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5 Vulture - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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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NateMac13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-05-2013 14:58:13 | More by NateMac13
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LCB_Hostage

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Saw this on the list in a Chicago restaurant and decided to give it a try as I've never tried a chili beer and I've been curious for a while now.

Things started off great. It looked luscious in the glass -- a deep reddish brown with a sturdy, sizable head and good lacing. The aroma was maltier than I expected -- bread, yeast and caramel galore. The flavor followed suit. A touch sweeter than I typically like my beers, but this was nicely balanced with trailing hops and it was working well with my meal, so no harm.

My only complaint was that the whole characteristic that makes this unique -- the ancho chili -- was so subtle as to be almost unnoticeable. If I didn't know ahead of time it was in there, I could have easily overlooked it. I see that other reviewers talk about a notable warming in the belly and whatnot, but I really didn't get any of that. Perhaps it was because I was pairing it with a selection of bold tapas, but it was a little disappointing in that regard.

That said, this was an interesting, malt-forward dark ale that would work well as a night-cap or as an accompaniment to dessert.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 17:49:50 | More by LCB_Hostage
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.2%

06-21-2013 02:06:58 | More by rypkr
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-18-2013 18:37:57 | More by DMB
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-15-2013 21:31:59 | More by tdmccarthy
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Azpittil57

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

06-04-2013 12:47:27 | More by Azpittil57
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-30-2013 21:55:33 | More by Caskaway
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vfalstad

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-25-2013 00:36:48 | More by vfalstad
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-12-2013 21:00:12 | More by ruckus232
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tclang

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-12-2013 20:57:08 | More by tclang
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-10-2013 19:48:24 | More by MSandahl23
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secondtooth

Indiana

2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clean ruby amber, with a thick, luxurious head. Nice but clumsy lace, if that makes any sense.

Nose is burnt sugars -- caramel and toffee. Unusual and curious.

Taste is toasted, burnt sugar up front, to be followed by a definite hint of heat at the back of the palate, no doubt due to the ancho chiles here. Still, 5 Vulture seems off balance, with far too much weird sweetness. I noticed my bottle was contract-brewed by Minhas Craft Brewery, and this bottle echoes that brewery's propensity for off-balanced, artificial-tasting, overly malted ales.

I'd try this one again now that the brewery itself is up and running, but trust not the Minhas contract-brewed version.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 13:51:24 | More by secondtooth
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit of peppers. Taste is spicy, malty, good pepper flavor without to much heat. Well done. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a different beer I wouldn't want a steady diet of, but worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 14:24:36 | More by tone77
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-29-2013 22:02:34 | More by BamfBacon
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BRD14

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-29-2013 01:58:48 | More by BRD14
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readbaron

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-26-2013 18:53:58 | More by readbaron
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deadbody

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-25-2013 15:47:08 | More by deadbody
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-24-2013 23:40:52 | More by Sparky44
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Blavaq

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-23-2013 23:05:18 | More by Blavaq
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-23-2013 23:02:38 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-10-2013 00:09:46 | More by spycow
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lordbeermestrength

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-06-2013 21:48:25 | More by lordbeermestrength
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

03-05-2013 00:54:58 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-01-2013 01:09:33 | More by enelson
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matjack85

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I bought a single bottle of this chile beer at th Trader Joe's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.50. Didn't want to get the whole 6 pack until I tried it. 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

The beer poured a dark brown color but looked more mahogany when held to the light. The 1½-finger beige head lasted a few minutes and the lacing was decent.

The beer smells really sweet - mostly caramel and sugar.

This is a very sweet tasting beer consisting mostly of toasted malts and brown sugar.
Not much hop presence which means almost no bitterness. The ancho chile pepper doesn't hit right away, but just wait a few seconds and then it really hits you in the throat and lingers way into the aftertaste.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, and surprisingly low carbonation.

Not something I'd seek out again, but something I'm glad I tried. A very interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 04:04:19 | More by matjack85
5 Vulture from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
79 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.