Serrano Pepper Ale - Saugatuck Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev -14%
Bottle poured into a pokal.
Cool label art. Southwest style typeface and a sexy she-devil looking something like a reflective mudflap adornment.
A- 1-finger, dense, khaki head. Hazy, auburn body with medium-light carbonation. Awesome lacing left on the glass.
S- Lots of Serrano at first. Maybe it's the hops (90 IBUs), but it comes out smelling like fresh salsa with hints of fresh chopped cilantro.
T- Hmmm. Lots of moderately hot Serrano peppers. Maybe a bit one-dimensional. Not bad in the least, maybe just a little plain. One of the spicier beers I've had, as the heat seems to amp up late.
M- Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Decent "burn" from the peppers.
O- I'd categorize this as a chili beer, rather than an amber ale. The peppers take center stage and overshadow other characteristics. The chili beers I enjoy most always include some other component (chocolate, herbs, fruit). While I can give a nod to the straight forward rendition, it's not my favorite. Kind of like a band where I don't care for the style, but I know they're good at what they're doing.
05-06-2013 01:36:07 | More by GRPunk
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
Pours an amber orange color without much of a head on it. Nose is spicy Serrano peppers (fresh from St Croix) and some caramel malts. Taste is similar to the Jose. Starts off sweet citrus and a little bit of the pepper. This moves on to caramel malts and are overtaken by the spicy, fresh peppers. Ends with the fresh peppers...almost like having an amber ale and choosing it with a pepper. Mouth is creamy, full and a little spritzy. overall, this is a nice change up of a beer. The peppers add a nice element of flavor that isn't usually there. Recommended.
08-19-2012 21:48:04 | More by birchstick
Serrano Pepper Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.