Viva Habanera - Night Shift Brewing
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Reviews by tigg924:
3.54/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 17:51:24 | More by tigg924
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3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
On-tap at Night Shift Brewing in Everett, Massachusetts.
A- Clear dark brown body. One and half finger white head with nice retention. Some lacing. Looks really quite non-descript, and certainly does not have any indication of the heat inside the beer.
S- Vegetal pepper nose, with a non-descript heat to it. Some sweet bready pale malt and citrus fruit hop notes. This is the first warning I have that this is going to be real hefty.
F- GOOD GOD THIS IS HOT. HOT. HOT! Vegetal pepper qualities mix in with sweet rye bread that immediately segues into a burning capsaicin sensation complemented by tropical fruits. Wow, this is a spicy beer. It can be unpleasant if you don't like spiciness like my wife does (she loved it), so I found it to be a difficult beer to finish. Still, it's well constructed between the hops, malts and the adjuncts, so I can't dock this too hard just because I don't like overwhelming spiciness.
M- Medium bodied, a bit slick and resinous, slightly lower in carbonation. As above, hot capsaicin burn on the backend complemented by tropical fruits and citrus. Pretty good otherwise.
O- Just not for me, but this is a well constructed and brewed beer that really brings the heat. Despite my below rAvg rating, I do strongly encourage any capsaicin addicts out there to try this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-07-2014 12:20:53 | More by Stevedore
Viva Habanera from Night Shift Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.