is lighter than expected but full of peppercorns. I actually really like it. It is wierd. It is original, and it isn’t too far over the top to be gross. Thumbs up!
cgarvieuk (16818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at DLD thanks to Yaniv ... OH MY ...HAzy red ... tommatoe nose ...wowo just straight tommato ... very little hop ... but its just tomatoe and not balanced.
Ughsmash (7331) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Yaniv for bringing this to DLD! Poured hazy medium orange with a dusting of beige head. The aroma picked up tomato paste and basil with other herby spices over some pale malt. The flavor was like it smelled, but why the hell would they do this?!?.. spicy, tomato-ey, and ugly.. like they took the chunks out of a basil-y spaghetti sauce (or even more accurate.. they took the watery essence that separated from the sauce).. then they added booze.. rather like a bloody mary at the end. Medium body and carbonation on the palate.. spicy, warm, and ugly. Yikes!
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Konttori, Tampere. A bit reddish orange colour with small beige head. Aroma is tomato, spices, hops and some resin and wood. Totally strange. Flavour is grass, tomatoes and quite a lot of spices. Rather harsh in the flavour. I guess this is probably one of those love or hate beers. I’m closer to the latter...
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Matthew for hooking me up with this one, a 750mL bottle poured into a snifter.
This one gushed out of the bottle when I pooped the cap. Pours a bright, hazy ruddy orange with a small creamy off-white head that lingers as a small cap and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is interesting and not over-the-top with the bloody mary components. It smells sweeter than I was expecting with dill and celery playing a major role with the tomatoes and pepper showing up in the background. The underlying beer smells are present enough to remind me this is, in fact, a beer.
The taste isn’t quite as complex as the aroma for me with plenty of the tomato juice/V8 taste and some celery. The finish is definitely peppery and leaves the slightest tingle on the tongue through the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation.
I was expecting an over-the-top "Bloody Mary bomb" when I opened this but I was pleasantly surprised, especially with the aroma. It had all the interesting ingredients and all were very well integrated. It didn’t quite come together perfectly in the taste but I’m still glad I got to try this unique beer.