RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Brewed in the pilsner style, light in body, crisp and fresh, with just a kiss (beso) of Jalapeno. Judged as one of the best beers in America; Gold Medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival® for Herb & Spice beers in 1994, 1997, and 1999* (A.B.V., 5.5%)
*Cerveza Chilebeso was originally entered in the Great American Beer Festival® in 1994,1997, and 1999 as “Cerveza Chilibeso”

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

jake65 (4034) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Draft at Great Basin, Reno. Bold yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is mild and fresh with the chili peppers and hints of heat. Really clean and fresh pepper flavors. Seems like a good chili pepper beer to me has a bell pepper taste… this one has it too. Light heat, but it lets you know its there. One of the better chili beers I’ve tried for sure.

lkrndu (1) - - AUG 12, 2016 does not count
A really ugly beverage. Aroma hints at something better but the chile overpowers the cerveza; the mix is visual and sensory mud, very bitter and too sharp with chile gusto. And at that, the mix leaves no distinct palate-pleasing note. Avoid. (In fact we’d like our money back on our first bottle from Costo, please.) "1" ratings for taste, palate, or overall were forced by the form scripts; zero not an option unfortunately.

nealblind (2036) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Clear very light gold with lots of foam. Aroma pepper jack cheese, deep pepper. Tastes slight wheat, cracker tame flash of heat.

Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at the Reno source. Crystal clear bright golden yellow color. Nice aroma of freshly roasted peppers. Taste is peppery straw with light heat.

Sledutah (8082) - Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2016
On tap at the brewery <br Clear yellow/golden with a small white head. Aroma is mild peppers. Taste is light and crisp, some mild heat
Pretty good

bhensonb (16137) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at West Coast Invitational 2015. Clearly not the salsa version. Jalapeno aroma. Med body, nearly. Flavor is moderate jalapeno; a little pepper in the throat. Very nice. Not kidding!

slowrunner77 (13409) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 "i don’t know that i’d care for the light beer that’s under the chile flavor, but the chiles are always done well. That said, it is a little different each time, but always pretty good. Decent beer, good if you’re in the mood." Gotta up it a little as the 2015 bottle release is quite nice. Still inconsistent on tap, though.

dwyerpg (6582) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Apparantly this has quite the reputation around these parts, but like all chile beers, I just don’t know why. Smells very strongly of chile, despite the name. The flavor is much less of chile, but way too much for me. Ick.

jcwattsrugger (12581) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
on tap-pours a thin white head and yellow color. Aroma is chile. Taste is chile with slight heat, sweet light malt. Clean.

kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Draft @ Great Basin. Pours a clear, pale straw color; thin white head with patchy lacing. Strong, fresh note of jalapeno in the aroma; nicely peppery, very light heat. Medium mouthfeel: the jalapeno note is really the only thing going on here, but it’s clearly expressed: fresh pepper, light-to-medium heat, like biting into a crisp green pepper followed by a chomp of jalapeno; well-expressed, clear show of the veggie. Nice work here. Lengthy finish: the sugar and lightly toasted grains fade quickly while the pepper flavor and heat (light) linger.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5