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Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series) - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 21.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our chili beer is made with five different kinds of fresh chili peppers. Rich pepper aroma greets you when the bottle is opened, followed by its satisfying beer taste and then subtle spiciness.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2006)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The 5 chile peppers, laggerish. Lighter mouthfeel, lighter colour, and a little too carbonated. Still some pepper aroma and taste.Would be greater with food.Must try but one dimensional, a germ killer.Can pour onto food.Drink lots of water afterwards.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2011 00:15:20 | More by Sammy
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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of various chili peppers are present in the nose. I'm assuming these are the blend of Anaheim, Fresno, Habanero Jalapeño, and Serrano chili peppers.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of the five varieties of chili peppers and has a strong dose of associated spiciness that persists and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The chili peppers lend some heat to the mouthfeel and burn your mouth.
O: This beer is very hot and spicy, but if you can handle very spicy food like atomic wings it is manageable. This reminds me a lot like the brewery's Ghost Face Killah, except that that beer has little drinkability whereas this isn't nearly as hot because it doesn't have the intense heat of the ghost face chiles.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 21:31:31 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a modest head that fades quickly to a ringlet; not much lace, either

Smell: Clearly the best part of the beer - the blend of the chilies comes through on the aroma; smoky and hot

Taste: Here is the downfall - this is a simple lager flavored with chilies; the chilies overhwelm the taste and there is nothing else to add complexity

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, almost watery, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Interesting concept that perhaps goes better with spicy food or, then again, perhaps not

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 04:24:09 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-20-2013 14:24:16 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-17-2013 22:19:16 | More by kjkinsey
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

01-28-2014 04:32:19 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: no head to speak of on a cloudy straw colored body.

S: Chiles and Habanero.

T: Chile peppers and Habanero. light caramel malts make there way through as well. Actually fairly drinkable. About 4 alarms lower than the Ghost Face Killah.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2012 00:43:12 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-06-2013 01:22:51 | More by Knapp85
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zeff80

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, orange color with a small, white head of foam. It left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chilies and peppers with a mild caramel aroma.

T - It tasted of mild chilie pepper bite with some caramel and bready malt. Not too hot.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice chilie beer. Not too hot and quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 20:40:07 | More by zeff80
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nickfl

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden body. The foam settles out quickly and leaves very little lace.

S - Smooth, bready malt with a sharp note of jalapenos. Smells kind of like nacho cheese.

T - Lightly sweet malt up front with a little bit of herbal hop character. The chili pepper flavors come on strong in the middle with lots of roasted pepper flavor and some subtle spiciness. The beer finishes with dry, bre

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 09:08:41 | More by nickfl
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe this has been revived, but either way, here goes the review:

Pours an effervescent & hazed straw color with 1 finger of white head. Beer cleared nicely & possessed very good head retention & lacing

S: Smokeyness & ancho chilles

T: Rich smokey chilles up front. Chilles heat surfaces as this warms along with some honey malt notes. Finishes slightly sweet, a little hot & a little dry

MF: Creamy, medium bodied & perfect carbonation

Drank easy. This & Amicas chilles beer are the 2 best I've had. Would go great with Tex/Mex or BBQ

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2007 15:29:17 | More by russpowell
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in the sampler crate pack, enjoyed chilled in a pils glass.
The color is golden hued with good clarity and fizzy soda-like come and go head. The carbonation rises rapidly. The smell is faintly peppery more earthy and vegetal than anything really but you get the sense there is some peppers involved by the smell. The feel is good with a nice balance of heat and carbonation with a mild hint of sweetness and very dry finish.

The taste is good, peppery and dry with a subtstantial heat in the pepper flavor with a very light grain flavor in the background almost chalky with a lightly vegetal pepper taste that lingers after the swallow. The drinkability is very good - nicely spiced and pretty nice when paired with food I wouldn't really want to try to have a session with Billy's Chillies though

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 23:59:53 | More by Slatetank
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Mora2000

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is very similar to the juice you get in canned jalapenos, with some sweet biscuit malt also thrown in. The flavor is a mix of bread and jalapeno notes that burns the throat as it goes down. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not one of the better hot and spicy beers I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 02:05:49 | More by Mora2000
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i should start by saying this is not my favorite genre of beer. however, this is a well made pepper beer, as they go. 5 types of peppers are used here, and you can feel the heat. it pours an unassuming pale color with an average white head. the nose is chili hot, with some pale malt backing. the flavor is in my opinion overpoweringly hot, not as brutal as the ghostface, but its intese capsaicin right off the bat. fortunately it doesnt last that long in its most intense form, and mellows with the malts until the finish, where it leaves a powerful heat on the throat and lips. i know some people get off on these, but this just isnt for me. the mouthfeel would be fine if it werent for all that residual heat. overall a cool beer for those interested, but it was just too hot for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 18:48:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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kojevergas

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle (I think it was 12 fl oz) served into a pilsner glass at me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half finger head of no cream, bad thickness, and abysmal retention. Colour is a clear yellow-copper.

