17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Wow, had no idea this was 8.5%... haha. Great aroma of tomato, horseradish, celery. Flavor follows but the sweetness is a bit much, needs some balance, mostly celery. Lightly viscous with ample carbonation. I dig it but some tweaks would go a long way.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Jim for the chance to try this!
A- Body is a murky light orangeish/reddish pink hue. Pours with a 1 finger or so off white head that fades to a thick collar and little to no lacing is left behind in the glass. Many tiny particles are suspended throughout the brew and collected on the bottom-indeed a bloody beer.Unfortunately-as I drink it-the novelty wears off and it becomes more cloying 7-8oz is great 8-10 is plenty 10-12oz is way too much
S- pale malt, vegetable juice (V8 like but not as thick), salt-well there you have it-what else to expect from a bloody mary beer?
T- Salt comes through the most initially with some tomato and celery over a pale malt base. A hint of pilsner like flavor comes through for the finish along with more salt and celery, and a mild peppery spice. A hint of salt and pilsner flavor linger.
M- Medium to high carbonation and a light, crisp and drinkable body-salt is minimal.
D- I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. The thought of a bloody mary beer scared me-but this is light, drinkable, and impressionistic. Its everything I like about a bloody mary without the gross tomato paste consistency. Job well done by shorts. This is 8.5%? No I dont believe that.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-06-2011 00:40:26
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from badnewsbeers. Ruddy orange body, thin, dissipating off-white head. Spicy vegetal nose with tomato, peppercorns, and horseradish. The body begins bitter and vegetal, with alcohol notes that really do give the impression of a bloody mary. The flavor profile opens up after the initial surprise of spice and alcohol, and features notes of tomato, horseradish, peppercorn, and celery seed, finishing with tart tomato skin. The concept is executed well, but I prefer a real bloody mary, or a more discernible barleycentric brew.
arminjewell (5584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Orange pour with thin off white head. Aroma is mainly dill, with some tomatoes, horseradish, celery salt. Taste is some rotten tomatoes, dill, horseradish, and even more dill finish. Wow, glad I tried it, but really not good.
Tmoney99 (9957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy reddish golden color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy bloody mary aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice tomato sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to surlytheduff on BA. Cloudy light reddish color, like a Bloody Mary almost. The aroma is very interesting, peppery with tomato, dill, pepper, and mild alcohol. The flavor is also unique, very Bloody Mary like, with tomato, dill, horseradish, and pepper - I really get it all. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation and a spicy tingling mouthfeel. A weird beer, but dammit, they hit what they were going for.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy rust-orange hue with a medium head. Tons of sediment. Nose is tomatoes, pepper, and dill, I donít get any horseradish. Tastes...pretty much like a bloody mary thatís been watered down by an amber ale. Itís actually not horrible, despite every bone in my body telling me it was going to be. Itís also really weird and not necessarily in an enjoyable way, but whatever. Itís different. Iím sure thereís someone out there whoíll like it, itís definitely not up my alley. Thereís some sweet elements, a lot of savory from the tomatoes and other bloody mary ingredients, and a hint of pepper on the finish. This one gets bonus points for not being a disaster of flavor.
BigBeer45 (1199) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 Bottle, sampled in a Gulden Draak large tulip,
pours a hazy-murky brown red-orange with a one finger white head,
this beer had aromas of tomato, vegetable and faint spices (celery & pepper) with toasted malt in the background,
the flavors consisted of tomato and vegetable with faint spices, and faint toasted malt in the background,
this beer does not have a big bitterness at the finish but there is a little spice heat that appears to come from the Horseradish and pepper,
medium mouth feel,
an interesting beer, not a great beer, not a bad beer, but a healthy beer.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange-copper pour with minimal head and lots of chunky sediment floating around in it. The aroma is fairly malty without a lot of hints of what lays within. The tomatoes and celery salt are most evident, but still fairly mild notes with little hints of pepper and horseradish. The flavor is most definitely that of a good bloody mary with a clean, balanced malty beer background. Thereís lots of tomato upfront and then the saltiness of the celery salt comes and and it finishes with a little kick of spice from the peppercorns and horseradish and the dill just lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is not what I would have expected. Itís really just a medium body with moderate carbonation like a good marzen.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a hazy reddish gold with a thin head. Aroma is pepper, tomato, dill, and pretty much a lighter version of a bloody mary. Flavor is pleasant, tomato and spices evident. You really have to enjoy a bloody mary to like this beer.