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Nacho Bait | Country Boy Brewing

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Nacho BaitNacho Bait

Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 10-08-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 46
Photo of do_ob
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a snifter. Pours a hazy burnt orange with about 1 finger of white head. Smells spicy, grassy, and slightly yeast-y. Medium weight with a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Good amount of habanero peppers up front with a grassy, wheat middle. Pretty smooth finish. Lots of spicy peppers on the aftertaste. It leaves your throat and lips tingling.

Overall, pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this beer is mild enough to be drinkable while still hanging onto its roots. I'm pretty sure this is just Cougar Bait aged on habanero peppers, at least that's what it tastes like. Probably not one to be consumed by itself, unless you just really love spicy food. I'm enjoying it with some chicken chimichangas and loving it.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Country Boy Brewing - Nacho Bait. 4.9% ABV. 750ml bottle split between two snifters.

Look: Pours a pale golden color, and settles into a hazy gold/yellow. Small white bubbly head, which subsides into a thin cap.

Smell: Spicy habanero peppers, backed by some hops, grassy wheat, and some light citrus fruits.

Feel: Light to medium bodied, smooth with some carbonation.

Taste: Some grassy wheat up front, with some citrus, like lemon and lime, but soon the habanero peppers come in, and start sweet, but end up hot and spicy into the back end. Aftertaste is nice and spicy, but not unbearable.

Overall: Since my first Chili Beer, I have been wanting to try more. Since Country Boy just released another batch of this, I picked one up. Great blend of flavors, and spicy peppers, leaving your mouth on fire. Paired great with some pizza.

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Photo of Brewdoo2
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This innocent beer has a nose of light fruits with a hint of wheat. The initial taste is slightly acidic and quickly turns into a blonde chipotle. The lingering mouth feel can be described as a wheaty slow burn.

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Country Boy Brewpub in KY.
Hazy, light amber with a small head of limited durability that leaves little lacing.
Light sweet aroma with a touch of funk; does not prepare one for the taste where the habanero addition is obvious. Obvious but not overwhelming or out of balance, and not just heat but some pepper taste too. . The taste of grains still comes through. Light body and light carbonation.

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Photo of AReed
4.84/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer. Its the only thing I bring home in a growler anymore. This is Country Boy's blonde ale Cougar Bait, but with jalapenos added to the keg, thus the Nacho part of the name. The guys at Country Boy do some really creative stuff and this is a very good example of that, where they take an already good invention of theirs and put a twist on it.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While this blonde ale innocently courses the palate to start, the deceptive beer finishes with a mischevous capsaicin burn that builds, and builds, and builds indefinately.

Starting with a calm and refreshing pour, the pint looks much like any other blonde ale you've had before. Brightly colored straw hues display light streams of carbonation through a moderate haze. Broken stark-white foam settles on the beer with medium retention and light lace.

Similarly, the aromas start the with grainy-sweet scent of thin honey, malt, and floral notes. But there's something oddly compelling in the backgrop- a ripe fruit scent of chipotle, wood, and peppercorn. Mild hop notes seem to be the catalyst that bridges the common beer scent into the additions of peppery fruit.

The first draw of beer into the mouth seems mild and refreshing. But as the beer crosses the middle palate it turns from it's part malt, part grain balance and into an herbally hopped, vegital taste of peppers. The refreshing taste of blonde piggy-backs onto the habanero flavor as it grows with strong capsaicin heat that suplants hop bitterness for its balance in finish.

The Dr. Jeckle/Mr. Hyde beer continues its schizophrenic nature in mouthfeel. What starts refreshing, light, and highly thirst quenching quickly turns to alcohol and habanero burn to finish. The vicious cycle of the beer scorches the tongue and causes a reaction to drink more... more of the refreshing beer that the beer pretends to be to start. Milk stout anyone?

Perhaps playful, perhaps devilish; the beer has some moxie treading onto my palate with its wolf-like attitude while dressed in sheep's clothing.

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Nacho Bait from Country Boy Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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