Sriracha Hot Stout
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Sriracha Hot StoutSriracha Hot Stout
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Style:
Chile Beer
Ranked #53
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,804
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 16.39%
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
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Photo of woodychandler
4.74/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hate to say so, but I am NOT a fan of the current approved pic! I have gone through a LOT to set up my own home photography studio just to support this site & seeing a blurry photo just torques me. Oh well. I began clearing out my Rogue backlog a few days ago on a whim & this is another in that series, I am closing in on the Voodoo Donut series & than I will be out. I don't know whether to be elated or saddened by this.

From the Bottle: "Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer"; "Natural Ingredients"; "Rogue Rooster Sauce"; "Don't Shake!"; "I Put Sriracha In My Rogue"; "Dedicated to the Rooster"; "Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer, made from Huy Fong original hot chili sauce and sun ripened Rogue Farms ingredients, is ready to drink with soups, sauces, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mein, or anything you'd like to wash down with a spicy kick."; "15° Plato*55 IBU*77 AA*118° L"; "100% Pure Rogue"; "Oregon Brewed*Established 1988*Oxygen Fixing Caps".

I just finished drinking their Chipotle Ale & since this seemed like a natural pairing & the next in the queue, I decided to go with it. Upon Pop!ping the cap, I got a whiff of Sriracha. Fine by me. I knew some VietNam vets that would immediately gag at the smell. It ain't easy being a fellow vet at times. 8=( The bottle had the heavy colorful overlay so that I could not see where I was in relation to the kick/punt & IAW this, I went with a slow, gentle C-Line pour. I was pleasantly surprised as it evinced a pseudo-cascade, eventually forming two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, dark-brown head with excellent retention. Mouthfeel was medium. I liked the way that the taste was initially of the base Stout with the spicy heat slowly building underneath it. This deserved to have Ravel's "Bolero" playing as accompaniment. It built slowly, but unrelentingly, coming up to a crescendo of burning heat, especially along my lips. In the meantime, the underlying chocolatiness of the base Stout was like Flava Flav's raucous voice in juxtaposition to the basso profundo of Chuck D. OMFG! What was this going to lead to?!? The heat built beautifully in my mouth, searing my tongue nicely. Once this was accomplished, it was on to my sinus cavity where a subtle sense of lingering heat simmered, causing my eyes to water uncontrollably. Mmm. Next, my esophagus began to catch the heat, as in the backdraft of a raging fire!

Before I was a Navy cop, I was a smoke-eating firefighter. In the USMC, every Marine is a rifleman, but in the Navy, every sailor (should be) a fireman. I went hardcore & rogue on my second ship & though of becoming a Damage Controlman (DC), but my mechanical skills lacked & I would have been more book-smart than a wrench-turner & so I backed off. In the meantime, the DCA decided that he liked the cut of my jib & sent me to San Dog for a week of Intensive Firefighting Training. Upon return to the ship, I became one of the youngest (21/22 y/o) Locker Leaders ever! That is usually a senior E-7 billet & I was a newly-advanced E-5, but they wanted to free the present Locker Leader up for other duties. I loved doing it, but it taught me that fire is nothing to mess around with. I have a deep respect for firefighters & was gutted on 9-11. 8=(

Now that the heat had built to its crescendo, I decided to pour the remainder, only to realize that I was only halfway through! OMFG. I was really coming to believe in this sort of thing. I have a couple of local imbibers who cannot get enough heat, much like my younger brother. This would be on the low end for them, but for me, it got my senses tingling. Mmm,

This reminded me of Mexican (hot) Chocolate, both in bar and liquid form. I had a LOT of Mexicali girlfriends while on the West Coast & our common denominator was less sex than cooking. Peppers went into everything, including Hot Chocolate, which scandalized me at first, but then I came around. Our gang, er, club began to refer to me as "Chef" as I became as proficient as the mamacitas at making tamales. The girls were really into a gringo who had withstood a weekend beat-in & still fought alongside their cholos while cooking authentic food. Man, I totes dug it!

Back to the beer. The tingle was throughout my body! This was like liquid sex. It seemed to seep into every inch of my body, including my spine. Mmm. Suddenly, the finish was upon me & I rocked back from my upright & seated position to one more supine! Phew! Like a KO on the finish. Ho! Let's do this again … real soon. Phew. YMMV.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's like no other beer I've tasted, I'll give it that. Predominant taste is indeed Sriracha, which overwhelms all the other more subtle notes that I know are there. I appropriately won this from drinking Rainier beer, faster than anyone else, from a sippy cup at a baby shower. I'm glad to have had this experience, but have to say, I wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Seen this so many times when shopping for beer. Never pulled the trigger but glad it was brought by for dinner tonight!

