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Brew Labs #4 Amber Lager With Habanero Pepper And Mango - Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 22.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hwwty4 on 07-23-2011)
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3/5  rDev -12%

11-23-2013 15:40:16 | More by mkf629
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

11-23-2013 15:31:52 | More by sgttibbs
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3/5  rDev -12%

10-08-2013 03:20:41 | More by jeffthepony
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-13-2013 02:21:54 | More by psdonnelly
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-12-2013 02:10:16 | More by Schlafly33
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3.89/5  rDev +14.1%

Grabbed a bomber for $4 @ Randall's

The beer pours a clear orange-amber with a loose off-white head that dissipates quickly with minimal lacing. The nose is relatively fruity and sweet, predominantly a slightly tart mango aroma that incorporates more pepper as it warms. The beer drinks with mango sweetness and a bit of grain upfront and quickly transitions into building heat from the habanero. I'm pleasantly surprised by how well the mango and habanero work together; it reminds me of how well these flavors work in a mango salsa. There are definitely distinct mango and pepper in the taste. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, effervescent, fruity/sweet upfront with a bold, lingering (but nonintrusive) heat from the habanero. This isn't a ghostface (obviously, wrong chili), but reminds me of a slightly amped-up jalapeno beer (minus the fresh cut pepper taste jalapeno beers tend to possess). It's definitely drinkable and would pair very well with the right meal. Personally I'd have liked to see ramped up tropical hops (to add a bit more bite in the finish) or possibly letting this beer ferment out a bit more so it has more of a dry, warming finish. This is definitely worth a try for the price and ingenuity.

06-22-2013 00:28:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

06-19-2013 13:43:47 | More by slapperloon
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-04-2013 15:30:05 | More by Gotti311
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

05-24-2013 00:48:35 | More by Punisher
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-02-2013 20:23:49 | More by TheCondor
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3.88/5  rDev +13.8%

Orangey and mostly clear with a decent head and so-so lace.

Aroma is muted but pleasant. Caramel malts, bread and toast, sweet mango are notable. There's not a whole lot of pepper, but it's detectable.

Caramel and bready malts dominate the flavor. Mango is detectable again, but not especially forward. You can just taste a nice fruitiness though. Peppers aren't real noticeable with each sip, but there's a light burn that starts to catch up with you after about half a glass.

Body is light to medium and quite drinkable.

I have to say that this is a very good pepper beer. Now I haven't tried many "habanero" pepper beers, and generally habaneros tend to be a bit high on heat for me, but this beer came out very well. I think it deserves a high overall score, and thus I'm giving it one. It could improve a little in the nose, maybe up the mangos a little, and perhaps have a bit more head and lacing, but really, they did an excellent job on this one. I will certainly buy this one again.

This makes an excellent barbeque beer. You can cook with some, and enjoy the rest. Or you could open a bomber and give out samples to your friends. Most non-craft beer geeks will probably think of "cave creek chili beer" when you mention a pepper beer. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a well done, balanced pepper beer that I suspect most people will enjoy.

It also reminds me of Rogue chipotle beer, in that it's well balanced with the pepper heat, and I'll certainly be having it again.

Great job on this one!

10-07-2012 18:36:30 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

08-14-2012 01:42:15 | More by jewellrunner
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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%

Ok, so I have a love/hate relationship with chile beers. I love spicy food. The hotter the better, but I have yet to find a chile beer that is over the top good. I've had Weston's other version of a chile beer, guess I'll give this one a try.
I don't see any bottle dating. Poured into a Nonic Pint.

A- Pours a clear very deep golden color with hints of orange and amber with 3 fingers of thick foamy off white color head that recedes at a medium rate and does not appear to leave any lacing.

S- Not exactly the most aromatic beer. Some spicy peppers. Not getting much of the mango. Bready, yeasty notes.

T- Ahhhh, theres the Habaneros. Spicy right up front, again not getting too much in the Mango dept. Just hints of sweetness. There is a bready base to this beer underneath the spicy flavors.

M- Medium drinking body with a moderately low amount of carbonation.

O- I think I like this one better than the other Chile Beer offering Weston has to offer. Maybe the habanero peppers are balanced out a tad by the mango sweetness, and the mango flavor has just faded. Overall, a decent offering.

08-08-2012 07:46:34 | More by rfbenavi80
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-03-2012 21:41:09 | More by roadies
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3.58/5  rDev +5%

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Golden amber color with a fingers worth of off white head. Fair amount of thin lacing.

Smell- Bready malt with notes of habanero pepper.

Taste- Normal lager flavor with a hint of pepper. I'm not detecting much mango flavor, just a light sweetness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and smooth. Decent amount of carbonation with a very light of peppery burn lingering on the tongue and in the throat.

Overall- Interesting beer. Not bad but I would have liked to taste a little more mango.

06-17-2012 17:36:30 | More by scratch69
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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%

Pours amber with a pinky of cream colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Peppery notes, a touch of breadyness & some butterscotch & then mango

T: Red & black pepper, caramel & pears, then a touch of mango sweetness up front. Caramel, apples, mangos & apricots & serious chile heat as this warms, a touch of pineapple hiding here as well. Finishes with nice pepper heat & touch of orchard fruit & mango

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation, some real warmth derived from the chiles

Easily the best beer from these guys, hopefully these guys may be hitting some sort of stride... Great drinkability for the style

05-19-2012 03:53:19 | More by russpowell
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

04-30-2012 22:24:37 | More by Beerislivingproof
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

03-04-2012 02:36:56 | More by Reed
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New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +18.8%

Thanks to Aguirre for this one!

a: khaki like head. amber colored with light reddish tones.

s: some hops and dry hay sweetness. some spiciness might be coming through too.

t: starts out like a typical lager but the habanero flavor comes through quickly. some tropical fruit sweetness at the end.

m: I enjoy the spiciness in this one but I can see a lot of people not. smooth drinking for a chili lager.

o: cool beer but not for everyone.

12-11-2011 22:56:33 | More by jlenik
Photo of jar2574


3.78/5  rDev +10.9%

High carbonation, decent hops & lacing. Amber color.

Faint smell, smells caramel malty. Not enough though.

Taste is mellow caramel malts and a touch of mango fruitiness followed by a peppery hot kick on the back end. Not too hot though. Really good. I like spicy foods and this is right down my alley.

Pleasant peppery flavor remains in aftertaste. This one is actually quite drinkable for a pepper-infused beer. I'd have no problem having another, although I probably couldn't do a six-pack without some unpleasant burn in my stomach.

12-09-2011 00:51:35 | More by jar2574
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Brew Labs #4 Amber Lager With Habanero Pepper And Mango from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
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