Viva Habanera - Night Shift Brewing
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3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
This was a pretty beer. In a snifter it was a clear cherry amber color with virtually no head.
A spicy/peppery aroma. Grain. Faint hops.
Mostly a peppery taste. Some rye. Late hops.
I thought this was nicely spiced. Tangy, but not overdone. I had this with a Mexican salad (beans, peppers, onions, etc) and thought it complimented the entrée well.
06-01-2013 22:25:37 | More by lordofthewiens
3.54/5 rDev -6.1%
Appearance: moderate-high carbonation, 1/3 inch head, hazy, red-brown in color
Smell: caramel and light pepper
Taste: big caramel, rye, and lots of peppery heat at the end
Mouthfeel: sweet with a great deal of heat, medium-light body, moderate carbonation
Overall: The caramel and rye base of this beer is very tasty. However this is about as hot a beer that I have ever had. The taste is good but may be a bit much for some people and is fairly one note after the initial caramel. This is a quality beer to get every now and again, but I could not imagine myself drinking a full bomber by myself.
02-03-2014 17:51:24 | More by tigg924
4.15/5 rDev +10.1%
Poured from the tap at the brewery on September 8th, 2012.
This beer poured a very appealing reddish/brown cloudy colour with an off-white head that doesn't last long. The smell of the habanero peppers is abundant, but not overpowering with a sweet note to it (probably because of the agave). The taste was what struck me as the most surprising. Unlike most pepper beers, the beer is not focused on the heat, but rather the flavour of the peppers. It tasted sweet initially then immediately moving into the flavour of the peppers with a bit of rye. The finish is when you get the heat, which is not overpowering at all, but extremely balanced. Overall the heat and sweetness are balanced and it is an extremely great beer.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely.
12-01-2012 21:08:17 | More by NilocRellim
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a past Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, spice, pepper, chipotle, and relish. The flavor was of sweet malt, relish, earth, pickle, pepper, and salt. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Oh great, another pepper spiced beer what could possibly go wrong based on my past experiences? Actually this one actually was quite good and well balanced. The pepper aspect was definitely there, but it did not destroy your palate and stomp it into the mud. There was quite a bit else going on that helped to cut the heat and actually balance out the flavors that were present. A huge surprise since I have always hated life after drinking brews like this in the past. Definitely worth your time trying this one if you are a fan of the style.
01-15-2013 11:59:56 | More by thagr81us
Viva Habanera from Night Shift Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.