Dark black pour, with a nice finger length of tan head that settles slowly and leaves small amount of lace around the glass.

Roasty coffee and chocolate dictate the major aromas. You really get the chiles as you waft and as it warms, a very good balance on the nose. Rich, sweet, roasty, and spicy all in one.

The flavor profile on this is loaded with roasty malts and bitter coffee, with the tail a really nice contrasting balance of dark chocolate and chili peppers. A little one-dimensional but pretty damn good.

The weight on this beer let me down a little bit. Wanted more viscosity, more “chew”. The carb is medium but sharp, and in this sense drinks a little more like a porter. Spicy warmth down the hatch, slightly sticky finish.

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Photo of puck1225
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok. Had to try a chili beer and this is the one I could find. The first impression is that it seems a standard stout but the hot chili catches up,with you. It’s ok, but not something I would do all the time.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was hoping for more pepper heat.
Lots of malt and a little pepper at end.
Very pleasant drink.
Would be great to cook with. Am going to use it in a few recipes.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours black with a relatively small head. The aroma is roasty and with a hint of pepper. The taste is bitter from the roasted malts with very little balance offered from anything else in the grist. The finish is fairly hot from the sriracha. The combination of the flavors offered by the Maillard reaction and the sriracha gives you the impression you're eating cooked meat with hot sauce.

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Photo of timmy2b
2.16/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Large bottle. Poured a dark brown with about a finger of head. Smell was of old chili peppers and had an acidity to it. Taste was of a mild stout with the sriracha heating up my throat in the aftertaste. I did not find this to have balance and the nose was terrible, would not recommend.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Always sold singely in a bright red bottle with Huy Fung rooster logo on the front. Could not find a commercial description, but the basics of this beer is an American stout with real sriracha sauce.

L - super dark brown color; no light passing through, dark as hell; ligght brown foam; light lacing

S - pure sriracha sauce on the nose with hints of chunks of dark chocolate. Can't really go farther than that

T - milk to dark chocolate, like dark chunks, black coffee, roasted coffe grounds; sriracha spicy taste follows immediately after. Very little actual pepper taste but the spicy finish gives away the clue.

F - full bodied, little creamy, Roasty dark chocolate gives a dry black coffee feel with spiciness developing at the end.

O - i knew this beer was not going to disappoint. Sriracha sauce is undetected in the taste until the finish which means you are not mixing hot sauce with chocolate, but the sauce is in the aroma which is exactly what you want. Must try for stout fans, spicy fans, or just regular beer fans. Cheers!

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Photo of Trott31
4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You definitely have to be in the mood for this beer. For what it is, Rogue does a good job. I love stouts. This looks and has the feel of a traditional stout. There is a nice bite at the back end of each drink. The sriracha is very present in the smell. Its a great beer around a campfire on a chilly night.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is solid black, head is tan, fine bubbles, presents 1/2 inch thick.

Smell is prototypical chile stout - lightly vegetal, hints of chile pepper spice, moderate roast backbone.

Taste is similar with a light heat that presents at the start and lingers, moderate roast flavors, hint of neutral malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light sweetness, lingering spiciness.

Overall a good beer - even with a bit of aging - spiciness is not overdone, flavor is not too vegetal but the spiciness is solid and lingers well.

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Photo of RandyCongdon
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best bottle ever. The aroma is of a very good stout, with typical coffee tones. The taste is also of a very good dry stout. You can discern coffee and chocolate, and the pepper follows in the back of the tongue and throat. It is just subtle enough to work. Overall, those who, like chocolate and chili together will probably enjoy this one. It is a bomber, though, so probably a bit much to drink without a partner. It is more for sipping than gulping.

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Photo of andy712
2.47/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

I'l keep this short: That bite of Sriracha on the back end ruined this for me. Just not what I look for in a beer, and I like spicy food. This is one I won't repeat.

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Photo of rw_0121
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Let's start off by saying that this reviewer likes Sriracha and spicy food generally. Your view on hot food will greatly influence your views on this beer.

Look is what you would expect for the typical stout. Here, it's on the carmel-looking side, not extremely dark and not too thick-looking.

Smell is, in and of itself, pleasant to me. A mix of stout and Sriracha sauce. It smells like a hot curry and a dark beer sitting beside one another. Even if you don't like the taste, it's still a nice smell.

The taste starts off a little bit thin, then you sense some nice dark malts, and then the heat kicks in. For me, it's not too hot, but my tolerance might be hotter than yours. The aftertaste is-no surprise here-peppery. Though thoughts on spicy tastes can vary, I don't feel that this brew is so spicy that it would scare you away.

