5 Vulture | 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

5 Vulture5 Vulture
BA SCORE
3.5/5
284 Ratings
5 Vulture5 Vulture
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Illinois, United States
5rabbitbrewery.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
5 Vulture is a deep ambered-colored ale with complex caramel aromas with toasted sugar notes and a long, elegant spicy finish. Roasted ancho chile is used to add depth and complexity, without adding heat or strong chile flavors.

Added by emerge077 on 05-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,014
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
284
pDev:
17.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Beerucee
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spicey on throat.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpkrippner
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JColin
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz.
Duvel Tulip

A - Brown with a reddish hue. No lacing and little to no head from an aggressive pour

S - Hops and ancho chile

T - Hoppy initial taste with a peppery finish

F - Becomes toasty as the beer warms with a bitter coating

O - A good beer in the style, but not a style I usually look for. Would buy again if I'm in the mood for ancho chile

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.14/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 7/11/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Brown/red murkiness.

Khaki head; minimal lace.

Brown sugar & mild spice heat in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mild coffee & hint of banana up front, with a touch of pepper heat on the finish. A nice enough dark session beer.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

7/19...pours dark brown, fast fizzy bubbles, no foam on top. Dark malty nose, caramels, smoky. Slight peppery spice. Taste is a light sweet malt which swings swiftly to an ancho spice burn. Kept in check, but a nice smooth burn. Milk chocolate sweetness in the background. Very interesting.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Creamy tan head over nigh-on-black liquid. Head doesn't last or leave any lace, though.
Smell is mostly cocoa butter with a hint of wood.
Taste is roasted malt, cocoa butter, light peppery spice.
Lightish body and carbonation. Spice comes out a tic more after the swallow. A different brew to be certain but I like it.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first chile beer.
Expecting jalapeño hot, I also bought some chips and Frontera Chipotle salsa to go with the beer.
One sip of the beer and I knew it was too subtle for the chipotle's heat... but like a hungry fool, I ate some and ruined the taste of the beer. So about 30 minutes after I satiated the foolish hunger, I went back to the subtle beer and saw that the brewer's label recommended pairing with a mole. Of course.

The beer is good to the eyes and nose, but doesn't get better until the taste of caramel and sugar get going on the buds. While the mouth is not substantial, it is subtle melding all the smelled and tasted flavors into a spicier finish.

I am relatively new to 5 Rabbit. I have appreciated one of its principal's (Randy Mosher) reviews for several years and am glad to see this company's strategy of crafting beer for the central American kitchen.

I recommend all four of their beers now reviewed which, now, includes this.

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Photo of cadaugherty
4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dexterk1
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
2.92/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Aroma was pretty good for the style - caramel malt, fruit, anise, hint of chili. Flavor falls down a lot along with body. In tasting I get marshmallow, burnt toast, light syrup, a little fruit, some bitter. Thin body. Wouldn't drink again.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nidlezp
4.33/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris912
2.9/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SaltofOH
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle, no date. DFH tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, with reddish hues and less than 1 finger of a bubbly reddish tan head. Somewhat transparent, with the tiniest appearance of some carbonation. Fairly decent retention, a little cap of tan lasts the whole way down. Not much lacing at all.

Smell: Not really any chile on the nose. Faint toasted malt; somewhat salty/briny. Some yeast esters, bu overall smells kind of light.

Taste: Arrives kind of roasty, very much like a brown ale, but lighter and less sweet. Develops some complexity across mid palate: slightly sour, roasty, vague fruity esters. Unripe fried plantains (verdes)? I expected it to taste like a liquid mole sauce, but it does not. I've never had a Belgian dark, and some say that is what this is like, but it is definitely a step or two lighter in taste and body than most brown ales I have had, but less sweet and more complex. Right before the end, before the hops, that's where you taste the chile, some smoky depth, a little light roast coffee, nuttiness and oak. After the mild hop bittering, a little tingle lingers in the back of your throat, and that is the effect if the chiles. Very mild.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of midweight, very well carbonated, quite clean finishing for a darker beer.

Overall: For a chile beer, I really like this. For beer overall, it's kind of blah. Definitely worth trying, but not a regular in my fridge by any means. The craftsmanship and creativity are great, though, so I expect to try something from them next time I'm in the Chicago area.

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Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just a touch of spice in the finish but a truly enjoyable beer

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Photo of Sabtos
2.97/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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5 Vulture from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 284 ratings
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