Scott's Scoville Chili Ale-ien | Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Maine, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed every fall when the jalapeno and habanero peppers are available. This hot version of our Illegal Ale-ien is only on draft for our Brewery Anniversary and then at Three Tides until the keg kicks.

Added by Brez07 on 04-13-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of rudzud
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes at the Pemaquid Mussel Festival.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden pale hue with a super, super thin wispy white head that left minimal lacing. Not too shabby for a chili style beer.

S - Aroma, average at best. Getting hardly any pepper on the nose. Actually, relatively disappointed with this.

T - Taste is infinitely better. Crisp, good paler/bready malts wash along the tongue before fruity and spicy peppers wash over the tongue. Its good, not fantastic, but pleasant. Good balance between chili and malt.

M - Mouthfeel is solid. Nice carbonation here. Definitely don't get any of that alcohol.

O - Overall, this wasnt a bad beer. The nose was incredibly weak though.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Digging through my notes, had this at the brewery during the Pemaquid Mussel Festival.

No head, but a nice golden pale malt color.

Nose has a bit of malts, hint of booze and very slight pepper.

Taste is also a bit malty, some bready malts to start, then gets quite hot, spicy, peppery, a light sweetness and crispness, with hint of booze.

Mouth is med bodied, tingly pepper, light booze, decent carb.

Overall interesting, definitely spicy pepper though not much on the nose.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap into a pint glass, the beer is a clear, vibrant, goldenrod color with no head. The nose is light, with a slight toasting. Not overly revealing to the nose. The taste, however, is amazing. Blast of pepper on the lateral and rear aspects of the tongue, with a burn down to the mid-throat. Wow! Would make a great black and tan with MW's Sexy Chaos. The aftertaste is all pepper and heat, with a clean and crisp finish. Heat and pepper stays with you a while, giving a very decent after-burn, so to speak. Linger longer! Great brew.

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Photo of Brez07
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Novare during their Marshall Wharf tap takeover back in February. 20oz pour into my chalice

A: Dark orange color, slightly opaque. Not much head or lacing

S: Some malt, some bread. I had to really try to pick up any chili. Small nose

T: Starts with some sweet malt and a little citrus. Then the heat kicks in on the back of your throat. Ah, there it is. Lingers like after eating a hot pepper or those little cinnamon candies

M: Medium bodied. Brief tingle of the tongue from the carbonation. Spicey kick in the finish

D: Very interesting beer. Was shocked to see a Kolsh at 8.5%. Initially I thought the spice would be too much. But it blended nicely with the other flavors so I was able to tolerate it. Would definitely order this again

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Scott's Scoville Chili Ale-ien from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
3.84 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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