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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Last year we added some fatali peppers to an oak barrel of Four, lending it a fruity flavor and some heat as well. We enjoyed that batch quite a bit and plan to do a blend of three barrels this go round, all of which were brewed at different times ranging from April 2009 to just a month ago (December 2010). The barrels also have different yeasts and bacteria in them as well which should make for a pretty complex profile.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10608) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of lightly sour peach, pear. Taste is softly sour grapefruit, stone fruits. Tangy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bright, hazy yellow pour with a nice white head. Up front you get the tartness, the yeasty saison goodness, some lacot sourness, unripe stone fruit, white wine notes and then it hits. Slowly but surely, the peppers creep in and let you know they are there. Perfect balance of heat to sourness. Loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle from Brewery Creek. Crazy and yummy. Frosty golden yellow body with a small white head. Some lace. Funky aroma. Sourness and spice drives good drinkability.Grapefruit, lemon,vinegar and sugar. Best Uplands yet, despite big carbonation. A little bretty, a beer soup.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
750mL thanks to brainlair! Pours a glowing, neon yellow with medium, white head. Nose is limeade, more fresh citrus, meyer lemon, so fresh with yellow nectar fruits- starfruit. Taste is lightly spicy, some citrusy heat, excellent sweet cream butter, fresh dough, very refreshing with muted/easy to suffer pepper heat. Palate is quenching, limeade, super doughy and fresh. Mild yellow chili pepper heat is so boss. I love this beer- so gooooood.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
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.


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