Green Chili Beer | Flat Branch Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
Missouri, United States
flatbranch.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the chili-heads favorite brew. A mild base beer is spiced up with Anaheim and Serrano peppers. This beer has a wonderful green chili aroma and a touch of heat in the finish. Have it with tomato juice as a “liquid enchilada”.

Added by maxpower on 01-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
23.23%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
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0
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
2.44/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This chili beer has some heat. I have not had much experience with chili beers, but if I want that hot spicy flavor, I will order some chips and salsa

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Photo of WoodJRx
2.43/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours clean, with an enticing smell, and unique taste. However, the clarity and aroma are an abrupt contrast to the flavor of the beer.

Note: This is my only tasting of a chili beer. Please take note, that it could be an entire dislike for the style, rather than the merits of this style of beer.

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Photo of beergoot
3.93/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken 5/29/14

Deep amber color with a thin, clinging white head. Peppery smell with a bit of smokey character. Taste reflected a peppery base upfront yet relatively mild overall; light grain flavor. Medium bodied with a slightly coarse feel; crisp, clean, and dry finish.

A good, respectable chili beer. The pepper heat starts somewhat slowly then builds in intensity. Nice combination and blending of pepper heat and gentle malt flavors. Pairs nicely with their bayou chicken/sausage pasta dish.

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Photo of EF4
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Photo of Build_A_Brew
5/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of SicemWT
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of HarmonMW
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Jay82
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of BrewSTL
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of jmccullough108
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Soloveitchik
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of deweese
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at the source. The beer is light orange and mildly hazy with a thin white collar. The aroma does indeed offer a healthy dose of green chilies. The flavor is one dimensional, with a light body and ample green chilies throughout. No heat or burn in the finish, which I was expecting. A fun beer to sample, and well done for what it is. I like green chilies, so it's likely that I enjoyed this more than the average consumer. Worth a try.

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Photo of BHep
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of bowlerjoe2
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of jewellrunner
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Northsider
2.28/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had this on tap at Flat Branch.

My colleague ordered this one and I had to try it. It was a murky sort of yellow with white head. The smell is that of, well, chillis, and alcohol.

The taste is more or less the same as the smell. I honestly almost gagged as this hit my tongue and went down my throat. Perhaps one of the most unpleasant beers I've tasted.

Overall this is a big miss. I would not, could not, drink this beer again.

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Photo of hopstradamus
3.49/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. Bright and inviting, and still slightly cloudy. Decent carbonation, that fades quickly.

S. Some initial malt sweetness before the chili takes over. It kind of has a "ballpark nachos with jalapenos" smell to it.

T. Light and smooth, the chili's bark is worse than its bite- which is good. Just enough chili to dominate without taking over completely.

M. Light but a little chewy, it does not burn like I feared it would.

D. Good for what it is, but not my cup of tea. It is not offensive in any way.

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Photo of tempest
3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewpub. This appears clear and blonde. To keep this simple, which is easy for this brew, this tastes like crisp green bell peppers in a glass. It doesn't taste like hot peppers like other chile beers, just greenhouse bell peppers. There isn't enough malt to balance out the pepper and the pepper isn't terribly tasty. It's worth a try, but not a good session beer.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.91/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

While I'm waiting for my beer to warm up, I might as well plug in some reviews I scratched down...

Growler at Pete's RB Spring Gathering. Thanks Dorothy. :P

Slightly unsettling, muggy yellow color. Wisp of pasty white head.

Raw jalapeno nose singled out among a muddled produce section of smells.

Taste is straight up corn tortillas, itchy malt, with just a nip of jalapenos & brighter green Italian peppers lingering on the follow-through.

Spritzy carbonation, doughy, & slightly metallic. Chewy?

Lots of fun. :)

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler at PPRBSG09. This was actually one of my favorite beers of the whole gathering! Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of salsa and tortilla chips. Flavor is largely tortilla chips with a slightly spicy finish. Not really spicy at all (and I'm very sensitive to spices). This is a great beer! If you like tortillas and salsa (like I do), then you'll enjoy this beer! So drinkable too.

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Green Chili Beer from Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
3.1 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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