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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (833) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Yellow brown with a huge off white head and floating particles. Fresh jalapenos, vegetal, wheat and more peppers. Flavor has an initial green stemmy flavor and then opens straight up to peppery heat. This is reminiscent of their ghost face killah in that it is very spicy to the point that you almost want another beverage just to wash it down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9153) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. (Bruisin Ales) Asheville, NC.
Hazy golden colour with a bubbling white head which disappears very quickly. Chilies... chilies and... chilies in the aroma. Actually there’s some toffee sweetness behind the chili aroma. The flavour is first beer and then just burning chili... it burns.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 Initially rated 10/16/2014......fixed typo in 2015....... Abundance of chilies. Not hot, but very peppery. Too much pepper by itself, this really needs to be eaten with chili. Well done for a gimmick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"huge pepper aroma hits you as soon as the top is popped. looks like a cloudyish macro lager. the taste is ok at first...lots of chilies but the beer underneath never makes an appearance, and it isn’t very spicy, but burns the throat on the way down. cool as a novelty and smells great if you like peppers, but the drinkability is super low. glad i shared the bottle. cool concept that needs to be toned down a bit."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Raw pepper juice in the aroma with not much else. Hot and spicy pepper juice in the flavor. Couldn’t taste any actual beer. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1252) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Slightly hazy straw hue with white head. Aroma is huge chilis, jalapeños, seranos, straw. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and good carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a spiciness throughout the finish and lingering in the back of my throat. Overall this is a great chili beer with a log of depth!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Damnit. Why am I doing this. From the first ounce out of the bottle I know I am not going to enjoy this. Nose is all peppers, but there is a depth of pepper variety. Taste is, well, close to vomit in my opinion. Not quite vomit, but close. All peppers, with an extremely bad beer base. Two sips and the rest is bye bye.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2539) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12oz bottle into the "hot" snifter from some other place besides DLD 2013 - Nose is spicy peppers. Heads goes away quickly. Heat kicks in but yes is not overpowering. A sipper of a beer. Heat does not stick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Hazy gold pour with a somewhat thin, soapy off white head. Aroma is loaded with earthy, fruity, earthy and toasty pepper notes along with some roasted pepper notes and a slight malty sweetness. Flavor is pretty much the same but with a lot of chili membrane flavor thrown in and less roasted chili than the aroma. Light to medium body with a slick feel up front, a moderate capsaicin heat, light, blanketing and persistent carbonation and slightly goopy finish, that is probably from my body throwing lots of saliva in there in response to the heat. Meh, not great over all, but I could see it going well to compliment certain meals, mostly fatty American style Mexican food, though chunky curry stews or even sashimi could be interesting accompaniments.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Big chili aroma, both kind of a vegetable aroma plus a smokey aroma as well. Flavor is green chili and smoked chili, plus some heat. Kind of tasty, actually.

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