Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Israel for sending this along. My first Chile brew, cool.
I poured it into my Sam Adams glass it produced a finger worth of white head that diapered fast and left no lace. The brew was a light orange in color with tons of bubbles coming up from the glass.
The aroma was like smelling a bottle of hot peppers nice and fragrant. The flavor was an interesting pepper flavor with some sweetness to it as well. It has a nice light feel to it with enough carbonation for your tongue.
A real interesting brew I finished the bomber. I think that was enough for one sitting, but I will look for one in the future
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at TAP NY. Brewed with Jalapenos and Anaheims, this thing just shines. Pours an almost hazy golden amber with a bit of a white head. The nose is redolent with jalapeno heat and lots of fruit from the peppers, along with a touch of vanilla. Sweet, with a touch of heat, but nothing searing, and a lot of pepper fruitiness. Finishes with a little more heat, but again, nothing tongue killing. Had this not been recommended by a couple of other people who had been there on Saturday (I went on Sunday), I probably would have steered clear of this one. But I must admit, this was remarkably good for a chili beer. Really well balanced and with enough depth to make it a nice beer. Not sure if I’d be able to put away a whole bottle of it by myself, but the couple ounce sample I had was delicious.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet malts and jalapenos for sure. Taste is sweet with a hint of smoke and chili peppers a a hint of heat. Very balanced and well made beer. Would go great with a burrito or any mexican food no doubt. I paired it with a potato perogie with sweet caramelized onions. Sweet food spicey brew, great!