Crazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili Beer - Chili Beer Co.

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Crazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili BeerCrazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili Beer

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 1.67
pDev: 45.51%
Wants: 20
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chili Beer Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 02-04-2002)
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3.1/5  rDev +85.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

a: clear golden yellow with a quarter inch of white head that rather quickly disappears.

s: chile pepper mostly with a slight hint of grains in the background.

t: straight chile pepper.

m: thin and watery. very little carbonation.

o: surprised by this beer, i thought from the reviews that this would be horrible, but it tastes and smells like chile's so they nailed it for the style. not something i could drink more than one of in a sitting, but will definitely warm you up on a cold day. think i will buy more to age.

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2/5  rDev +19.8%

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2/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.55/5  rDev +52.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

yes i know,why did i drink this beer.

the beer itself is recycled Carta Blanca that's harvested from various urinals across Tijuana.

it will burn your face off and thats what leads me to why i sometimes buy it....

the pepper tastes excellent! It's extremely spicy and moderately pickled by the beer. all the flavor of the beer is in it.

If you like heat,try the pepper after you pour the beer out.

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1.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

From 09/23/11 notes. Decided to go with the #2 beer on the Bottom of the Barrel list for my 1500th review. I've had this bottle for a while and never wanted to drink it, but figured what the hell. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

a - Pours a clear yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Kind of looks like a macro adjunct lager; not that great.

s - Smells of chili's, pepper, spices, grain, and bready malts. Lots of spice and pepper, mixed with some adjunct lager smell.

t - Tastes of hot chili peppers, grain, a tiny bit skunked, spices, black pepper. As expected peppers dominate and there is a horrible spicey pepper aftertaste. Really bad, one of the worst and undrinkable beers I've had.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Heat from the peppers make this pretty bad.

o - Overall a really bad beer, and in my opinion, should be in the running for #1. This beer makes Bud Light seem like a great beer, but what can you expect from a beer with a huge chili pepper sitting in the bottom of the bottle. Would never seek out again.

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2.65/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Notes from 6/7/11

Pours a golden yellow. I was thinking 2 for an appearance grade, but I bumped it up to 3 because of the chili that is present in the beer!

Not much happening in the scent, I don't know what is happening here.

The taste is decent if you are looking for a biting cinnamon candy like spice. The sting lingers for a while so don't expect to taste another beer right after drinking this.

Extra points for the feel in terms of the tongue sting.

I really don't think this is a bottom of the barrel beer especially if you are looking for a pairing with jalapeno topped nachos or spicy Mexican food. If you are after a bad beer and are looking at the list of worst reviews, please see Bud Light Chelada!! That is 50 times worse than this brew!

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2/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes; originally 5/27/11.

A-Pours a golden yellow color with no head after an aggressive pour

S-Smells of sweet malt and chili peppers with no hints of any hop notes.

T-Amber ale-like in the front with cloying malt with a very healthy dose of chili pepper.

M-Syrupy consistency with very low carbonation and dry finish.

D-Wow, I can't get by the sweetness on this one. The chili pepper is actually really nice in this and I feel like this aspect of the beer would be better married with a darker beer like a porter.

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3.53/5  rDev +111.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

So it looks like everyone hates this beer but I am a fan of chilis in my brew. It pours like any other mexican lager with a light, urine yellow with no joie de vie. The smell was equally muted with aromas of chili and cooked vegetables. The taste was wonderful to me. Fresh chili heat sizzling on my tongue with light hops in the background. This would be a good basis for a fine hot sauce.

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1.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

So I've seen the reviews on this beer before, and I've seen this beer at the liquor store. I was at a friends house and he had this beer in the fridge. His friend gave it to him for a joke 2 years ago and it was still there, I told him we had to try it. so we did

Appearance-BMC style, small head, goes away almost immediately.

Nose-The absolutely worst salsa you can smell. Funky and gross

Taste-Initially it tastes like a light beer, once the beer gets further down your palate you get a very unpleasant hotness that lingers, and stays for a while. This really does suck.


Overall-I wouldn't make anyone drink this beer, don't even try it, it sucks. We each took a sip and drainpoured. Took 30 minutes to get the taste out of our mouths.

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1.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A novelty beer. Golden color with no head or lacing. Feels kinda silly talking about color and lacing with this beer. Smell is all chili. Taste is probably exactly what they intended: A beer with a chili pepper in it. Had this beer at a polar bear jump and it worked to warm me up, I think. Do not drink this if you are prone to heartburn like I am. But I have had worse.

Crazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili Beer from Chili Beer Co.
44 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.