Nacho Bait
Country Boy Brewing

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Chile Beer
Ranked #27
Ranked #32,941
3.75 | pDev: 13.33%
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
Nacho BaitNacho Bait
Notes: Country Boy's Cougar Bait blonde ale with habaneros.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 92 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, canned on 10/17/18. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy god color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a bit. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like sweet/bready malt and habanero pepper. Taste is the same to me, sweet/bready malt and habaneros. It's not very hot but it's spicy. You know you're drinking a chile pepper beer, there's enough heat to please the people who like spicy foods but not enough to be overpowering. I wish I bought more than a single can because I could drink another couple more if I had them. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's a bit coating and easy to drink with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. I liked it! $2.00 for a single can.

May 26, 2019
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean amber, with a nice off-white head and little to no lace.

Aroma: Sweet malts and something else. Habanero?

Taste: Smooth up front, with a quick kick of spicy habanero heat. Tasty but not for the chili-squeamish. Liked, not loved.

May 02, 2019
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DoghouseReilly3946 from Kentucky

3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Date: Canned 11/18/18, sampled on 12/23/18.

Appearance: Light gold color with some haze and a fizzy white head that diminishes very quickly. It looks like an unfiltered macro lager.

Aroma: It has a lighter nacho cheese Dorito aroma with some pepper skin and nothing more.

Taste: The taste has more to offer, but not by much. Sweet corn central base with spicy pepper skin pops but beyond that, there simply isn’t much. I appreciate the heat level, it’s just attached to a rather boring beer. On the plus side, the mouthfeel is decent for a sub 5% beer.

Dec 24, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz canned x/19/18 poured into shaker pint at fridge temp, no ABV listed on can. The beer pours slightly hazy darker golden yellow with a little short lived off white head. The head recedes to nothing and leaves no lace. The aroma is minimal with just some hints of yeast. The taste is pretty standard blonde ale up front and then the habanero gets real. Big heat and pepper flavor on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, lowly carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, it's a chile beer, no doubt. I like spicy food and pepper stouts but this is another level of heat, in a beer. I think this was as well done as the style can be and it's $2 a single.

Jun 14, 2018
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Beejay from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow amber with a small white head.

S: spicy peppers with a sweet straw and bread aroma in the finish.

T: Sweet malty goodness followed by a nice spiciness and pepper character. Nice.

M: light body, moderate high carbonation, dry feel and crisp.

O: a very enjoyable pepper beer.

Jun 03, 2018
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Certainly a novelty beer. The nose is simple and typical of a normal beer. Color is typical as well. Taste is as my wife stated, Miller lite with a pepper taste. Descent novelty beer b

Mar 06, 2018
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a blonde color ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of spicy habaneros and light cereal notes is not that bad. Taste started mildly with a nice cereal base and then the habaneros kicks in later. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not a big fan of spicy beer but this one ended being drinkable.

May 16, 2016
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do_ob from Kentucky

4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Mar 01, 2016
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Bonkinishwa from Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Jan 24, 2016
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

25.4 fl.oz. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

This beer pours a hazy yellow color. It is topped with an inch of short-lived head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is sweet like pepper jelly. I also get some biscuit and toast.

The taste is very similar to the smell. It starts out sweet. Then through the middle I get the biscuit and bread flavors. The finish has a tiny amount of pepper flavor with very mild heat.

Moderate mouthfeel with a warming sensation on the back of my tongue and into my esophagus.

It is sweet and kind of boring with barely enough heat to make it interesting. I am usually disappointed in the heat from habanero beers. This is no exception. I highly doubt that I try this one again.

Nov 29, 2015
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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Moderately hazed dark yellow color. One finger of frothy white head that falls quickly and leaves just a wisp of lacing.

3.75 S: Base beer smells great. Grainy malts, fresh mountain stream water, grassy hops, and hay. The habanero is subtle in the nose, but it does give a pleasant burn with a deep inhale. Just a touch of chile vegetal component.

4.0 T: Oh yes, the habanero is much more prominent in the taste. It starts out warm and builds some good heat that peaks in the aftertaste. The peppers also add a touch of pepper flavor. The base stays similar - grainy malts. Fresh water, light earthiness, grassy hops, hay.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Refreshing and super smooth with a warming finish.

4.0 D: Really nice pepper beer. Perfect heat level that adds depth while still allowing the base beer to shrine through.

Oct 03, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Jun 08, 2015
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SackBlabbath from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I give this an overall 5 because they got exactly what they were going for. A very interesting beer, to say the least. Initial taste is a nice smooth somewhat fruity beer and the heat follows right after, in quite a spectacle of flavor. Definitely worth trying once if you also like hot things.

Jan 14, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Aug 14, 2013
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AReed from Kentucky

4.84/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

Feb 26, 2013
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Oct 08, 2012
Nacho Bait from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 92 ratings