VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really have no idea what Iím getting into with this beer. Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo and I picked up what I initially thought would be your basic Mexican Lager (Cerveza is Spansih, after all). But a closer inspection of the label informs me that this is a berr with green chili flavor. No other pertinent information is available, which means no ABV, etc. Let me just say that Iíve had my share of chili beers that Iíve liked (Rogue Chipotle, Weston Labs #2, Flat Branch Green Chili, etc.), but more often than not theyíre revolting (Cave Creek Chili Beer). Letís see what this guy has to say. Pours a light straw thatís crystal clear, with a big foamy head that dies as quickly as it begins. So far so good. It looks like beer. First aroma is stale green chili and not much else. First taste is weird. Thereís this very metallic and mineral aftertaste and not much else, except maybe a little bit of chili heat (nothing overwhelming) at the end. Second taste yields a bit more flavor, as both the beer character and the green chile flavor are finessed. Iím glad this thing isnít the palate destroyer that I had feared when first opening the bottle, but Iím also a bit disappointed that itís not a bit more substantial. This beer would be killer with some nice pork tacos or other spicy Mexican food. On itís own itís a little bit of a let down.
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle, no freshness date noted.
Hazy golden with no head and no lace.
Roasted green chili dominates, but here is some skunky stuff underneath.
Not much going on in the flavor department. Mostly mild roasted green chili.
Finish has nice low and slow burn, needs some pork. Might be better as a marinade, or maybe an accompaniment to some Juevos Rancheros.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear, bright golden color with a small white head and a few floaties that settled to the bottom of the glass. The head dissipated pretty quick. Lacing is faint and short lived. Very light carbonation. Aroma is canned green chilies. Flavor is light green chilies and very lightly sweetened malt. There is no heat to this beer compared to Cave Creek Chili Beer. Light to medium body. I couldnít find anything unpleasant about this beer. I donít know what everyone is crying about. This is a decent CHILI BEER. It would be great for cooking. Drink it for what it is.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle with many thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of chili pepper, malt and corn. Taste of water, chili pepper, malt, corn and rice cakes. Light body. The chili pepper is rather mild throughout.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Yellow goldiah color. Light white head. Nice pepper aroma. Nice pepper taste also. No heat. Very drinkable.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours golden with no head and very little lacing. The chile aroma predominates, masking other potential notes. Taste is more like chile pepper juice without the heat than beer. Fizzy on the palate.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. brown bottle. A very clear golden beer with almost no head. The aroma is lightly bready and slightly sour. The taste has just enough chili to notice with a decent amount of heat.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold pour. Aroma of lager and chili peppers. Flavor is corn, anchos, sweet grain. Points for uniqueness.
bhensonb (13506) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours gold with a white head. Medium chile aroma. Rather thin body. Flavor is a bit bready, and then thereís chile. Ok SHV beer. I could stand a bit more chile, but it tends to accumlate with time.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted then chugged on ratebeer chat. Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma is green chilis, malt and water. Flavor is green chili, vegetables, water and malt. Hot, slightly sick, and malty. Not as much heat as cave creek, but still pretty gnarly.