Sm: Yellow chilies, like the ones in those plastic baggies you get at In N Out Burger, and pizza peppers. A mild strength aroma.

T: Muted chilies, with some spice on the finish. It's decently built, and pretty balanced for a chili beer. There's some slight layering going on, but all around it's pretty simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours. I'd die if it were coarse or dry. At least the mouthfeel provides some refreshment.

Dr: As my first chili beer, it's not bad. That said, it's too simple and boring. I do like the spice on the finish, however. Really only worth a try if you're a big fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 20:37:47 | More by kojevergas
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18%

12-18-2012 04:05:59 | More by imperialking
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

1.05/5  rDev -69%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Thanks to hopdog for the opportunity...
Appears a light gold with a small white head that quickly fades into a mild cap that dissipates. No lacing, or CO2 are present.
Smell is of chili peppers, and mexican food with a bad salsa gone awry.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas...not sure what else to say. I'm at odds and not really sure what to say.
Mouthfeel is hot...spicy, that is. Pretty gross. Sorry, I just don't have that much to add. It's peppers, it's hot, it's a spicy salsa beer. Hmmmm.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 19:20:03 | More by weeare138
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18%

08-11-2012 10:28:26 | More by MarkyMOD
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a medium yellow in color with significant amounts of active carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chilies - specifically jalapeño and light amounts of the pickled jalapeño juice when they come out of the jar/can. There are some light notes of smokey chilies as well but you can tell there will be at least a little heat in this one.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of biscuit and cereal grain malts but that is quickly overtaken by the flavors of the chilies which basically overpower any other flavors from the beer. I can taste jalapeño as well as ancho chilies but I'm sure there are at least a couple of more in there - possibly chipotles. Overall the flavor is warm heat from the chilies but not anything crazy - you know there are chilies and it is spicy but it doesn't burn the mouth (disclaimer: I enjoy hot and spicy foods so this might be a touch hotter for folks not used to them).

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Definitely one of the better chili lagers that I have had - there are better chili beers available but they are almost always much more intensely flavored styles of beer that can more easily support the chilies. I didn't find this one too hot or too intense but not sure that I would want to have more than one of these in a session.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 16:57:39 | More by dbrauneis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-18-2013 03:49:24 | More by DrunkinYogi
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

- Timberline series. Anaheim, Fresno, Serrano, Jalapeno, & Habanero peppers.

A: A fizzy, dirty white head is slightly bubbly atop, and was quick to dissipate to a polished surface. Tangerine orange with a medium translucent quality ahs a misty haze of suspended floaties. Like the extra suspended material which saves this from a below average visual, most likely peppery remains.

S: Jalapeno and habenero peppers get noticed, light to medium intensity, no where near thier Ghost face killa levels.

T: Flavor had a quick sweet peppery start, some warming of heat moves in, Jalapeno and habanero come late on the swallow with a distinct character. Again managable, not over the top heat intesity like thier ghost face killa. I noticed the serrano, has a spicy mixture of sweet malt and heat that lingers with a gentle conclusion.

M: some heat, spicy and warm pepper with a light to medium body. The heat grows the longer you hold on glowing the inner cheeks with a kindering warrmth.

O: Overall drinkable, nice blend of peppers, a little sting on the backend, warming glow of peppers that make you aware but not uncomfortable. Its a chili pepper beer, plain and simple, it brings a modest display of heat range, limited range of complexity beyond the peppers and a novel approach that is somewhat decent but may fall a bit short of good.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:43:55 | More by beerthulhu
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - yellow with no head

S - huge peppper aroma, jalapeno seems to come through the most, reminds me of kettle cooked jalapeno potato chips

T - cooked peppers, faint grains, some heat in the finish which is warming and no where near unbearable

M - light, smooth, spicy, well carbonated

This is a decent chili beer. It's a bit simple though. It has a great pepper flavor which I think could be utilized in a more flavorful beer to make something a bit more intriguing. I probably won't buy this again, but I did enjoy it for what it was this time around.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:16:57 | More by tdm168
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pale golden pour with a thin looking head. Foam breaks up rather quickly, and light lacing as it drinks.
There is a chile aroma, green and partly spicy. Some light breadyiness is apparent, but not all that strong. A grassy undertone as well.
As expected, a chile taste. Green serrano pepper taste with some green vine. Some flower enters just as the end comes in with a good chile spice. On the hot side as it finishes, but tame.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 22:24:05 | More by Mebuzzard
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Tone

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/6 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong chili, but not fresh chili, and yeast. Fits the style of a Chile Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong chili, slight yeast, and slight pale malt. The chili does not seem to be fresh, and is so strong as to throw off any hope of a good blend.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 00:05:45 | More by Tone
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +18%

08-18-2012 19:28:13 | More by dmorgan310
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Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.