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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Brewerís Reserve.
An amber ale spiced with fresh Serrano Peppers, pleasing to both the nose and palate. A great beer for casual enjoyment and perfect for food pairing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (308) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 weird stuff....tons of pepper but taste is actually good...paired very nice with the enchiladas at big ten restaurant in Hopkins, Minnesota...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (593) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours light brown with huge tan head that lingers. Immediate pepper in the nose, much like a sweet bell pepper or roasted red pepper hints of caramel. Medium light carbonation, oily texture, sweet pepper flavors, smoke, light capsicum, enough to build throughout the beer, but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! My heart goes out to you ... Pours a amber orange with a thin white head. Aroma has spicy peppers, some caramel and light spices. Taste is of peppers, light earth, some caramel and some heat. Medium bodied with heat in the finish. Jalapenos are strongest early in the aroma and late in the swallow. Decent pepper ale effort. 13.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1343) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 I?ll start by saying I am surprised how well balanced this beer is for the high serrano chili content... However that doesn?t mean it?s good in beer. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of serranos, light caramel, faint floral esthers and spicy serranos on the finish. Taste is serranos up front with caramel malts, more Serrano, more serranos and a big fiery finish that?s lighty bitter too...medium full body with a lot of chili pepper and burning. Great balance but not what I want in a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/4/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lacing cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of spicy/vegetal peppers, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and herbal/pepper earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of serrano pepper and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of spicy/vegetal peppers, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and herbal/pepper earthiness. A fair amount of pepper spiciness and light heat on the finish; with lingering notes of spicy pepper, light caramel, toasted bread, grass, and herbal/pepper earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of serrano peppers and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Has a fairly dry finish as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pepper amber ale. All around good balance and robustness of serrano peppers and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the modest pepper spicing. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at Logans Alley - pours a deep copper . Fresh pepper aroma . Taste is nothing more than fresh Serranos with a nice mild lingering heat . If you're into pepper beers , this is you're session ale . Nice ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
chucklemation (570) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a golden brown with a light off-white head. Aroma is pure pepper, almost like tabasco sauce. Flavor is the same, with some heat. There is very little enjoyment here. Iíve found pepper spice good in beers that donít devote their entire flavor to the spice, such as Stoneís Smoked Porter with Chipotle Pepper and Right Brainís Thai Peanut, but here itís almost undrinkable. Iíd rather not drink a beer that has me confusing it with hot sauce.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dreamflower (600) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Shared with northropfrye. This beer has an aroma, all right -- the aroma of peppers. Which, to me, does not translate well to beer. Though I might have enjoyed this more if Iíd had it with gazpacho... Anyway, I just just smelled and tasted pepper -- and without the heat, which is what I thought the point was. The beer looked okay and the palate wasnít bad, but overall, this beer seems like a bad idea to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2323) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Barley Brothers Stadium. Not as extreme as ghost face killAh. Still Iím not sure hot peppers contribute much to beer. Okay. A bit hoppy a bit hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish orange pour with a smaller soapy white head. I usually dislike pepper beers, but this is one of the better ones Iíve had. Plenty of pepper character in the aroma and taste, yet the heat is a bit restrained (thereís still some there, though).

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