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RATINGS: 173   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Wow. What an amazing beer! First, the beer greets you in the nose with a wonderful pepper aroma. Correction, slaps you in the face with a SPICY peppery aroma. And, this is coming from a slightly cloudy pale beer. The beer enters the mouth smooth, with a bit of pepper - not as much as the aroma would let on and leaves the throat with a bit of heat. This is truley a beer for hot pepper fans. There isn’t malt or hops for these peppers to hide behind! If you don’t like peppers or don’t think that peppers have any place in beer, there is some simple advice a sage friend of mine said: don’t buy a pepper beer and expect it to taste like something other then peppers. The peppers in this beer come through amazingly well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1104) - Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Abundance of chilies. Not hot, but very peppery. Too much pepper by itself, this really needs to be eaten with chili. Wee done for a gimmick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - 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 (3502) - 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 (832) - 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 (1784) - 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 (2173) - 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 (1975) - 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 (5186) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (867) - Friona, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pale light yellow, light flakes and with almost no way of producing a head. Aromas of peppers (green and banana peppers LOL) with some grain and almost reminds of a sweet pepper sauce (duck sauce?). Flavors of green chiles, green pepper and light grain. Can’t drink this one to fast! Mostly the peppers dominate on the aromas and flavors. The heat is medium but can increase fast if to much is drank all at once. My first pepper beer (not including black pepper). Leaves a light grain/peppery/ hot aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
I must be in the minority to be one to appreaciate a pepper beer. Pours a hazed medium yellow. Pepper aroma,roasted red pepper,pepper vegetable. Taste is smooth then pepper then some heat on your lips back of throat and upfront some. Has some malt but pepper overpowers most any malt flavors. Good heat. I like it though I would like to say its hard to finish one sometimes and I wouldn’t have more than one and on occasion. I think it would go good with a hotdog and would like to try it with tacos. Pretty good pepper beer. Nice heat.

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