Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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2.95/5
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12 Ratings
Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con ChiliOriginal C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
mexicalibeer.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by EOC on 03-25-2016

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Ranking:
#42,436
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
pDev:
30.51%
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of pkalix
3.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

such as great night cap for me! i love this stuff! i love a little red cayenne pepper in my coffee in the morning and i love a little heat in my beer at the end of a 'session'.... this is the best of all the 'experiments' i have tried.... simple. beautiful. flavorful. just.... perfect.....!!!!!

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Photo of dcotom
3.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a vintage Blatz glass. Crystal-clear pale yellow colored body. Started out with a couple of fingers of white head that rapidly settled without a trace. Although the aroma and flavor of the chili is dominant (think pepperoncini), the base beer is quite good, with bready malts and floral notes coming through on the nose and palate. Decent body, good carbonation. Very prominent chili heat that makes the mouth and lips tingle. This turned out to be a pleasant surprise. If you like a little heat with your beer, give this one a shot,

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Oh boy. Here we go...

BOTTLE: Clear glass (ugh). Branded yellow twist-off crown cap. 11.2 fl oz format. $1.79 at a Total Wine & More in Austin, TX.

4.6% ABV. "Premium lager beer with a chili pepper added."

Okay, so there's literally a chili pepper floating in my bottle. I don't think that's a good sign; it calls to mind the snake liquors I'd see in Vietnam in which there was literally a baby snake bottled with the spirit. Can this end well?

APPEARANCE: Clear pale yellow-copper body. Fizzy thin off-white head. Head retention is ~2 minutes.

AROMA: Obvious overt chili pepper. Also a vinegary pickly aroma as of preserved chilis. That's really all I get; I mean I assume there's 6-row barley in there too but the chili aroma eclipses it. Heat does seem moderate; I'm anticipating maybe a 5/10 intensity in terms of chili heat.

Aromatic intensity is somewhat high.

Lacks any hoppy, malty, or yeasty notes.

TASTE: Chili pepper flavour is dominant. Concomitant chili heat is present, of course. It's not aggressively hot - maybe a 5-6/10 in terms of heat. It doesn't necessitate a second beverage to quash the heat. 6-row or 2-row malted barley gives this its backbone. There're no hoppy or yeasty notes, nor is any specialty malt evident.

I find it rather balanced, to be honest. The kind of beer that would pair well with pizza. There are no off-flavours and it's pretty approachable for a chili beer.

TEXTURE: Not unrefreshing, actually, but certainly tingly and spicy. Smooth, wet, light-bodied, overcarbonated. Not oily, gushed, booze, astringent, or scratchy.

OVERALL: I have to be honest - I expected a trainwreck of a chili beer but this is rather solid. It delivers in terms of style convention and isn't undrinkably hot. I'd happily enjoy a pitcher of this over greasy cheese pizza with friends and I wouldn't mind revisiting it when in the admittedly rare mood for the style. By no means a bad brew, though not one I'd recommend to friends per se. Well worth trying in any case, though Americans will find it pricey for a Mexican import.

B- (3.38) / WORTHY

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Photo of dvmin98
2.87/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FillerUpper
4.43/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is exactly what it is advertised as. A cheap American style lager with a chili pepper floating in it. Tastes wonderful in six pack quantities on hot days. Has a nice kick. Corona with lime pales in comparison! I love it, forget the lime.

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Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sigmund
1.25/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

330 ml clear bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 4.2%. Pale golden colour, minimal head. Aroma of green chilies and green peppers / other uncooked vegetables, not very inviting. The flavour has a solid chili burn from start to finish, no sign of anything else (like malts and hops). Really hot chili burn in the aftertaste. Oh dear. Glad I did not finish a whole bottle of this.

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.66/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gaddabble
1.31/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

A: A beer with a literal chili pepper floating in it.
S: A beer with a literal chili pepper floating in it.
T: A beer with a literal chili pepper floating in it.
F: Chili burn.
O: This is a beer with a literal chili pepper floating in it. It gets a 1.25 because hypothetically there could be something worse out there.

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.55/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EOC
2.39/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 12 ratings