Night Shift Viva Habanera
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Rye ale brewed with agave nectar and aged on habanero peppers ABV: 7.0% Brewed with rye malts that bring their own natural spice, this invigorating cerveza gets its zesty kick and peppery flavor from habanero peppers that we add after fermentation. Agave nectar, produced in Mexico, helps to sweeten and lighten the body, while our Belgian house yeast strain tempers the beer’s fiery disposition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkun (792) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with minimal head. Caramel, autumn leaves, brown sugar. Medium body with decent carbonation. Spicy finish. Decent beer with interesting finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Tap at the source. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Smells of malt and green vegetables. Flavor is caramel malt, then peppery spice, then cooling sweet. Leaves a little hotness in the finish. Does well at what it is, but I wouldn’t want to sit down with a full pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (739) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap. Clear copper brown with a foamy beige hear. Aromas of vegetables, spicy pepper, and light malt. Flavor is the same, the spice kick is upfront with a malty vegetable finish. Medium bodied, lingering heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Draft at brewery. Orangey amber with a nice off-white head. Holy habaneros, batman. Hard to make out the other elements (some toasted malt, caramel, honeyish) with the intense chili spice overwhelming this. The fruitiness of the habanero does complement the esters from the yeast nicely. But for me, this was just a sampler, not a sipper. Too unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (549) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium light tan head. Smells of peppers and tastes the same. Spicy spicy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ModeEngage (149) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours brown shot through with amber. Pillowy head. Pretty beer. Sweet on the tongue. Burning note creeps up the back of the throat. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Refreshing and spicy, this brew’s soft bubbling and dryness benefits from balanced peppery rye and habanero peppers in the second half.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the hazy blond.
-Chili dosage is on the moderate side, which I appreciate.
-This is another Night Shift brew which is great for many types of food pairings.
-Drinkability is quite high.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Really intersting beer. The rye spice comes through on a complex malt profile. Bready and caramel with a lot of habanero heat. Finishes with tons of spice and moderate sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3029) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a hazy amber with a huge tan head...very foamy. Aroma smells of raspberry and peppers. Flavorhas agave up front...still raspberry-like...vegetal and hot habanero notes with a touch of rye spice. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/agave/pepper...a bit like a habanero fruit jam flavor...good heat to this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. No head. Aroma: pebbery and full of chili. Flavour. Chili, pebber, some fruits and some sweetness. Quite thin bodied. Ends full of chili. Not balanced and shaped after my tastebuds. Too much chili dominance.

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