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Fuego - Twisted X Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted X Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jefe2 on 08-25-2011)
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Well this is a chile beer, that's for certain. However, grouping this beer with a beer like Rogue Chipotle doesn't really lend itself well to a proper comparison. The beers do both contain chiles, but the chilies are not the same variety (a small, fairly irrelevant point). What is more important, and at the heart of the problem with chile beer evaluations, is that the base beers on which chile beers are based can be wildly different. I've had chile beers based on porters, stouts, lagers, blonde ales, reds, etc etc I hope my point is clear.

This lends itself to the classic beer rating problem of "if it's not an over-hopped abomination of a double IPA, an imperial stout, or a rare whale of a sour or wild ale, it gets low ratings." This is a huge problem, and is the reason why beer ratings are generally not worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin' it on. Despite the obviousness of this fact, I will continue to rate beers, if for no other reason than to selfishly document my own tastings, or to nobly attempt to dilute the bias in beer ratings via my own noble, unbiased observations on beer. [warning: previous paragraph may contain self-serving BS]

Now onto the beer. This may be my first encounter with what appears to be yet another delicious Texas brewery. This encounter certainly lends itself to another in the near future. I even took a chance and went straight for the beer which I felt actually had the highest potential for dislike amongst the three varieties I had to choose from. However, the horrible memories of cave creek chili beer haven't actually panned out in any other chili beer that I have tried since. Thus, I forced myself to resort to the logic of "well nobody would make a chili beer so ridiculously hot that it was undrinkable" again. Possibly faulty logic, but it's worked so far.

This is more of a lagery/blonde ale of a beer style, with jalapenos added (at least from the label, looks like japs to me). As a lager or blonde ale, it's quite good, containing all the sorts of things you'd want from those styles: drinkability, smooth taste, no over-the-top flavors, something that's thirst quenching and you can drink more than one of.

The ABV is slightly high for what I just said, but it's not really a flaw, just a bit higher than I'd want for a typical blonde or lager.

Then the peppers, making this a chile beer. They're real nice. They offer a little heat, a little flavor, a little nose, basically in just the way I like my jalapenos... a little at a time.

I think they did a fine job on this one. Next time I'll try another variety from Twisted X

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Fuego from Twisted X Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.