rondphoto (2022) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
taster @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear, dirty straw color, thin rim head, no lace. Taste might be malt - it’s hard to tell due to the suffocating entrance of hot chili peppers. There is no palate. There is no hop bittering. There’s just a strong dose of heat that lingers so long that it was 10 minutes before I could competently sample and judge the next beer.
shrubber85 (7608) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pepper and light barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Lightly sweet barley malt and moderately spicy hot pepper flavor. Actually not too bad - hot but not overwhelmingly so.
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This has it’s place. It’s a pale lager, but the Serrano chili aroma, flavor (to a slightly lesser extent) & the afterburn makes it way more enjoyable than your average pale lager. Murky pee yellow, otherwise something I wouldn’t totally mind having again, though I won’t seek it out. Low-medium heat.
Patrickctenchi (3668) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly hazy, light yellow-gold with a minimal white head.....and a dessicated cigarette-butt-looking pepper bobbling forlornly about.
Pepper, grain malt aroma.
Taste is a fairly substantial serrano burn...which increases gradually...
Grain alt, a bit of honey...
Honestly? It’s hot, but not ridiculously so....not a bad beer for the chili sub-style.
milewide (1514) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color. Little head or body. Chili in aroma, and overpowering in taste. Unique, and extreme!
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I may start requesting a serrano chili whenever I order a lager, as it’s certainly an improvement. Not as hot as I’d thought it might be, so actually allows some malty beerness through.
snoworsummer (2148) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Pours clear bright gold with no head and a pepper floating on the top. Smells like old vegetables, spice, dirt, not a good aroma. Taste is smooth and innocent at first, then like green vegetables, gradually building up to a fiery burn. Good pepper flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Would be great in cooking, but would definitely ruin your palate from tasting other things for about half an hour.
sonnycheeba (3561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with fizzy white head that quickly dissipates...and an actual chili pepper...definitely a first. Aroma is pale malts, heavy chili peppers, light toast, and light fruit esters. Flavor is pale malts, light sweetness, and then the spicy pepper notes build rapidly before completely taking over and leaving behind a satisfying burn. Light body and medium carbonation.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pale gold straw with a white head. No pepper, fruity malts, caramel, cardboard. Watery palate, tastes like Miller lite, big lack of pepper.
poisoneddwarf (1716) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle. Aroma consists of chili pepper and pale lager beer. Pours hazy pale gold with a medium white had that falls after a minute into a ring of foam; small chili pepper bobs around on top. Taste is spicy obviously, but there’s also a breadiness. The heat is pretty strong, but it’s not quite up there with Cave Creek or Stone’s Crime and Punishment; still, it’s leaving my lips burning. Body is thin, but the mouthfeel has a nice creaminess to it. Great chili beer for those who think Cave Creek and Crime and Punishment are too extreme, but still want some heat in their beer.