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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Grown from humble beginnings. . . born of two cultures. . . Zapata Bot is New England Brewery’s famed Gandhi Bot--aged in tequila barrels for an extra kick. Guaranteed to cause a revolution in your mouth. Viva Zapata Bot! Editor’s note: The beer spent six weeks in the barrel, and was dry-hopped with Simcoe and Ahtanum hops throughout. Limited to 713 bottles at the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2014
500ml bottle (2014 release - bottle 773/1000) in a tasting glass. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney and floral hops, some oak and tequila, pale and caramel hops, with some hints of alcohol and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the base beer and tequila barrels. Average texture. A cool interpretation of the base beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charule (2160) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pour thanks to stakem at voodoo barrel release. Tequila barrel noted. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft sample at EBF. Lightly fruity pale ale character with slight hints of oak, agave. A curious stylistic decision, but fits the bill of Extreme in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

Bottle #463/713

1/05/2011: New England Zapata Bot... Aroma: Lemon-lime citrus peel; tequila? Appearance: Hazy golden color; average carbonation with some fine sediment; frothy, fading white head. Flavor: Interesting combination of citrus and faint malts; spicy (peppery) hops; dry tequila in the finish as well as some alcohol. Palate: Medium-light; smooth; average mouthfeel. Overall: I didn’t realize that this beer actually WAS aged in a tequila barrel prior to smelling and tasting it, but it definitely comes through! My first tequila barrel beer... Beer + tequila = weird combination, but it is starting growing on me... eh, not really!

500 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #33 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8996) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Cletus (consumed Jan 2011). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma has grapefruit and citrus that favors lemon/lime, sweeter caramel malts, a different woody character that can only be the influence of the tequila barrel and mild spicy notes. The flavor has a unique quality to it as well, no doubt from the tequila barrel; caramel malts, lemon/lime citrus, wood, white pepper, spice. Very interesting; my first beer from a tequila barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17271) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 1, 2011
Der hopfige Antrunk wirkt durch die schmeckbaren Tequillanoten nicht ganz frisch, dafür etwas holzig und mit angenehmer Würze. Im Mittelteil verstärkt sich die Holzigkeit, auch die Tequillanote ist hier deutlich stärker geworden. Der Hopfen ist stärker, wirkt aber weniger stark als die Kombination der zuvor genannten Aromen. Nach und nach verschlingen sie den Hopfen geradezu und lassen nur eine geringe, dafür aber blumige Note hervor. Interessant holziger Abgang, der Alkohol kitzelt ganz leicht in der Nase. Minimal rauchiger, ansonten hopfig-holziger, angenehm weicher Abgang und Nachgeschmack. 8/12/13/12/9/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to Cletus! Hazy apricot colored pour, little carbonation, tons of floaties and an aroma of booze and bitter blood oranges. Flavor is some bitter hops, then mellow tequila, more bitter orange, apricot and finished with a boozy tequila margarita aftertaste. Extremely unique and enjoyable, really glad I got try this one. Trade big for this one if you need to.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle to snifter thanks (DalzAle). Pours is hazy bright amber with floaties and a white soapy head that fades to a collar. Aroma is awesome peaches and appricots, passion fruit. Taste is bitter pine and grapefruit with a subtle caramel sweetness. Palate is full and creamy with a chaulky dry finish. Awesome, please give me more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4102) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
500 ml bottle from Iowaherkeye. Nose is earthy, citrus, light amounts of alcohol (tequila), and a hint of pine. Clear dark gold with a medium light beige head that lacesa lightly. Flavor is woody oak, tequila, bitterness, and lemony citrus. Finishes lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Draft at EBF. Pours a golden body with a white head with light retention. Aromatically i get big tequila notes as well as its wooden undertones. A solid dose of hops grassy dry and chewy wit a hint of pine. Nice fruit tones pears, grapefruit, and bitter rinds. Nice chewy bitter grass and grapefruit tones with a nice tequila finish. Very good.

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