RateBeer
overall
27
32
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
2008-06-11. Hazy pastel yellow, thin film of a white head. Green peppers up front in the aroma, spicy, a lot of jalapeño nacho cheese dip character to it. Surprisingly bland flavour to start out, hot peppers in the back grow with each reluctant sip. Thin. Novelty, did not finish, but it was a lot less bad than it could have been. Bottle shared by Blankboy

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Kevin (thanks!). Poured a lighter yellow color with a very small sized white head. Aromas of, you guessed it, peppers (lots of different kinds) and mexican food. Tastes of peppers but not as strong as the aromas. The peppers where there but not in an overly offensive way. Thin body. Hey Tom, because of that comment, I’m going through my top shelf beers tonight :)

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Poured a clear golden color with no head and a minimal white head. Aroma of fresh green pepper, perhaps some corn and a bit of toffee as well. Taste was sweeter malt, a bit of corn, and a green pepper finish. Medium hot. Funny comment there Tom.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Nose-the best nose I have ever had in chili beer-very clean chili news with the chilies taking front stage. Body-clear gold with a thick ring of bubbles. Taste-very mild as compared to the news, no heat, cardboard, tiny amount of Ancho pepper. Too much Anaheim pepper and not enough habenaro. All in all, a damn nice nose with no taste to back it up. Thin, watery, too thin in the taste as compared to the news. Overall good pepper flavor but it needs more body and it needs some heat.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Thanks to hopdog, we are glad you opened this one with us while you are still living, because we would have been ticked if this one was still in the cellar when we finally landed it! Pours a...yeah...peppers and crusty Mexican food. Flavor was pretty much the same...actually more peppers in the aroma than the flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
The abominable Cave Creek Chili came to mind when I ran across this beer. I love Mexican food, peppers, salsa and the like, so I decided to give it a shot. Pours a clear yellow color with minimal head. Aroma is giant, consisting of Tostitos Salsa con Queso dip and water. The body is thin, and the taste is rather bland, some peppers, nothing much on the finish. Aroma is the best thing that this beer has going for it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2008
tap at the brewpub - Pours clear yellow and smells like a chili pepper. The flavor has a decent wheat ale under there, but it’s really dominated by the chili peppers. More subtlety probably would have worked better here. It beats the hell out of Cave Creek Chili beer, but that’s not saying much.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of warm roasted mixed pepper salsa that makes me hungry for some chips and salsa. Flavor is lightly sweet with corn, wheat, and light mixed chilly peppers. The finish provides a slight burn, although expected much more pepper flavor after the potent nose.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2007
The strong pepper aroma is evident as soon as the cap is popped. Pours a light hazy gold, watery with almost no head. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Malty and fizzy, with the consistency of a pale ale (think Rolling Rock) or lager. Tastes of carrots, allspice, and peppers. Finishes with a chile aftertaste. This beer smells better than it tastes, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Draft at Brew at the Zoo Benefit in Denver. Poured a slightly hazy golden color. Head was thin and white. Pleasant, distinct chile pepper aroma. There was only delicate spiciness on the tongue which dissipated quickly. There was a touch of sweetness at the end. Nice chile pepper flavor up front which gives way to fresh cereal grain and caramel. The chile aroma and flavor were nice, but I would have preferred a bit more burn.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page   1 « 12 13 14  15  16 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50