detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a clear copper-amber, topped by an inch or more of white foam. Decent head retention, very nice lacing. Nice jalapeño pepper in the aroma, very fresh and spicy. A hint of black pepper, or even very peppery/spicy hops is in there too. But what is surprising is the ‘beer’ aroma – behind, beneath, and all around the pepper, this thing also smells like a fine Czech pilsner.
Sure, the pepper is the most noticeable thing – spicy and hot (but not exceptionally hot), fresh and tasty. Seriously, this chile pepper flavor tastes like it was just picked from the garden. Apart from the pepper, this is one fine pilsner. The malt is dry and somewhat toasted, and the hops are nice and peppery – with a noticeable bitterness in the finish. Whatever the hops are (Saaz?), they are a perfect complement to the peppers. The body is on the light side, with excellent carbonation.
Better by far than Rogue’s Chipotle Ale, and as for that Drainpour Ed’s crap ZFCapital (5) - middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
best pepper beer ive had yet, had it at the great taste and the habenero comes thru nicely with the palumbos and penos. spicy but not to much to enjoy if u like spicy food. madvike (3271) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Hilldale - Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Nose is a bit of malty sweetness, honey and a nice pepper heat. Taste is the same, with a light grainy body and a peppery heat that builds and builds. Thin and light bodied. Good stuff. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2007
(Tap) Pours a golden color with a small white head. Very strong pepper aroma. Taste is pretty heavily based on habanero peppers. Extremely flavorful, yet bareable. It’s hard to detect anything else going on in the beer because of the pepper. It’s still probably the best pepper beer I’ve ever had! GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Draft at the brewpub (Fitchburg). Poured a clear golden color. Head was thin and white leaving only a little lace behind. Distinct chile pepper aroma and flavor with plenty of spiciness on the tongue. A light malty cereal grain aroma and flavor lay relatively hidden in the background. I’m a sucker for pepper pilsners and this one was as good as they come.
notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
This is a fairly well-done pepper beer - the nose doesn’t give much of a hint of the peppers or spice (mostly noble hops and clean pils malt) - the flavor starts out with the earthy taste of the peppers, followed by a strong spiciness which borders of overpowering, but never becomes too much - this mellows out near the end, and the clean, crisp flavors of the base beer come out - spice lingers in the finish - puzzl would really like this stuff. JPDIPSO (6238) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Light golden color with a small white head. Aromas of red bell peppers. Initail malt sweetness taken back by a warming habenaro kick that floats around and ask for another swallow. The perfect match to a mexican fare. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Draft at great Dane. Pours clear golden with white head. Nose of jalapeno, black pepper, and serrono, mild sweet honey base underneath. Flavor has long spicy thai serrono and jalapeno peppers. Spicy hop notes and honey base. Good heat that almost becomes too much. Enjoyed this one but I’m not sure how much I can drink of it. Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 8/15/16. Clear golden, thin fizzy tan head, poor retention. Aroma of fresh pepper notes, bready pale malt. The taste is fruity peppers, pale bready malt. Medium bodied, crisp, hint of lingering heat. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2006
The beer is Jalapeno, Habanero, Poblano peppers made into an oil that is mixed at 5 mL of juice per 1 gallon of Peck’s Pilsner. Pours to a golden body with a creamy white head. The flavor is spicy, peppery, saaz hops. Very unique and quite good. The aroma is typical. Hard to smell, light saaz hops. The palate is peppery oily at the back of the throat. Leaves a warming head. Crisp mouthfeel. Bonus points overall for daring to make a pepper beer and succeeding.