Green Chille Beer | Amicas

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Colorado, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by russpowell on 06-05-2007

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Shafaegalo
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of GoneSquatchin
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of StoneTSR
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Very pale yellow with a quarter-inch, wispy head that quickly faded away. Oddly enough, the light color almost looks intimidating for this beer given that it is a chili beer. The light looking beer gives me the impression that there is a lot of room for spice and heat. A darker chili beer would suggest that there was a little more depth to balance it out.

SMELL: Wow, this smell is making me terrified, and I LOVE spice, but this seems like it is gonna be a doozy. PLENTY of chili and pepper aroma, not much else, but I like it.

TASTE: Wow. This is a surprisingly drinkable beer. The fears of the nose were never realized, but the pepper flavor is a pleasant supplement to the bread-like and mildly hopped up taste. The spice does build towards the end of the sip however, leaving a nice slightly (to me at least) aftertaste. It also builds as you work through the glass and gets to about a medium spice by the time the bomber is gone, but never reaches over the top.

MOUTHFEEL: Strong carbonation and very light. At 5% as long as your taste buds can handle a bit of heat, you can handle more of this stuff.

OVERALL: I'm pretty impressed, as I was with the Double IPA from Amicas. This is one of the easier drinking, yet still very flavorful chili beers I've had. Nice work Amicas.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.52/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a small fizzy white head that quickly diminishes and disappears completely.

The aroma is roasted green chiles. Some straw comes out as it warms

The flavor is spicy green chiles with a bit of a heat kick in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty watery.

Overall, a very one-dimensional beer. Spicy green chiles. Not bad, but not too interesting.

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Photo of thegreatbeerer
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is the best of only 5 or 6 different chilli beers i've tasted.

good crisp look, small bubbles

not a huge nose

great chille flavor, tastes like serranos.

not too hot, just perfect pepper taste all the way thru. amazing with spicy enchiladas

velvety for a pale ail. like butter on the tongue. medium to light body.

i could drink a 6 easy.

one of the best beers i've ever had with food.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Typically chili beers are over the top hot you can't taste the beer behind it. Not Amicas. To some that is good, and others, not so much. To start the beer came a lemony yellow color with sparkling clarity. Not much foam when arrived and quickly disappeared.

The nose is subtle in the chili. Some more noticeable smoky and husky notes. The chili does come out with a very fresh vegetable note. I didn't pick out the Anaheim and Serrano chilies, but those in my party could pick out the Anaheim pretty easily. Some light caramel notes but very soft.

The taste has a great mix of smoky flavors and chilies. Not over the top, rather subtle with the chili. The bite comes after a few tastes but mixes well with a light citrus finish. The malt is light but does support the chili finish. Vegi notes come out, understandable. I think that the balance here is key. The malt is light but the chili's aren't over the top either so it works.

Light in body, not a beer you could drink all the time. But for a chili beer not bad. A side note here we discussed how strong a chili beer should be for an hour. They can judge however they want, to me this is good as the balance is good and not overly hot.

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Photo of russpowell
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was easily the best chille beer I've had, bar none.

Poured bronze with 1 finger of creamy white head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Superior smokey chille odors & a little malt lurking as well

T: Green chilles & a little smokeyness up front. More of the same in the middle with some nice citric hop bite as well. Finishes a little dry with more subtle green chiile & smoke. I think the reason this works for me is the finesse

MF: Average carbonation with good balance & a medium body

Drank so easy, went well with my chicken sandwich, which also had green chilles, yum!

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Green Chille Beer from Amicas
3.73 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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