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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (465) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a hazy (chill haze?) brown. Head is off white quickly dissipating reduced to a ring throughout the drink. Nose is peppery. Taste is medium malty sweetness revealing a Belgian yeast structure. Then the low bitterness hits followed by the heat of the habanero peppers at the back of the throat. Drink a few sips and the habanero pepperiness fills your mouth. The balance between all the elements is amazing. The habanero lingers in time but never eclipses the malty sweetnees and the yeast structure. They have produced a beer that is well balanced with very powerful elements. Congratulations! Tasted at the brewery and in a growler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On draft at the brewery, I like spices so this one was a easy winner, the perfect amount of heat that lingers in the. Back of your throat, good amount of chilli up front

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
This beer was a fun pour with immediate hotness. The spiciness stayed on throughout the drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Drôle de bête cette bière, son arôme de sauce spaghetti épicés me laisse un peu songeur mais en même temps sa complexité est vraiment spéciale. La première gorgée est dominée par la morsure du chili mais aussitôt passée, la chaleur laisse place à un liquide franchement bien conçu. Le nectar d’agave et le seigle sont un match presque parfait un fois que les piments s’installent, ça me donne assurément des idées de brassins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will! Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is habanero peppers, pepper, and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with agave, peppers, and fruit. Not too much heat, easy to drink, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a slightly murky deep reddish brown color with a huge off white head that persists forever leaving moderate lace on the way down. Smells of spicy rye and peppery yeast phenols with a sweet lightly bready and caramel malt base with a hint of dark fruit. I can’t find any peppers in the nose, they must be subtle. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with spice and rye providing balance. I found the pepper and it comes in lightly in the middle and lingers long into the finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. Nice brew, I could have used a bit more pepper but I enjoyed it just the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5628) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle shared by J at the Monmouth Park gathering. Poured a deeper amber that was slightly muddy with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma was solid, notes of peppers, bready and rye toast, sort of rye pepper bread. Palate was spot on, medium body average carbonation with solid pepper heat on the end, this is in 95* temps too. Flavor of grains, bread, peppers, touch of wort, rye toast. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Cheers, John! Pours a hazy brown-amber with a beige head. Nose is big agave syrup- herbal/ earthy syrup sweetness followed by some fruity quality, and maybe some earthy peppers. Flavor starts off sweet then progresses to drier from agave to a bit of rye and then the assertive peppers kick in- right to the throat and burn for a little bit. One of the more assertive and aggressive pepper beers I’ve tried.Light to medium in body with ephemeral sweetness and lingering habanero burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
On draught around Boston and at the brewery, 2013/2014
Chestnut brown body shows a good clarity with light auburn tints to it. Light beige/tan head is well-retained, especially for a chili beer.
Light biscuity/nutty malt and rye notes in the nose, with a hint of sweetness and a bit of chili pepper-like spiciness on the end. A touch of fruitiness from the yeast esters. Very mellow and softened by the yeast, as claimed.
Spicy rye and red pepper notes up front with a soft, supple body and creamy, tight carbonation. Light vanilla and cream-like maltiness balances perfectly and the slow building but very spicy habanero burn kicks in on the finish. Assertively spicy but really nicely balanced and drinkable (assuming you can handle chili pepper heat). One of the best chili pepper beers out there. It’s great that they put a lot in to the beer aspect of it, and it shows.
It’s a shame seeing all these worthless Danish ratings of the beer. Wish they could all just be deleted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours cloudy, rich gold with a fine, white cream head. Dried green chilies in the aroma with hints of citrus. Light-medium sweet flavor with quick, up-front chili pepper heat, then some doughy bread and hints of brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Sturdy chili pepper finish with mild yeast and rich, lightly doughy bread, some toasted sugars, hints of cocoa. Pretty decent chili beer. Hot, certainly, but not outrageous. I thought it was good.

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