anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Starbelly, San Francisco, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy chili aroma. Fruity malty sour tart funky spicy chili flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity sour spicy warming chili finish.
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of lightly sour peach, pear. Taste is softly sour grapefruit, stone fruits. Tangy finish.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Metro Liquor, Victoria
Cloudy blond color with creamy head. Strong sour aroma, fruity, some peach and vinegar. Smooth mouthfeel, dry; very sour flavor, a bit fruity; then the chili pepper kicks in, increasing the sour feeling.
The general impression is quite fresh, but the result is chaotic, and the chili is too much. And I’m not really convinced by the mix sour-hot.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a large white head that settles down to a thin layer and leaves some nice lacing.
S: Initially this pretty much just smells like the regular Four with a lot of lemon juice and lactobacillus. A touch of fruitiness, especially citrus, but then the peppers start to creep in and give off a spiciness and earthiness that is quite well balanced.
T: The tartness of the beer starts things off and is quite pleasing. The pepper flavor seems really subtle and for the most part I pick up pale malts and just a nice earthiness from the peppers. A few seconds after taking a sip, however, the peppers give off a nice heat that lingers in the back of the throat.
M: The body is light to medium with a moderate to high carbonation.
D: Not always the biggest chili beer fan, but the peppers played well with the tartness of the beer and were not overdone.
Oakes (14669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Legacy. Cloudy tan, no head. This has the usual tart upright stuff, and a shot of heat from the chile. Fun base beer, tart and tasty. Not sure how the chile goes with it.
bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Malt & Vine. Pours light hazy gold with a transient white head. Aroma of light fruit. Citrus. Med minus body. Flavor is lime with chilies. The chili accumulates. Capsaicin reaction. Works up on ya. It’s really good.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at my house. Pours orange with off white head. Nose/taste of chili pepper, tart fruits, lemon, funk, herbs and spices. Finishes with some sour lemon funk and mild chili pepper heat. Medium body. Odd and interesting use of chili peppers - well executed.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Small white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, Brett, some funk. Taste is medium sweet, funk, chile pepper -- definitely has some heat. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Ratman197 (12547) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy yellow with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of barnyard, straw, lemon zest and light fatali peppers. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart warming finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, barnyard funk and fatali peppers with a crisp dry tart warming finish.
mcberko (11870) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a small head. Oak barrels jump out the most on the nose, with sour fruits and yeast. Flavour beings with tropical fruits and citrus, with the sourness kicking in in the middle, with a HUGE spice kick at the end. Very interesting progression on the palate, but I’m not a fan of these spicy pepper-induced beers.