iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy brown orange color. . . Bubbly head. Aroma like smoked hops: some light orange and pine mixed with some smoked chorizo. Creamy on the palate, with a good amount of bitter hops. Malt takes over in the finish to offer a wonderful balance. There is a good hint of lingering spice, smoke and peppers. A unqiue beer, that offers a plesant change of pace and flavour.
3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 wonderfully structured smoke and chile beer. proper rerate pending.............................
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty orange color with a thick white head. The aroma was subtle...bitter hops, sweet malt, and a slight spiciness from the peppers. The flavor was more bitter and crisp. The spiciness comes out slightly in the aftertaste, but not as much as I had expected. The peppers really take a back seat to the malt/hops character. Maybe that's good, I mean how much chipotle pepper do you really want in a beer? Nice crisp feeling beer. I actually liked it better than the Rogue Oregon Golden Ale.
GermanBrews76 (675) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden body, straw color. Thin white head. Light and clean malt aroma. Hints of corn, a spicy and peppery. Funky cardboard taste followed by a toastey/dry finish full of zing. Definitely peppery, black pepper and red as well, Not too bad, a little weak in complexity though. I like hot peppers and dried peppers of all sort so I enjoyed this to an extent. I think it would rock with a phat cheeseburger, home made with a patty an inch thick and on some big, crisp yet chewy bakery roll and lots of lettuce, tomato and some good barbecue sauce. i'd normally pass on the cheese, but man they would just meld so well.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a very unique and original beer this is. I was expecting more of a punch on the tongue, but it really came out in the finish. The spiciness in addition to a better flavor would have been nice...but ill take it.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orangish with a decent sized white head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of malts, hint of caramel. The chipolte pepper taste comes only in the aftertaste. I would like to taste this one on tap...I had it in the bottle...I bet the peppers stand out more.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a crazy beer. Pours a deep brassy color, with a small white head. Smells sort of strange, like a lager or golden ale that was lightly smoked. The pepper flavor is undetectable initially, and just explodes on the tongue creating a sharp spicy bitterness unmatchable with hops. A slight tingle remains in the throat after you swallow, becoming more pronounced the more you drink. The pepper flavor isn’t obvious, but contributes more to an overall flavor that carries and compliments the standard beer ingredients. A real piece of brewing art.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is overly maligned on this site. Beautiful appearance with a fine hop aroma and flavor. Finish is a tasty of roasted, spicy peppers. A very light ale, but unique enough to enjoy for awhile. Fairly tasty.
Crit (3089) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 Hazy deep gold, lightly smoked nose.Tiny bead.Has a pleasant warm but not overpowering pepper flavor
Sparkling amber,lasting beige head. Perfumey pipe tobacco nose. Good body. Lightly perfumey, not much else.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I hope every chili beer is good. A wonderful malty/spicy beer with a subtle and wonderful spicy pepper finish. A wonderful change to mix it up and make it good.