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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This light-bodied ale has an amazing chili aroma that jumps out at you. We infuse this beer with fresh Serrano, Habenero, Jalapeno, Anaheim, and Fresno chili peppers. Surprisingly, the chili flavor is strong but not overpowering and comes through without lending too much heat. Billy’s Chilies is a very drinkable beer and pairs perfectly with chicken, steak and especially tacos. It finishes dry with a spiciness that will leave you thirsty for more.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
GABF 2009: Superb chili nose coming off of a slightly hazed yellow beer with a somewhat spotty head. A medium-bodied beer this was...and some nice, spicy chili flavors coming from of this shit. The base beer was clean and had adequate body...and it was a pretty nice palate for that chili flavor. Very nice, congrats.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Hazy gold, with a lot of fine floating particles - the aroma is almost all peppers (earthy, lightly vegetal), but with a faint whiff of tangy wheat - the flavor is much the same - it showcases the flavor of the peppers, but with a fraction of their heat - don’t get me wrong, there is some spice, but not nearly as much as some other hot pepper beers - aside from the pepper flavor, however, there is not that much going on - just faint notes of the wheat beer underneath - but I suppose that it the point - we want to highlight the flavor of the peppers, and this beer does that quite well - quite approachable for the style.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
12oz bottle, no date. Poured a slightly hazy light golden with a small fizzy white head, fading to a thin ring quickly. Dominant spicy pepper/vegetal nose with faint sweet malts behind. Flavor is much the same with light tingles of heat scattered on my tongue and throat. By the end of the glass, it had built into a smoldering burn, not bad though. Minimal bitterness in the finish. Low to moderate fizzy carbonation with a watery body. Not that great of a pepper beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Had this one on tap while on vacation in Boulder. Poured a syrupy yellow that was not hazy, and had a head that disappeared into a halo in little time. Smelled of candied chilies. Almost like what I imagine a chili air freshener smelling like. Tasted extremely syrupy and heavy on just chili. Its a one note powerhouse of chilies and nothing else. Actually fun for the first sip, but then it just gets to be overkill. Actually very hot in your throat form the chilis, and spicy food doesnt faze me. It would be fun in 4oz servings, but just diarrhea fodder in larger servings.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 (Bottle). A clear bright golden color, no head, no lacing and very little carbonation. The aroma was overwhelmingly all chilies. The flavor exploded of peppers, chilies, and heat. I could feel the heat from the peppers coursing down my throat as I swallowed. The body was rather thin but harbored an amazingly big, hot, spicey, and peppery flavor. This whole "beer" is just interesting, but too one dimensional. It finishes...um...hot? Hardly resembles a beer, no malt character, no hop character, it’s just a liquid jalepno.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 (bottle). Pours a yellow color. Small white head. Strong chili pepper aroma. Strong pepper taste with light hops. Smooth finish, with chili pepper flavor that lasts in the back of the throat. Soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
[Feb 22, 2009]
On tap at the brewpub then again in bottles. Score of 24? No way. This is the single best vegetable beer I have ever had by a large margin. The pour is hazy gold with a small white head. The aroma is absolutely delightful. We’re talking real, true, genuine fresh pepper aromas. Deep hints at the sweetness of green pepper with the heat and bitterness of habaneros and jalapenos. It’s strong and sharp, almost like an IPA except with peppers instead of hops. The flavor is fantastic. Deep, complex bouquet of all kinds of pepper flavors make a crisply stinging profile which I welcome heartily. Yeah, it’s fairly spicy, it burns mostly in the back of my palate and down the throat, but it never gets out of hand. I had two bottles back to back and never thought the heat was overbearing. What I like about this is the amazing depth and genuine feel captured from the peppers. The palate is medium light and works very, very well on this beer. I bought a four pack to go from the brewery because of the uniquely delicious experience. This is easily the best chili beer I have ever tasted. I love it. What a well made, refreshing departure from the norm.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Had this brew at the All Colorado Beer Festival on 11/08/08. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and head. Aroma is like fresh roasted chilies. Taste comes on a light body with a bold fresh chili taste and a spicy bite on the end. This is the best chili brew I have ever had.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29084) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Draft. An unclear golden beer with a medium light orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of chili, that tears in the nose. The flavor is sweet malty with a nice medium strong chili note - not too much, but it still leaves a slight chili burn on the palate and tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Medium white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, sweet and spicy chili pepper. Taste is medium sweet, juicy chili peppers, "hot" but not overpowering. Light-medium body. A tasty fulfillment of what the label promises.


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