RateBeer
Home >

New England Zapata Bot

 (RETIRED)
overall
94
64
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


HonusWagner's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1406) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charule (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pour thanks to stakem at voodoo barrel release. Tequila barrel noted. Not for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3013) - Harrison, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5483) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10720) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1988) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1912) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3843) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2011
In short: A sharp and citric IPA with a spicy woody dryness. Tasty, unusual and fun.
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011, Night Of The Barrels
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a small white head
In long: Aroma has citric hops, notes of mangos and something kind-of-woody and “different” that surely came from the tequila barrel although I would have never guessed tequila barrel without reading the description. Taste is fruity (pears, mangos, lemon), citric lemony bitterness, spicy notes, dry woody finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Strange, very tasty and actually surprisingly refreshing. I liked that strange beast. Kudos to New England Brewery for going through with this strange idea of putting an IPA in tequilla barrels, these guys have more balls than the Rockefeller Center christmas tree.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50