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5 Vulture - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 19.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
5 Vulture is a deep ambered-colored ale with complex caramel aromas with toasted sugar notes and a long, elegant spicy finish. Roasted ancho chile is used to add depth and complexity, without adding heat or strong chile flavors.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-05-2011)
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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Solid brown when poured. Looks ruby red under the light. Very little lacing and foam.

Smell: Spicy pungency in the smell, but it's not overpowering. Orange zest and balsamic vinegar. Very pleasant.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Mostly orange zest. Nice malt/hop balance. The chile doesn't come out until the finish, but it does provide a nice heat. Definitely more red pepper than black pepper. Mouthfeel is clean, and even a bit oily from the chiles I think. I think this might be the first time "oily" is a good trait in a beer, because I think it fits perfectly with the chile and permeates the flavors. Nice peppery bite in the mouthfeel, but I wish it were a bit thicker to highlight the spices.

Overall Drinkability: This beer gets better as you drink it and as it warms a bit.

tjsdomer2, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a clear slightly dense walnut brown with a thin film of light tan head that fades to a ring. There is a very gentle carbonation of a few lost bubbles finding their way to the top.

S- The fruity chile aroma has some pumpkin notes to it and wonder blend of fresh brown malt and some cracker notes with some toffee note mixed in aswell.

T- The soft chile flavor has fruity qualities with some nice support from the malt flavor. There is some brown malt and cracker malt that lead to a dry finish with some field corn and raw barley notes and a gentle chile spice lingers for a moment.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a carbonation prick in the finish that supports a soft chile head that hits the back of the throat, but is gone by the next sip.

O- This is a nice blend of chiles and softer malt support and some nice English yeast esters start to show up as the beer warms. Underneath the chiles is a great easy drinking brown ale that has lots of nice depth and character.

rhoadsrage, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of veblen
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%

veblen, Sunday at 01:26 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

birdsellam, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

sbrock22, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

BRami127, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

LoveStout, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%

acurtis, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Sarge3130
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Sarge3130, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ystazi, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Jkell43
1/5  rDev -71%

Jkell43, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of arum93
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%

arum93, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of MattM
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

MattM, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Knapp85, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

mkirkland80, Sep 01, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +42.6%

LJMaday, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of JC95ISU
4/5  rDev +15.9%

JC95ISU, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of JasonEdelson
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%

In a word: complex. In greater detail: brown ale, but not brown ale; ancho-ie and roasted. Try it and judge for yourself.

JasonEdelson, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

creepinjeeper, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

rabbitguy, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of kristenrae8
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

kristenrae8, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Chris7482, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown.

This beer tastes like a Flemish ale. Which I am a-okay with! However, juxtaposed against the last beer I just tried of theirs that was supposed to be a witbier and tasted like a Berliner Weisse, I'd say something is amiss here. I get minimal chile tones that give a mild touch of smoked heat on the backend. Mild fruity aspects.

An interesting beer. But probably only because it happens, by chance, to taste like a Flemish ale.

RblWthACoz, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of djaypete
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

djaypete, Aug 02, 2014
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5 Vulture from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
79 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.