BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very little if any head. Murky reddish clay in color. Aroma of tomatoes, peppers, overall fresh garden smell. Taste definitely fresh garden tomato taste with slight peppers stretching to find the horseradish on my palate. Interesting beer definitely a must to try once. Have never tasted anything like it, for what it is, it truly is an accomplishment.
deyholla (7638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Kyle. Pours cloudy amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of tomatoes, celery seed and horseradish to give a light bloody mary note. Flavor begins with tomatoes and the the spices take over to give an odd horseradish finish. Really didn’t work for me.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Murky reddish orange pour. No head. Aroma of tomato, dill, tobasco, meat and cheddar. Flavor of a zesty tomato beer. Definately getting some horseraddish and pepper. Some grassy and earthy characteristics. Enjoy the aroma a bit more than it’s flavor. Some greasy, meaty quality to the flavor profile. Interesting. Don’t need another tho.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I usually like shorts but this didn’t get it for me. It tasted like the pickled veggies you get at a middle eastern restaurant that went bad
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy translucent auburn with no head.
Aroma: Jose Cuervo tequilla, horse raddish and clamato.
Taste: Tequilla, clamato, horse raddish. Finishes acidic and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, very low carbonation.
Overall: Drain pour.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 8/5/10. 750ml Cork and cage. Clear yet mildly hazy. Brainy off-white head. Aromas of tomato juice and pepper. Subtle spices and mild vinegar. Medium bodied with a tangy flavor. Good dose of pepper and other spices. Mildly tart with a good amount of tomato acidity. Tangy and interesting. Dill pickle flavor marries well with the astringency and spices. This was surprisingly not too bad, but I think trying it once was enough.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by a generous RB at tpd975’s throwdown in December, 2009. Pours a murky reddish to amber color with thin white head. Aroma is light fruit and fresh veggies with notes of grain, cooked veggies, light funk, spice, pepper. Flavor is much of the same. LIght to medium body with a peppery, lightly boozy finish. Interesting.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. A very interesting beer. Pours a lightly hazed reddish orange with a frothy off white head. Nose is very reminiscent of a bloody mary....tomatoes, basil and other spices. Flavors of Tabasco, basil and tomato. I give it props for being different.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky red/brown. Nose is vegetables, tomato juice, hints of malt. Flavor is mild tomato flavor, sweet malts, veggies, black pepper, hints of spicy horseraddish. Strange mouthfeel. Better than I expected.
hopscotch (9965) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma offers a lot of tomato and a nice touch of cracked black pepper. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Bittersweet flavor. Boozy, warming finish.