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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17350) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a clear golden/yellow color with almost no head. On further inspection, this is pretty much flat. S: There is a rather intense fruitiness to the nose that seems to be of limes, lemons, and oranges. Sort of appropriate for tequila, I guess. There’s a bit of pepper, lots of oak, and even more tequila. T: Again, tons of tequila comes through on the flavor. There’s a fair amount of oak, too. Again, lots of citrus fruits like lemons and limes, and especially lemon peel. I get some grass notes in there as well. M: The body is medium with almost no carbonation whatsoever. D: I’m happy to say this was nowhere near as bad as I had feared, but I don’t think I’m really interested in trying it again. Not really a big fan of this treatment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottlen 326 of 713 thanks to Cletus; shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose is mild tequila, grapefruit rind and pine. Taste is malt, mild "no burn" tequila, lime and light pinewood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13476) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured cloudy amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop, lemon and pepper aroma. Medium to full body with slick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy spice bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13290) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
shared by jtclockwork Thanks James-500ml bottle-pours cloudy yellow with white bubbles. Aroma is mild pine, tequila, some light malt. Taste is alcohol, light fruit-peach/pear/lime, light malt. Better cool/cold. Bottle #326/713

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10074) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Phil. Pours a cloudy gold with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong agave and pine. Thin mouthfeel with strong agave, pine, citrus, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Sampled from the tap at NotB. Poured a clear gold with a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a note of tequila but was mainly pine hops with a grain/bread backbone. Flavor had an interesting combination of pine hops and tequila with a bit of bread backbone. Enjoyed the tequila barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Sour’d In September 2015. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Big citrus, musk on the nose. Medium-bodied, sweet citrus, soft alcohol. Warm. Full of earth and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9008) - 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.

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