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Viva Habanera - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 14
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rye ale with agave nectar and habanero peppers

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-30-2012)
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I_heart_beer

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-16-2013 02:27:32 | More by I_heart_beer
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.78/5  rDev 0%

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
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%

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
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-09-2014 13:37:19 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%

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
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-13-2014 04:00:21 | More by ccurrid
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-20-2013 22:12:32 | More by Janeinma
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juicebox

Ohio

5/5  rDev +32.3%

06-02-2013 11:56:22 | More by juicebox
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-28-2013 14:03:38 | More by b2hogan
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hagbergl

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-26-2013 14:03:59 | More by hagbergl
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-31-2014 23:46:09 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-26-2013 15:45:54 | More by roostor07
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-12-2014 15:27:59 | More by Griffith
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-04-2012 17:32:24 | More by Larrydoherty
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benlaverriere

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-03-2013 02:10:55 | More by benlaverriere
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-03-2014 22:42:06 | More by rjm0715
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

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
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-05-2014 03:03:20 | More by Bjlps
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-03-2013 17:37:46 | More by Kmlund
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Spigs

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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sfr26

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-10-2014 13:57:46 | More by sfr26
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2013 01:50:38 | More by trevorpost
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-09-2013 20:47:52 | More by jsilva
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dental

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-19-2014 20:56:41 | More by dental
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Plissken

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-22-2013 12:47:31 | More by Plissken
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Viva Habanera from Night Shift Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.