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5 Vulture - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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5 Vulture5 Vulture

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +34.5%

A: Pours clear, amber colored with a medium, fizzy white head which slowly dissipates to a ring of foam. Some lacing.

S: Malty smell, slight chili scent.

T: Very subtle hints of chili, mostly caramel.

M: Medium bodied, much like a belgian dubble. Slightly dry though due to use of candi sugar.

D: An excellent chile beer. A very distinctive taste that does not have overpowered chili presence. Surprisingly refreshing. After about 10 minutes it began to leave a warm, tingling sensation on my throat. Chili residue?

05-27-2011 18:23:42 | More by Kerabatsos
Photo of lstokes


4.6/5  rDev +32.2%

Amber colored with a thin white head and pretty respectable lacing. Smell is a sort of cocoa/caramel and very light chile. The taste is caramel, a strong sugar, some peppery clove, and a wonderful slow-simmer chile which never overwhelms but never really goes away. Amazing--the beer genuinely grows on you throughout the glass.

This is probably the best chile beer I've ever had. I do hope they put it on the market in six packs--I cook a lot of Mexican food and it would become a dinner party staple for me.

05-28-2011 15:31:07 | More by lstokes
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

09-16-2013 00:54:22 | More by Rod_J
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4.28/5  rDev +23%

The cool, damp night was a welcome relief. The scorching sun had roasted everything within reach. The buzzards that flew overhead all afternoon had nested with their bellies empty. If it was a tavern, it was long abandoned. The barkeep had a dressing wrapped around his head at least three times, covering one eye and creating enough padding to keep his Stetson firmly in place. With his one eye and one nod, he welcomed the company. Two towns west he used to be a farmhand; one town west he was a road merchant; here, he sat in the dark. It was warmer inside but dryer than the night air because the doors and window shutters were always closed. When asked if it was to keep others out or keep him in, he grew angry and thundered incomprehensibly. Rather than face isolation, he deliberately calmed and feigned interest sparged with dry humor. Every wrinkle on his filthy visage was an evaporating river threatening to finally reveal the countless skeletons of every drowning. He was perhaps gregarious as an expectation, but never a preference. It’s as if we place ourselves amidst anguish and tease a fury ready to manifest as an assault on what is expected of us rather than what we want. Facing the shelves of empty bottles, he rubbed the back of his neck hoping to wipe away perspiration but only shook off flaking skin he had been shedding for years. Proprietors and squatters know the tales but money only tells one story. The buzzards tell the rest.

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4.2/5  rDev +20.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Thanks to bpolglaze for the hookup.

A: Beautiful clear, dark amber color. Normal pour leads to a half-finger darkish off white head. Lacing is plentiful and sticks for a long time.

S: Nice caramel malt baseline, some hop presence, definitely picking up on the ancho chiles. They are subtle yet crisply present and add a wonderful touch to this really well balanced beer.

T: Flavor follows suit with the nose. The malt is again the foremost flavor but not in the way that, say an old IPA is malt forward. This one has a supremely nice malt base and is all around well balanced. Again, the anchos are present but not overpowering, it's enough to make you enjoy the fact that there's something exciting going on.

M: Nice creamy feel...perfectly carbonated. Anchos do not provide any heat as they do in other chile beers (Horseheads Hot Jala Jaim comes to mind).

O: A delicious chile beer. Not hot but the flavor is wonderfully mixed in to a perfectly balanced beer. At 6.4% this is an easy drinker and one that I'm glad to have had the privilege of trying.

03-11-2012 01:59:01 | More by suspect
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4.15/5  rDev +19.3%

Pour is a dark worn dirty leather color. After a bit only a thin ring remains, per usual.
The aroma gives hints of the chili over a caramel malt base, and a touch of smoke. Really interesting aroma, i don't know why but good chili beers always make me stick my nose in them a lot, they really capture me. I like this.
The flavor of the chili is just warming, and then fades out, leaving you wanting another sip. If you take a long continuous sip there is a slight tingle with the chili flavor. The malt is the right level to support but not over ride the chili, if it was any stronger you would lose the chili flavors.
The mouth feel is low carb, medium body.

This is a good chili beer, i have drank 3 tonight, i just keep wanting to drink it, and i never open repeat beers(except maybe hopslam). I will pick up this often, happy with this purchase.

03-07-2012 05:05:54 | More by ChadQuest
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4.08/5  rDev +17.2%

(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.

12-01-2011 22:28:33 | More by rhoadsrage
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4.05/5  rDev +16.4%

Listed as a "Dark Ale" at Bad Apple, served in a tapered 5 Rabbit pint glass. Review from written notes.

Reddish hazy copper, lasting head of tan foam on top. Foam sticks a bit, but not really leaving any lasting lace. Head retention is good, as it lasted for the duration of the glass. Malty, yeasty aroma, pleasant but slightly muted.

Caramel malt, some toastiness, fruity yeast and peppery spice. Ancho gives it a nice lingering spicy sweet heat in the aftertaste, subtle and nuanced. Successfully balanced without numbing heat, which can be rare in a Chile Beer. Definitely a little bit smoky, pretty malt forward. Medium carbonation, easy to drink. Paired well with food. An interesting first effort from this fledgling brewing company. Expectations are high since Mr. Mosher is involved, and this is a unique beer... a dark ale with ancho chiles added.

06-05-2011 03:18:26 | More by emerge077
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-15-2012 05:14:51 | More by danthehopslamman
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

04-24-2012 17:40:37 | More by Deivos
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Served in a 5 Rabbits pint glass at Bad Apple 10/8/11. Thanks to Steve and HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a clear-ish chestnut brown. Any haze was of the chill variety. A thin and creamy layer of foam spread out on top and quickly gravitated to the edge where it left a small amount of lace clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Pretty standard stuff for a brown ale. Sweet caramel malt, chocolate, and what not. After the initial fresh from the tap chill wore off, I began to notice a bit of earthy ancho pepper flesh in the nose.

T: See above. Didn't really do much until it began to warm up and open up. Delicious bits of cocoa and earthy (and slightly smoky) pepper flesh.

M: Smooth and full with a nicely sweet beginning that ushers in the dry and peppery middle and finish.

O: Very nice. I actually would've preferred some more heat and possibly more of a fire roasted pepper flavor to compliment the caramel and chocolate. Overall though, quite enjoyable.

10-09-2011 17:46:25 | More by GbVDave
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-21-2013 00:21:29 | More by Smurf2055
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5 Vulture from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
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