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

Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Chile Beer
3.36 | pDev: 22.02%
Apr 02, 2020
Feb 14, 2006
Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series)
Notes: 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.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 02, 2020
4.74 by skisnowing from Colorado on Jul 22, 2019
3.71 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jan 01, 2018
3.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on May 19, 2017
3.97 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jun 29, 2016
3.01 by Crusher from Colorado on May 22, 2016
3.54 by Billolick from New York on May 09, 2016
3.25 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2016
3.75 by paulish from New York on Oct 01, 2015
Photo of hoptheology
4.01/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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!

Sep 21, 2015
Photo of ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by ClavisAurea from New York

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.

Sep 05, 2015
3.74 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 25, 2015
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2015
3.44 by Chucker17 from South Dakota on Aug 24, 2015
3.8 by dankabier1 from Colorado on Aug 12, 2015
3.25 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jun 21, 2015
Photo of jwall76
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by jwall76 from Wyoming

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

Jun 20, 2015
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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!

Jun 18, 2015
2.71 by Moose90 from Washington on Jun 14, 2015
3.3 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jun 11, 2015
3.83 by tylerstravis from Colorado on Jun 09, 2015
Photo of Moonshae_D
3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Moonshae_D from North Carolina

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.

May 14, 2015
3.57 by Brittian from Oregon on May 14, 2015
Photo of HipCzech
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by HipCzech from Texas

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.

May 11, 2015
Photo of EMV
2/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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.

May 06, 2015
3 by Miami66 from Nebraska on May 03, 2015
3.24 by Jfishe13313 from Florida on Apr 18, 2015
Photo of bmxnick101
4.37/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bmxnick101

Maybe a new batch, little different label, 5.2abv. Still tasted great, really enjoying the spicy brews.

Apr 18, 2015
3.79 by night_train from New Jersey on Apr 12, 2015
Photo of Jobin_24
2.11/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Jobin_24 from Florida

Not much of s fan of spicy/pepper beers, it's alright

Mar 22, 2015
3.25 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Mar 15, 2015
Photo of keng1343
4.01/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by keng1343 from Colorado

Good beer with nice spice.

Mar 13, 2015
3.38 by KT123 from Pennsylvania on Mar 08, 2015
Photo of Can_has_beer
1.69/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
by Can_has_beer from Texas

This is a fine beer for making chili, and that's about it. I can't drink this. It's just too harsh on the peppers. It's like drinking straight pepper juice.

Feb 27, 2015
Photo of Westmeister
1.78/5  rDev -47%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75
by Westmeister from Georgia

vomitous, rancid, my first straight chili beer and probably the last.

Feb 25, 2015
Photo of StevenMilligan
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by StevenMilligan from Florida

Golden yellow haze (unfiltered) in color.

Smells of Anaheim peppers and Tabasco.

Taste like a smooth, bitterless lager with extreme habereno burn! Not for the faint of heart. A little much for me perhaps.

Mouthfeel and carbonation is similar to that of a traditional unfiltered, lager.

Jan 23, 2015
Photo of Lukebell15
1.76/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
by Lukebell15 from Texas

Yuck yuck yuck yuck and more yuck!

Jan 04, 2015
3.55 by FrankShirley from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2014
3.67 by JKG from Florida on Dec 25, 2014
Billy's Chilies Beer (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 258 ratings