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Brewed from 1990 to 2008 by Black Mountain Brewing Co. Production transferred to Cervecería Mexicana in 2008 when the Black Mountain Brewing Co. ceased as a brewery.
"Golden, very low carbonation, pale lager with a whole chili pepper in the bottle."
Website: http://www.chilibeer.com/

3fourths' rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2004 Clear yellow, no head. Weak aroma of typical lager. I was wondering how bad it could be with an aroma so weak. Oh man. Start drinking and when the back of your throat starts tingling you realize that this is not a beer. This is someone as stupid as me who chooses to drink the juice left over in the jalapeno jar. How about a garbage can-water taste? Rancid? The heat isn’t there; it’s the awful feeling all throughout your mouth that makes this so bad. On a more serious level, of the handful of chili beers I’ve had, this one goes way to far. Simply disgusting. I want my $0.99 back.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Russo (1843) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2015
Pale yellow color almost transparent with a very thin head and a pepper inside! Aroma is chili pepper, very very very spicy. Flavor is awful! Pour pepper! High carbonation and watery body with a damn spicy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
King_Alex_II (523) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Chili smell. Golden lightly carbonated beer. The taste is chili dominated with a weak carrier beverage behind it. The aftertaste is as well chili dominated. Interesting, but not necessarily good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
SinH4 (966) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Golden color with no head. Aroma of chili. Nothing else. Taste of chili with bad lager in the back. Hellno!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours clear golden with a tiny white head and a chili. Aroma of lemon, spice and chili. The taste...it burns.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fisler (191) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Halleluja - ein Bier mit Peperoni in der Flasche. Im Shaker kein Schaum, kaum bis keine Perlen, gelb, hm und halt mit Peperoni. In der Nase Perperoni, oje. Im Trunk scharf, eigentlich nur scharf und wieder Peperoni. Im Abgang, wer errät es? Scharf und Peperoni. Ekelhaft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElDesmadre (2218) - Mikołów, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Well, this one was not too shabby. The beer was past its BBE, slightly oxidised in a honeyish way. No head whatsoever. The serrano pepper was responsible for the aroma and flavour mostly. Chili overkill basically, very hot but drinkable. Interesting beer/gadget.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
geologyguy (945) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Not much smell to this only a little bit of spice... The appearance is standard light beer but gains a point For the floating chilli inside! Taste is spicy, more than I would have thought for mass produced...beer taste is way in the background though...basically drinking chili water mixed with a crappy beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ST247 (450) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle @home. Pours clear golden with fast disappearing tiny white head and a chili. Aroma lemon, sole spices. Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel. Taste bit spicy, lemon, but also bit watery. It does have a nice spicyness in the back of your mouth.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
PMgep (98) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2015
This is just undrinkable. Chilli that burns in your mouth. Shared between me and two friend, half of the bottle was left.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Gimmick lager from a transparent longneck bottle - ominosity is all around. Yellowish golden blonde colour, cristal clear with steady fizz, but apart from some loose, snow white, fizzy bubbles, no head at all... A green chili pepper unexpectedly pops out of the bottle and dives into the beer during pouring. I have never encountered anything more solid than this in any beer, apart from the whole hop cone in Maagd van Gottem, so this does spark my curiosity. Disappointing and weak aroma of dull, sourish grains enhanced by the sourishness of a pickled pepper; cooked corn is omnipresent as well, and so is the peppery, sharp, almost pizza-like spicy smell of the pepper - and that is where it ends, more or less. Neutral, minerally, bland onset, some faint sourish graininess and corny sweetishness but very diluted; the only exciting thing happening here is the burning chili pepper spiciness popping up from the middle onwards and overpowering the rest of the palate, though the awful corny, sickly sweetness manages to remain noticeable just as well. This is among the weirdest beers I ever tasted; this is just another bland gimmick lager trying to be different with simple means. I’d classify this among the league of tequila- and rhum-flavoured lagers: the beer itself is as simple and cheap as possible, but takes its ’personality’ from one particular, exotic, ’unbeery’ ingredient dominating the whole thing. This particular example tastes like the blandest, simplest, most watery tropical lager with Tabasco added - at least conceptually not that different from e.g. Desperados in Europe, where an equally bland lager is pimped with tequila extract. One-sided, weird gimmick without any merits in a purely ’beery’ context, burning the tongue and throat... Weird experience. Undoubtledly awful, an abomination in many ways, but I happen to like capsaicin quite a lot - had this been flavoured with anything else than a chili pepper, I’d rank this among the worst beers I ever tasted. Just another gimmick, like the tequila- or rhum-flavoured bland lagers, this one just happens to hit a sensitive spot with me, the only reason I am rating it a little bit higher than its infamous brethren. By the way: being open to any kind of culinary experience, I tried to consume a piece of the green chili pepper obnoxiously and hideously floating around in my glass like a turd he whole time, but apparently it has lost all of its flavour and heat to the beer...

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