Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to StormKing47 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the black pepper, celery, horseradish and dill. I donít get too much tomato in the aroma. The aroma is very herbal overall.
The flavor is similar and is very similar to a bloody mary. I get a lot of dill and other herbs, along with some tomato and horseradish. I didnít think these flavors would work well in a beer, but this beer is unique and remarkably. good. Definitely glad I got to try this one. I donít like bloody maryís, but I really enjoyed this beer.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of dill weed, celery, pepper, tomato, and horseradish. Flavor of roasted tomato, toasted coconut, horseradish, and dill.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured into a pint glass. Iíve been wanting to try this for a while
3.5 A: This isnít as "bloody" in color as I would have expected. Opaque dark orange brownish color. One finger of frothy off-white head that falls pretty quickly and leaves just a touch of lacing.
3.0 S: If I didnít know what went into this, Iím pretty sure Iím be appalled. Unsurprisingly vegetal and unforgiving. The tomato and horseradish comes through perhaps a bit too strong. Dill comes through next, but the other stuff is barely detectable.
2.5 T: While the nose is barely passable, the taste is not. Overly vegetal without a strong "beer" backbone. Too much tomato and way too much horseradish (there should be none). Iím also not a big fan of dill in general, so its presence isnít welcomed either. Peppercorns show up.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly creamy, but not particularly smooth.
2.5 D: I love Shortís innovation and experimentation, but this goes too far. This is a bit like Mamma Mia pizza beer, but the vegetable component is a lot stronger and makes this almost undrinkable. That said, they nailed what they set out to do. Still, Iíll pass on this next time.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-22-2011 05:03:16
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
1.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from mora2000. Murky orange pour with a little head. Aroma is tomato, pickles, and pepper. Taste is tartness, very salty, and lots of pickle, and lots of salt. Finish is like the fresh dill blowing in the breeze in Markusís childhood.
Cavie (3750) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle Courtesy mora2000. Pours very murky orangish red with a light carbonation. Nose is salty, salsa, roasted tomatoes and grass. Flavor is salty, ketchup, black pepper and cold pizza. Spicy finish. Not my thing.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, pours muddy orange, has a strong salty beef bouillion aroma, flavor of beefy tomato soup but more herbal, finish is sour
Pailhead (4623) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of sweet tomatoes, horse raddish, dill, and pepper. It pours a mostly transparent orange with lots of sediment and small white head that quickly fades to a ring. A more vigorous pour may have yielded a bigger head, but I poured it very slowly in order to avoid some of the chunks at the bottom of the bottle. The flavor starts with a light sweet tomato sauce and horse raddish. The finish has light dill and pepper. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. I didnít have high expectations for this at all and expected it to be terrible. Itís decent...just different and not something I could probably drink a lot of.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Sunset for their Shorts event prior to EBF. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber. Dill, garlic pickles and vegetable soup on the nose. All things I like quite a bit. Just not as a beer. Tastes like pickles and V8. Sort of gross. Interesting, yes, but gag inducing as well. Not as bad as Chelada, but definitely nasty. Why? Why would you do this?
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of the 13 Shorts in one night tasting at the Mikes on 2/18/11. Thanks Mike. Saved it for the last beer of the night, because we were afraid of how bad it might be. References were made to the Pizza beer from another brewer. Celery and salt and tomatoes. Hazy in the glass and in the mouth. Amazingly, it wasnít the worst of the night. Still couldnít drink a full 12oz of this if it were offered. No thank you.
JK (4376) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this. Hazy orange color. The horseradish is prominent. Some salt, and citrus in the finish.