Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Great chile beer. Their regular Billy is 5 chile pepper types, this adds hatch pepper, and it is smoked. Three eights head on yellow body. Big taste. The slight smoke in the nose draws one in.Some malting to make it drinkable. Best ofthree decent chiles on tap today.
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UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Incredible chili aroma! The smell of peppers dominates. My mouth is watering already. An orange-yellow color, its head does not last long. The flavor is pepper with supporting malt sweetness. Delicious! Not hot at all. This beer is all about the flavor of chilies, not their heat. Hops? Hops are a distant after thought and nothing this beer needs. The chili flavor takes the place of hops. The chili flavor is well done and is very satisfying. Iím a fan of chili beers, I have judged more home brewed examples than I can count, and this is by far the best one Iíve ever had. To capture the flavor and aroma of these chilies and have it as drinkable as it is is a real accomplishment. brnqq7 (1) - St Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2011 does not count
Iím not sure why others have reviewed this so poorly - they must just not like this style of beer. I found this beer to be absolutely wonderful. Me and several of my friends enjoy this beer very much and seek it out often. It has just the right balance of spicyness without being too hot, and also without being too dull. If you enjoy mexican food - with a little kick (not burn your mouth) then you should definitely try this beer as it is very good. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010
The subtle malt flavors of this beer compliment the strong but pleasant hot chili flavors and spices, The hops flavors are almost non-existent, but that works pretty well as the chilis do a good job of counteracting the sweetness of the malts. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Slightly hazy straw hue with white head. Aroma is huge chilis, jalapeŮos, seranos, straw. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and good carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a spiciness throughout the finish and lingering in the back of my throat. Overall this is a great chili beer with a log of depth!
andrewje41 (3752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Draft pour at the Colorado Plus Pub. Rating from my notes. Pours a cloudy peach yellow color with a patchy oily head. Wonderful spicy pepper aroma. I honestly believe I can detect all 5 peppers here. Itís officially a 5 alarm beer, and I love it. Mild pepper up front with a slow transition to a spice finish. Very well done. I love pepper beers. I canít help it. Nice sweeter balance to this. Loved it. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 Pours light golden with a small white head. Smells faintly of peppers and spice. Tastes Taste is instantly of spicy peppers with some generic pale ale tastes, without all the hops, and remains spicy all the way. Light-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Twisted Pine Billyís Chilies finishes with some strong pepper spicy heat. Overall this is a pretty good chili beer, but not the best Iíve had. jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2015
If you ever wanted a beer that smells and tastes like a fresh jalapeŮo, then look no further. Billyís Chilies managed to really hit the nail on the head with this off-beat beer. I wish it were a bit spicier, but it is otherwise everything I hoped it would be. It is a little bit of a reversal having one of these with mild food rather than a generic beer with some spicy food. It is absolutely worth trying at least once, and I will be looking to keep some in my collection, but Iím sure it is not for everyone...as evidenced by the average rating. NachlamSie (3467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
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Duke_Samson (3) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
On tap at the brewpub then again in bottles. Score of 24? No way. This is the single best vegetable beer I have ever had by a large margin. The pour is hazy gold with a small white head. The aroma is absolutely delightful. Weíre talking real, true, genuine fresh pepper aromas. Deep hints at the sweetness of green pepper with the heat and bitterness of habaneros and jalapenos. Itís strong and sharp, almost like an IPA except with peppers instead of hops. The flavor is fantastic. Deep, complex bouquet of all kinds of pepper flavors make a crisply stinging profile which I welcome heartily. Yeah, itís fairly spicy, it burns mostly in the back of my palate and down the throat, but it never gets out of hand. I had two bottles back to back and never thought the heat was overbearing. What I like about this is the amazing depth and genuine feel captured from the peppers. The palate is medium light and works very, very well on this beer. I bought a four pack to go from the brewery because of the uniquely delicious experience. This is easily the best chili beer I have ever tasted. I love it. What a well made, refreshing departure from the norm.
Itís not pretty to look at but has a great taste. If you eat a lot of hot spicy food youíll enjoy it. Iíll say it reminds me of jarred salsa, in a very good way. Itís a "Must Add" to the party cooler. Appearance-wise, itís cloudy yellow with no real head, but serve it in the brown bottle and itís a party. My second biggest criticism is that the cap is green and everything else is blue; come on marketing dept - snap out of it. I will buy more of this to serve and take to parties -- for sure.