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Viva Habanera - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | 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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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

12-28-2012 14:45:33 | More by OriolesFan1008
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balinor

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -47.1%

03-24-2014 15:58:55 | More by balinor
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chet4

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-13-2014 15:47:41 | More by chet4
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rab53

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-16-2013 02:04:44 | More by rab53
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

05-08-2013 20:01:20 | More by DerekMorgan
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jstilwell

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

07-18-2013 18:31:27 | More by jstilwell
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

06-14-2014 02:48:28 | More by kvgomps
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dunix

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

05-07-2013 14:11:09 | More by dunix
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GraduatedCashew

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

09-23-2013 16:37:25 | More by GraduatedCashew
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a fairly murky mahogany color, sizable and very bubbly tannish head.

Smells like...Tabasco sauce? Strong garden vegetable character with fresh peppers and tomato and, I dunno, vinegar I guess.

Taste opens with some weird sweet spicy tomato juice character, this might be some odd V8 or Bloody Mary condition, fades into a pretty spicy zing in the aftertaste. There is definitely some odd and almost unpleasant stuff going on here, but I actually enjoy the spicy veggie aftertaste...God I have no idea how to rate this beer.

It would be strange to say drinkability is good in a beer that tastes like sauce and leaves you wanting water to put out the fire, and it's hard to pay attention to the mouthfeel beneath all the strange stuff going on here, but it feels pretty good as far as that goes.

Well, this was something.

5.6/10

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 01:52:47 | More by AlexFields
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

2.84/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Saw this bottle and I couldn't resist giving it a try.

I was not a fan.

Pours reddish brown with an off-white head.

Smells peppery but also some fruitiness.

Taste-The habanero tast is not subtle. Its not overpowering but you can miss it. It was kind of one note though as the I didnt get any after taste.

MF-The beer would be pretty refreshing but the heat hangs around between sips.

Overall- I personally didnt like it but the beer delivers exactly what it promises so if it sounds good to you will probably like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 04:37:00 | More by Brew_42
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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Viva Habanera from Night Shift Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.