Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series) | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
twistedpinebrewery.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our chili beer is made with five different kinds of fresh chili peppers. Rich pepper aroma greets you when the bottle is opened, followed by its satisfying beer taste and then subtle spiciness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
21.76%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crusher
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Billolick
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ricos187
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first time trying a chile beer, poured into a tumbler glass.

Appearance : First thing I notice is lots of sediment, suspended in a 80% opaque golden haze of a body. The head pours 2 fingers and recedes to a small ring leaving hilly lace on the sides. The sediment could be finely ground pepper seeds, or tons of yeast and carbonation bubbles. Either way it's unique and exciting.

Smell : Eyes watering from the smell already. Fresh cut green bell pepper, Serrano, Jalapeno, Banana Pepper. Some malty character behind that. It's a very spicy aroma. It could be louder, though.

Taste : This is a hot beer. Woo! Nice blonde ale character sits behind waves of green pepper skins - namely jalapeno and Serrano, crushed seeds of that variety, and it finishes on mild green bell pepper flavor with the lingering heat of the hotter peppers. It actually ends up tasting like a mouthful of red pizza peppers from the shaker.

Feel : Medium bodied. Ends semi-dry with natural heat generated from the spices. Fits the beer well.

Overall : A unique experience. I'd recommend it to anybody who likes peppers and who likes beer. Drink up!

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale color with almost no head. Pepper skin and plano on the nose, taste has a very mild chili taste with a subtle IPA backbone. Drinkable but not too impressive.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chucker17
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dankabier1
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kingjohnh
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwall76
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had some nice heat. Better than drinking a crappy Bud or Coors any day.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never had this before. I'm not a huge fan of this style of beer as I always feel that I need something to eat to accompany a brew of this sort but in this case, there was enough here that I didn't need to pair it with any food. The only question I had was whether I would still be feeling this hours after I got the last sip down

Out of the nearly 1,000 beers that I've reviewed on here, none of them have ever had a sound quite like this one as I poured it out. The head sounded like receding sea foam as it bubbled up and popped, attempting to jump out of my glass. Lots of habanero and jalapeno in the nose which the latter coming out strongly in the taste. I almost felt like this was jalapeno cheese that had somehow been liquified and fermented, powerfully enough to cut the wheat that I could see but not taste. It looked like it should have been there, given the subdued golden hue and cloudiness of this beer, but the heat just seemed to smother everything else out. Not hoppy, this still had a good body to it and enough carbonation to keep this light in spite of my lips still burning well after finishing this off.

While weak enough to be a session beer, having more than one in a sitting would be a bit gutsy. This wasn't enough to change my mind about what I think of these beers but if I was bit rebellious and wanted to push the envelope, I'd have another one of these just to liven things up. This was about as good as it could get for the style with just a hint of bread to keep it relatively even-keel. Surprisingly fun stuff!

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Photo of Moose90
2.71/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tylerstravis
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The chilies are the saving grace here. The beer itself reminds me of the BMC variety. Loved the smell of the peppers as I poured. The heat on the back end is very nice. The higher end of this score is for those peppers.

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Photo of Brittian
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: 12 oz bottle served in a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, pale lemon yellow with modest white head and no lace.

Smell: Rich pepper aroma shines, both sweet fruit and spice, on top of a light, wheat malt base.

Taste: Nice fruity, earthy and vegetal pepper notes but the base beer lacks. Mostly pepper fruit and some malt sweetness with growing spice heat.

Mouthfeel: Light body and light to medium carbonation.

Overall: Some good pepper flavors and aroma shine through, but the base beer is an otherwise uninspired, light wheat ale.

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Photo of EMV
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had on tap at Disney's Epcot Center

L: Pours a clear light golden color with a thin white head.

S: Chili peppers and vegetables.

T:/F: This tastes pretty awful. Chili peppers and tobasco sauce with an unpleasant chili burn. No other detectable flavors. Carbonated and kind of fizzy.

O: I very much disliked this beer and would have dumped it had I gotten more than a 4 oz pour. Mild chili flavor can augment a beer but it sure can't carry one. Maybe worth trying once for the novelty.

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Photo of Miami66
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jfishe13313
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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