Valley Brew Cervesa Picosa Ahumada Roja

RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This is our Smoked Chili Red Ale produced each year for Cinco De Mayo. The chilies used are Chipotle, Puya, Mexican Negro and Cascabel. The beer has a big smokey nose and the heat level is mild but well balanced.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6065) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2008
A hazy brown pour with no head. Veggies and peat on the nose. Blast of smoke and heat on the flavor. Tad foamy and thin. Unusual, hot and nice. The heat wasn’t overpowering. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
22oz [email protected] to beerguy101pours an off white ring for a head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt, jalapeos. Taste is medium malt-smoke then jalapeos roll in like a steam roller. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5340) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 Noogfest 08. The body was dark copper with a khaki head. The aroma was malty with smoke and chile. The taste was very spicy, a big surprise for me. Not bad, just a shock. There was also some bread and carrots. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Tasted at Noogfest 4.0 (2008). This chile beer pours a medium amber color from the bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malt, some chili and some spice. A medium bodied ale. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are earthy. There is an intense and clean chili flavor at the finish. It just sort of comes out of left field at you. Nice. A great beer with Mexican food. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and HOT!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle at Noogfest Four-O. Pours dark rust with cream head. The aroma is very smoky with a little bit of sweetness. The flavor is jalapeno, smoke, and distant caramel. Plenty of capsaicin heat makes itself known, and it seems to be cumulative. By the end of my sample, the heat is building up to a pretty impressive level. I could have put down that whole bomber myself if given the chance. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2918) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Why do I keep fooling with these pepper spice beers? Anyway it poured a brown color with little head present. The aroma is malty but shove a pepper shaker up your nose. The flavor is hot with loads of black pepper and some alcohol and caramel. NEXT!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3552) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
This one gave me mixed feelings. Aroma and parts of the flavor were lovely. There was a nice smokiness, slight fruitiness, good malt character. Then again, its was painful drinking this. I like spicy food. There just isnt enough in the beer to balance the burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6264) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Cloudy brown, no head. Faint peppery, woodsy aroma, and the flavor is also earthy then...wait for it...wait for it... HUGE peppery explosion of flavor. Even with a small sample, heat dominates (in a good way, of course). Fun and tasty. Sampled at Noogfest Four-O. Thanks to beerguy 101 for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Noogfest Four-O

Bottle, courtesy beerguy101. Pours a murky brownish color, with a thin white head, and nice lacing. Smoked malts strike the nose hard, with some plum maybe? Caramel lingers, too. First taste reveals a slight spicy feel and then WHAM, firey burn on the back of the tongue. Hops eventually come through after a few sips. Hard to drink easily, but the heat cools down after letting it sit for a little bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Thanks to beerguy101 for sharing at noogfest 2008. Wow! Great chipotle nose, nice heat, good bite in the finish. perfect w/ mexican food.

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