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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Thanks Brian for sending this my way! Bottle 157/713 A- Body is a somewhat murky pale amber hue. Pours with A 1/2 finger foamy bright white head. Traces of lacing are left behind in the glass. S- Nose is good and quite interesting. Citrus and tropical fruits are the highlight with an almost equal amount of tequila behind it-a faint hint of pine also comes through. T- Flavor is milder but very similar to the nose. Lots of fruit upfront-grapefruit, orange, mango...etc. with mild tequila in the background. The finish is almost all (moderate) tequila flavor with citrus and a mild kick of pine and spicy hops in the background- the barrel is there-but barely detectable. What lingers is a slight tequila heat, some pine resin and a touch of fruit. M-Medium slightly soft carbonation and light body that is both smooth and tequila consistent. D- This is good, very interesting brew. It really has a margarita feel to it-and I like Magaritas. The tequila is good-but a little hot. I do wish this brew weren’t a one time thing and Id like to see more tequila brews out there. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-20-2010 19:16:53

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2010
500 cc bottle, shared by iowaherkeye. Pours light copper with small whitish head. Tequila aroma is apparent right off the bat. Also with spicy herbal hop aroma. Similar flavors with sweetness of tequila upfront and finishing with bitter hop and slight astringency that’s not too overpowering. Unique and really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2010
50 cl bottle 401/713 via trade with Cletus - Pours a cloudy light golden color with a thin, bubble white head. No real lacing to speak of. aroma is esters, hops, and tequila. Flavor is sweet esters, hops, and tequila. Light to medium body. This beer is different for sure. It’s good though. Thanks John.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Thanks riversideak! Milky creamy yellow gold, small white head. Blanco tequila aroma mixed with citrusy hops and the suggestion of lime. Wet with tequila that bookends the lemony middle, sharp and a bit hot in the finish. Great concept.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Wonderful nose. Citrusy, juicy, tequillay. Smells amazing. Light dank, earth, dough, more citrus. Pours hazy orange, great head sticky lace. Oranges, lemons, limes tequilla, pale malt, dough. Earth . Lingering citrus, light tequilla. Like a tequilla sunrise or taking a shot followed by a lime. Really damn good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
500ml bottle, thanks Alex! Pours a hazy golden with a small loose head. Wow, interesting nose for sure. The tequila really come out, the hops just add a complementary citrus zest with really no malt or yeast at all. Tequila, lime and lemon citrus from the hops with dry wood and peppering on the end with tequila finish. So damn unique and would love to try more ipa tequila experiments.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle shared with mattyb83. Pours a super clean, light orange with a small white head that dissipated down to a slight film. Very interesting aroma of watermelon, citrus, and a little bit of booze. The body is very will rounded and soft. It seems the barrel aging moved the emphasis on sweetness and less on bitterness. Honeydew melons, grapefruit, and just a hint of tequila comprise of the flavor. Balanced, pleasant, and all around interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle courtesy of my secret santa blklab2007! Pour is light orange in color with a small white head. Sweet citrus aroma of what seems like candied grapefruit and orange. Some alcohol is present, too. Taste is on the sweeter side with just a minimal amount of bitterness in the finish. Sweet, juicy fruit candy flavor with a little bit of a bite and warmth towards the finish. Loads of fruit flavor in this beer. I’m not much a tequila drinker, but this is definitely a step up from regular gandhi-bot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Wow - Chalsk is going to be so jealous about this one. It pours golden yellow with an amber hue and small white head. The aroma is sweet and boozy, clear sweet notes from agave that remind me of a super smooth tequila like the Tres Generaciones. It tastes pure at first like a light-bodied IPA, but then the flavors of the blue agave from the tequila barrels come in strong and settle on the palate in a soft way. This is truly unique and a great idea from New England - big thumbs up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2010
500 ml bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of tequila, oak, carmel, orange, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of tequila, oak, vanilla, biscuit, orange, pink grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lingering oaky tequila finish. Way better than I expected!

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