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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
A light German-style beer made with Anaheim chiles and smoked Ancho peppers. A 2006 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal winner in the Fruit and Vegetable Beer category and a Wynkoop specialty.

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Smells like someone dropped pickled jalapenos in my beer...not really an aroma I prefer from my beer. Golden in color with little white head. Tastes like a golden ale with slight hot finish; not as bad as it smells.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3272) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2015
12 oz. can. Opens a moderate gusher. Pours a moderate, poorly retained white head, over a clear, effervescent, dark gold (SRM 6) body........ nose is green chile, very slight hints of smoke, cereal, minimal hops, balance to the chile........taste is moderate green chile, mild chile heat, light base malts, ending with mild lingering chile heat, with vague hints of hop bitterness.......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is a very subtle chile beer. The chile aroma and flavor are there with only minimal chile heat. The base beer is very light in both the malt and hop back bones, with the resulting creation being a very simple beer. BJCP 6/2/10/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1603) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Draft at Ale House at Amato’s. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a thin white head. Malty aroma with a slight hint of spice. Smooth taste. Grassy feel with a light kick. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Can. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is of spicy peppers, green peppers, earthy. Taste is very hot pepper but no heat, lingering pepper finish, light body, a bit flat. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a classic golden color with a short white cap perpetually fed by carbination bubbles from the bottom. Big chile nose. Wet, but mildly astringent. Some carbonation burn. Chile flavors and that’s about all. But that’s fine with me. Love chile beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Slightly hazy, thin head, big chile aroma, fresh anaheim mostly. Green-tasting, fresh and balanced with just a touch of earthy ancho. Maybe some diacetyl kicking up late.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12oz can, brought to me by a co-worker who frequents Colorado. Poured a dark fizzy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was some light chile notes, smells like other chile beers. Flavor is roasted and smoked pepper, but there’s no heat at all in this one. Quite flavorful and enjoyable for people who like chilies and beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount. Gold and hazy with a white head and light lacing. Strong aroma of spicy hot chile peppers. Flavor is mild to medium heat with a light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
12 oz can. Pours hazy golden yellow with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is fresh chile peppers (Anaheim?).

The flavor is some sweet malts with chile flavor. It’s got a little heat but is pretty mild. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid mild chile beer. Good flavor, but not a lot of heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6753) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
GABF 2013
Aroma of green peppers. Flavors of fresh peppers
Nice, some heat but not much

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap @ Wynkoop. Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is really heavy on the spicy chili pepper and green pepper. Light grass, some mild malt sweetness, and a hint of fruit. Flavors of green pepper, chili heat, and some grass. A light malt sweetness and some earth. Pretty light flavor.

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