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Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili - Chili Beer Co.

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Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con ChiliOriginal C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 2.05
pDev: 38.54%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oelergud on 09-23-2007)
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2.75/5  rDev +34.1%

08-28-2012 00:15:39 | More by SLUGLIFE
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2/5  rDev -2.4%

08-27-2012 00:26:06 | More by beerpadawan
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3/5  rDev +46.3%

08-20-2012 14:01:52 | More by Casey8
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4/5  rDev +95.1%

08-19-2012 19:04:05 | More by SteveGathje
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1.63/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I bought a single bottle of this as part of an M&M 6pack from Binny’s in Plainfield, IL in summer 2012.

Pours a clear, light amber color with a slight head that disappears very quickly. Has that smell of cheap Corona with a slight pepper scent. Tasty is rather watery but the chili pepper does come back with a bite. Doesn’t really taste like a beer, it tastes more like water that some threw some Tabasco into. This seems less like a beer and more like something someone would only drink on a dare. Can totally understand the 0 rating.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 05:29:49 | More by Lemke10
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2.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-11-2012 16:42:59 | More by Rojada1988
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South Carolina

2.48/5  rDev +21%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks goes out to micstache for making this one happen for his first shipped trade as an extra because he saw it on my Wants! Thanks brother! Finally glad I get the chance to tick this guy. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (gotta class it up a little bit am I right?). Poured a golden yellow with a minimal white head with a green pepper floating around. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, corn, chili pepper, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, corn, chili pepper, and a nice burn from the pepper on the followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty below average brew. However, it was not as terrible as some of the reviews would have you to believe. I was fully expecting to projectile vomit upon taking my first sip of this one based on some things I had read. However, this was not the case. Yes, this isn't the greatest brew of all time or even Chile Beer for that matter, but it wasn't vomit inducing. I would probably drink this one again if I was completely hammered. Would love to try this one FRESH so I can feel the full burn as I have a feeling some of the pepper was lost 24 hours after bottling. Worth trying at least once just to say that you did for sure.

Also on another note, I read a review that warned not to eat the pepper... This made me conduct this act. The pepper had really lost almost all of its flavor and heat to the beer. I was hoping to regret this decision and end up trying to rake it off my tongue with a fork, but this was not the case. Rather the pepper tasted like a rather earthy raw mushroom. Go figure... Too bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 18:33:07 | More by thagr81us
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1/5  rDev -51.2%

08-01-2012 05:15:32 | More by WDJersey
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3/5  rDev +46.3%

07-23-2012 22:10:13 | More by Scott_McCool
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2.9/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-like a good diet beer should look.

S-lots of fresh chili's. and a corona

T-I actually liked the chili flavor in this. Gave me heartburn but good.

M-thin like a crappy beer.

O-not as bad as the reviews. Good chili flavor. good for what it should be.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 03:39:50 | More by danedelman
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2/5  rDev -2.4%

07-17-2012 23:47:13 | More by juicebox
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1.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1395th Review on BA
Bottle to Canillon Flute

Brought as a gift from John Gonzalez from MX.

App- Its the color of an adjunct. That weird looking yellow with a bit of highlighted melted butter to it. Small white head. Actually looked really nice in the glass.

Smell- Chilis, pepper, malt, corn, grain and earth. Wasnt impressed at all. Had just a one sided note behind it.

Taste- This was pretty bad. I had to admit I drain poured it about 6oz in. The chili was horrid in combination with the malts and corn. Lacked depth, complexity and substance.

Mouth- Thicker medium with a thick carbonation. Chili flavors dominated.

Drink- Would be best as a marinade, not a drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 03:04:03 | More by FosterJM
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4/5  rDev +95.1%

07-15-2012 00:24:11 | More by Tnkemist
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1/5  rDev -51.2%

07-14-2012 12:26:37 | More by lovethewheat
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1.75/5  rDev -14.6%

07-11-2012 01:28:50 | More by crobinso
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1/5  rDev -51.2%

07-02-2012 14:22:46 | More by Boilerfood
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1.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a clear pale golden color. A thin head on the pour disappears about as soon as it hits the glass. Doesn't look promising.

S: Yikes. Lots of pepper, bread and corn. If you soaked a jalapeño corn cake in water for about a week, I'm guessing it would smell something like that.

T: Very watery with a ton of sweet boiled corn flavor. Heat hits about midway an takes over anything else in the way of flavor. Very thin mouthfeel. Really, really not good.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 21:38:20 | More by notchucknorris
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2.5/5  rDev +22%

06-18-2012 19:30:57 | More by DruC4
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2.5/5  rDev +22%

06-14-2012 23:28:37 | More by jdcooper88
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2.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-12-2012 04:06:55 | More by dlin0sbb
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2/5  rDev -2.4%

06-12-2012 03:42:14 | More by wilkinswesley
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Alberta (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 7/6/12

A clear straw yellow with a short lived thumbs width of foam that leaves no lace, did I mention the green chilli floating in this mofo, looks like a chilli beer alright

S smells like Old Dutch chilli cheese sauce and adjunct lager, I really don't know if this a good or bad smelling beer, it smells like something I want to dip nachos in

T same as above really, this could be the best chilli beer ever made but I'm just not feeling it

M thin and the heat just keeps building, the chilli cheese sauce comes out strong on the finish

O I'm trying to rate this for style but its hard to say its even a average beer regardless, not very drinkable that's for sure but I drank the whole thing just out of morbid curiosity

this is a cooking beer, I can think of dozens of things to do with this brew but drinking it again doesn't even cross my mind

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 05:18:47 | More by wordemupg
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2/5  rDev -2.4%

06-06-2012 03:18:23 | More by Caterwaul
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1/5  rDev -51.2%

06-05-2012 03:48:43 | More by avisong
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3/5  rDev +46.3%

06-05-2012 00:02:52 | More by thejoshgray
Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili from Chili Beer Co.
51 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.