I will give a 4 on taste. Because this is different from most beer, it's hard to rate, but I personally like, though maybe they could have taken it in a different direction. Even then, it's still hard to say what would be the best way to balance this. I feel it could use a little more maltiness, but maybe that would throw it off. Try it with pizza!

Feel is a little more thin than I would prefer, but it makes up for it in flavor.

Overall, I will go with a 4. This is an interesting experiment, and I think it works. Would suggest that you try it once. While I wouldn't want it all the time, I have come back to it again after my initial purchase.

If you like stout and you like spicy food, don't pass this up. If you don't go for hot flavors, you should probably avoid it.

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Photo of Nate139
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I don't like chili pepper/spicy hot stouts, but I do love sriracha. Couldn't pick up any sriracha in the aroma, maybe the bottle was a bit old. The first sip went down nice and smooth, delivering the classic flavors of a stout; roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a little raisiny sweetness, I was sitting there thinking "what kind of bullshit beer is this? dressing up a beer like a sriracha bottle so all the hipsters will suck it down like a fancy PBR and serve it with their vegan eggs for breakfast. This is just a stout with a cool ass bottle, there ain't even any srira..." BOOM. The sriracha hits. Rolling up to the party fashionably late with a black leather jacket and raybans on a beautifully restored 1966 Honda CA77 Dream. Super smooth, with a bit of lingering heat that keeps you coming back for more. It complements the roasted, slightly smokey, chocolatey flavors of the stout well while not being overpowering, like sriracha can easily be. I split this bomber with some buds, so I had about 5 oz for myself but definitely could have put away a few more OZs. Worth a try, even if you're not keen on spicy foods.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.54/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: 4.25
Very black and thick. No light through this one at all. 1-2 finger head. Head retention is good. Thick and a dark tan color.

Smell: 4.5
Charred oak, sweet caramel, slight fruit, grape and apple, slight spiciness.

Taste: 4.75
There’s a nice hoppy beginning with a good bitter bite. Bitterness fades a bit and then shoved aside by rich chocolate, coffee, caramel, nuts, and smoky wood. It then starts to get a bit warm. Starts to dry out and the heat starts to increase. I get the head and spice, but don’t get a Sriracha flavor really (being like a mouthful of strong fresh garlic and onion).

Feel: 4.0
Full and thick. Somewhat oily and it flattens out a bit as you go.

Overall: 4.5
I’m quite impressed with the underlying beer in this one. It isn’t just a gimmicky brew with the grandstanding ingredient focal point, but well balanced in all aspects (hops, bitterness, malt, spice). Could have been spicier even (but I really like scorching hot things).

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This one poured out a jet black with one finger of a soapy light brown head. As I got towards the end of my glass I saw visible sediment floating in the bottom of the bowl of my tulip glass.

The smell was very faint. Barely picking up some coffee and something like olives or peppers.

The taste is like a spicy carbonated coffee.

Mouth feel is fairly light for a stout, could be said to be bordering on a medium mouth feel. This is also very heavily carbonated and has a wet finish.

This is an odd combo of flavors that makes for an odd beer. The chili does burn for a while and my lips were tingling a bit from the chili. And I am a hot food lover so the burn in here is noticeable but not as hot as a Habenero Sculpin. I found this at our local corner gas station for just $3.99 for the bomber and it runs over $10 at Total Wine. For that crazy price I am glad I got to try this beer out. If you like dark beers and are a chili head I recommend you try this beer out.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black rooty body with a slightly red-tinted beige head.

I'm not getting much on the nose except for some roast malts, chocolate shavings, and a drop of chili sauce.

Leave it to Rogue to concoct something like this. It's totally weird and unlike anything I've ever had before. The chili burn is there, in the form of sriracha hot sauce, cayenne, and chili powder. Roast malts come up underneath, with suggestions of cocoa and coffee. At times the burn gets to be too much and I find myself wincing as I'm sipping this. My stomach is also starting to develop a quarter-sized hole. It finishes dry with pure cayenne.

Feel is good, pretty much on the lighter side of what I'd consider stout territory but still well on par. Roasty dry finish. Tons of burn.

Overall, this is a crazy mashup of an oatmeal stout and a chile beer. It's...uncomfortable. That's the best way I can describe it. Still, the stout base is pretty solid.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. Purchased while visiting the States for more than i would've liked, but this has been a beer I've been curious to try for a long time now. Awesome looking sriracha rooster bottle.

Appearance - Pours a dark brown, near black colored beer with a decadent two finger head that sticks around for quite a while. Frothy like mocha coloring on top and some stylish swathes of lacing.

