Viva Habanera | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rye ale with agave nectar and habanero peppers

Added by Jason on 04-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,298
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
325
pDev:
13.64%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
61
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 325 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Admiraldinty
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap in the brewery itself. Interesting. They may have changed the recipe somewhat, since what I had was 5.9% abv, not the 7% listed here. Pours a dirty, dark amber. Not much of an aroma. Habanero provides a little sweetness and heat up front, but appropriately, the heat doesn't linger. You're not going to be reaching for a glass of milk or anything. Lots of bitter earthiness.

I'm glad I tried it, but I don't know if I'd seek it out again.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 32arden
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Heftklammer
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sheppard
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mahogany-ish amber. Not terribly aromatic. Nice levels of heat with a bready undertoning that asserts itself on the finish. Kind of a sweet bread. Not getting much in the form of rye. This is fine and I'm glad I got to try it. The heat is actually really nice and the right amount, measured, I'd say. However, the underlying beer isn't great, like it's sweet and under-attenuated or something.

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Photo of CDKing80
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I opened my nearly 3 year old bottle (bottled June 9 2014) and its still a decent beer. Head was pretty thick but died down fairly quickly. Still has a spicy bite to it. Seems to taste like i remembered.

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Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Intense drink due to the spicy kick so many folks may not be able to drink more than a single glass. For those who enjoy a spicy beer, this is a beer for you.

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Photo of Skwalk47
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gregoreaux
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizkybusiness
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is perfect with a southwestern omelet for those morning(or noon) hangovers.

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Photo of djgustafson
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SveNss0N
2.64/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cath
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deltoro
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mo_fro
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psweendogg
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rogacks
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Viva Habanera from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 325 ratings