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)

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of tigg924
4.7/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden yellow in color, minimal head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: chili peppers

Taste: the first taste is sweet malt, then the fire begins with a big peppery kick. There are many different pepper tastes in here.

Mouthfeel: sweet start that does not last long before the hot pepper feel. Smooth, light bodied, minimal carbonation

Drinkability: A well done beer is a well done beer and this is the new standard bearer for the style for me. I love the heat this one brings and I can feel the burn well after I have tasted my last sip. That being said this is a sipper. This has a more complex pepper taste to it than most pepper beers. I would have this one again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.66/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow what a beer....I don't think I have ever had a beer that was so interesting. The beer poured a nice clear golden color with white head that laced somewhat. The scent and taste was absolutely....PEPPER!!!! The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall I am not sure I could drink alot of this....but boy o boy its tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of Portertime
4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah yes, a chili beer. I love unconventional ingredients in beers and nothing says unorthodox than five different hot pepper tastes crammed into one 12 ounce bottle! Pours a rich auburn color with a tight head. The smell is spicey with caspian and light pineness. Taste was what I hoped for. I could almost feel the flame roasted pepper skins on my tongue. Nice heat but not overpowering with some light hopping in the background. It was a little hard to distinguish the different peppers but I still loved it. Great beer Twisted Pine!

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4.37/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.32/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of russpowell
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe this has been revived, but either way, here goes the review:

Pours an effervescent & hazed straw color with 1 finger of white head. Beer cleared nicely & possessed very good head retention & lacing

S: Smokeyness & ancho chilles

T: Rich smokey chilles up front. Chilles heat surfaces as this warms along with some honey malt notes. Finishes slightly sweet, a little hot & a little dry

MF: Creamy, medium bodied & perfect carbonation

Drank easy. This & Amicas chilles beer are the 2 best I've had. Would go great with Tex/Mex or BBQ

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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Photo of jokelahoma
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint shaker.

This one pours a nice clear golden/brass color, with a decent sized head that lasts longer than one might expect.

The nose is phenomenal! It's full of wonderful chili pepper aromas, blended with just a hint of malt. I'm always stunned when people smell this one and say "ewww, smells like peppers". What the hell? Look at the name folks. Look at the label. It's a chili pepper beer, and it's a damned good one.

The taste is really quite mild compared to the aroma. Not a lot of heat, but a good deal of chili flavor. The maltiness is here too, keeping things relatively balanced. That's not an easy trick with any beer, let alone something using chili peppers for a good portion of the flavor. They use five different peppers in this, and no single one stands out as "the" pepper flavor. Again, a remarkable balance. If you hate spicy foods, it stands to reason you won't like this. if you don't mind spice but hate heat, try this one. It really isn't hot at all, just spicy. The 4.0 rating is in comparison to other chili beers, many of which aren't that good. This one is very well made.

The mouthfeel is fairly thin, as one would expect, but just substantial enough to keep this from tasting like juice. There's no doubt you're drinking a beer.

Overall, I found this to be a great example of a chili beer. If your only experience with chilis in beer is that Ed's Cave Creek abomination, give this one a shot. It'll make you forget that Ed's even exists, which is a good thing. Well balanced, well made. A remarkable, albeit somewhat gimmicky beer from Twisted Pine.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.07/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Twisted Pine brewpub on 8/11/10.

A - Clear golden body with moderate carbonation and a frothy white head that reduced, leaving behind some splashes of lace.

S - Whoa... fresh pepper overload! Aroma simply reeks of spicy, oily peppers with just a hint of sweet malt.

T - Flavor is not as ridiculous as the nose would imply, and the sweet malt does tend to balance the cornucopia of peppers quite well. Overall, there is a nice array of spicy pepper flavor suggesting jalapeno, habanero and other chili pepper varieties as well as a slight herbal hop tinge and sweet malt notes.

M - Light bodied quite rather oily with a spicy, peppery zing on the palate that tickles the tastebuds. Finishes with a warm sting in the back of the throat.

D - This would go great with chili... or IN chili. I found this beer to be quite refreshing, actually.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sorry, first ever review. Won't be too technical.

From a bottle into a Pint Glass.

Surprisingly powerful pepper smell. Color is a bit cloudy, nothing remarkable. First taste is a light, smooth beer, but then a strong pepper after taste that actually packs a punch of heat. I had never ever heard of a Chile Beer until I tried this one. I definitely want to try another.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Small 1 1/2 finger white foamy head. Brew is very foggy yellow with lots of whites.

Heavy heat, as in spice. Jalapeno, Anaheim, and Fresno stand out.

Thin, watery, crisp, hiding heat that comes out in the finsh. Not sessionable, but nice and relaxed for the style. Some of the best flavors I've had for the style. Low carbonation, no sweetness, dry, earthy bitterness.

Recommended, for style.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled tonight on 1/11/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a large white fizzy head that settles down to just a thin line. Spotty lacing was seen with each sip. Lots of bubbles from the carbonation. The aroma of various peppers (actually Anaheim, Fresno, Serrano, Jalapeno & Habenero peppers) hits your nose right up front with some grain. The taste at first starts out sweet then the heat of the peppers hits your tongue with some heat BUT doesn't last long after, then the taste of malt. Not overpowering at all. Stronger than "Dave's Chili Beer" with the single pepper at the bottom of the bottle. Overall, this is pretty good and is different.

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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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