Smell - Lots of coffee, suggestions of chocolate and definitely something peppery lingering under there. Impossible to tell the nature of pepper or the sauce but it's clearly nothing insane like ghost pepper.

Taste - Initially coffee, then bold amounts of spicy flavor come leaching through. Impressively not that far off sriracha sauce. Some creamy milk like aspects but then burning in the back of the throat and on the tongue. Not from being too hot mind, you but there is a burning sensation.

Mouthfeel - Sleek and easy drinking until you get to the prickly spicy parts of the beer then it just becomes a light burning sensation, but not necessarily in a good way. Otherwise body is medium-heavy carbonation is just fine.

Overall - Would be more impressed if this was closer in flavor to sriracha, but definitely a good beer that is chiles first. Don't love the burning sensation although it becomes more agreeable the more you've had. Still this is a beer that I think hits all the points the brewer was looking for so, kudos to that and gets better as your mouth acclimatizes. An expensive proposition I won't repeat, but glad to have tried.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely dark rich coffee color and chocolate head. Smell is recognizable and tempting. Taste is not too spicy but reminds me of other stouts I have enjoyed. The spicy heat is kind of nice after a while. Mouthfeel is beer like but sort of meaty but thins out and leaves the spicy heat and the urge to drink more to cool that heat. I would share this Magnum bottle next time. Cheers!

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Photo of Amguerra305
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours much thinner than expected and sits a dark brown cola color with bits of light passing through the edges. The nose on this beer is rather unremarkable and unappetizing. Way too malty with vegetable matter notes. No hint of sriracha at all. The taste thankfully does not follow the smell. Light hints of coffe notes and you definitely get some coating heat that gets more intense as it warms. The feel is light and pretty well carbonated. Overall an A for creativity but an F in the execution. Needs a bigger and better base stout; only thing going for it is that it is spicy.

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Photo of wattoclone
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is a stout with hint of roasted peppers. The taste is sweet stout with a mild spicy roasted jalapeno finish. Not something I would buy again, buy was glad to experience. As an old guy now on medicare, I prefer to have my peppers with my food then drink my beer. I guess someone had to try to make a beer with both flavors. It was successful, but I would prefer a great stout to drink with my spicy food, not a spicy beer to drink with my bland food.

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Photo of EMV
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

L: Pours a dark, dark mahogany brown... nearly black. No light getting through. Thick foamy brown head falls quickly. Good lacing.

S: Light on the nose... roasted malts, espresso, and char.

T/F: Lighter than expected... roasted malts and grains... a bit of char, dark roasted coffee, and hints of chocolate. Medium in mouthfeel... well carbonated. Mild but noticeable heat at the finish leaving a tingling sensation on the back of your tongue/palate.

O: A decent chili stout. Looks delicious. Taste is decent... on par for the style. I'm not a huge fan of Rogue's as I've never had one of their beers that blew me away but this one is solid. Still probably wouldn't seek it out again but glad I tried it once.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into pint glass, cool bottle and caught my eye ing the store as I like spicy food.
A: pours a pitch black body, frothy 1 finger light brown foam head, carbonation
S: sweet malt, chocolate, peppers!, some heat
M: medium body with some viscous resin on the tongue
T: kinda watery at first and then a wave of pepper heat, some malty chocolate in the finish
O: good brew for those that like pepper heat and spice!

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Photo of bbtkd
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout, 5.7% ABV, 55 IBU. Pours thick and black, with a 6+ finger foamy brown head that left decent lacing. Nose is peppers and some chocolate and malt. Taste is all peppers, though some malt, and chocolate in the aftertaste. Good mouthfeel. Overall an OK offering, though not my thing. Can't ping them too badly as I am trying a new style here. Had been hoping for more chocolate up front to support the heat.

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks: almost like molasses as it pours, deep umber black with a smooth creamy tan head.

Aromas: hint at a sweet and nutty base with a touch of chocolate/coffee.

Taste: is staged - nice base of roasted malts and chocolate/coffee bitterness which is followed by the flavour and heat sensations from the sriracha. The Spicy heat finish has a slight sweetness to it.

Feel: Despite its heavy appearance it does feel rather light for a stout as it evenly coats the palate with sweet spiciness.

Overall: Loved it for its unique qualities. It is a decent stout with a wonderful punch of heat. Light and smooth, it is a great sipping stout that paired nicely with a chilled legume-based salad with onion and thin taco chips with guacamole. I'd recommend sharing it though, just due to the bomber size bottle, it is a bit much for a single person. I can see having this in summer with BBQ and watermelon, or on a cold winter night as a warming relaxing companion next to the fire.

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Sriracha Hot Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 404 ratings