Chili Devil | Cerveceria Azteca

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Cerveceria Azteca

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerdrinker123 on 06-15-2014

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by RHB33:
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheRamie
1.75/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 1” quickly dissipating sudsy white foam cap. Has a serrano looking chili floating in the bottle.
S: Chili aromas are detectable from a foot or more away. Smells like putting your nose into a jar of serranos. Not much malt or hops makes its way through the chili aromas.
T: Starts cool and creamy and then wham the chili hits with a fair amount of heat.
F: Medium hot chili heat in a light bodied and above average carbonated beer.
O: It is an interesting beer but I would just as soon have the chili in the food and use the beer to cool my mouth down.

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice spicy chili beer poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The color is a clear golden yellow with little carbonation. Has a great spicy flavor. I really enjoy chili beers. A pretty good offering.

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Photo of Mike412
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
1.99/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a clear 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with no head whatsoever. Smell is of spicy peppers. Taste is awful. Pure heat, a light pepper aftertaste, spiciness is overpowering rendering this beer undrinkable. Feels light and hot in the mouth and overall this beer would is on the list of worst 10 beers I ever drank.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Ereeper
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of metter98
3.17/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving no bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of chili peppers are present in the nose.
T: Semblant to the clear bottle, this beer doesn't have a big body and is completely dominated by flavors of chili peppers.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather "hot" on the palate as the chili peppers contribute a moderate amount of heat to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer is all about the chili. There's no balance and all you get is peppers, but maybe this isn't a bad thing for the style, if all you want is peppers. If you are looking for balance, you need to pair this one with some nachos and guacamole.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz. bottle, best by date appears to read 04/15/15. Acquired a single bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. ''Premium lager beer & a gourmet Serrano chili". No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale mini snifter.

A - Pours how it appears through the clear glass bottle - a hazy murky greenish lager gold body. Appears weakly carbonated, with some slow bubbles floating topside. No real conjuration of any sort of head, nor any lacing. Lots of vegetal sediment from the Serrano pepper floating in the beer. Can't say that it looks bad.

S - Not really much of a nose on this one - just straight earthy, vegetal, Serrano chili spice. Perhaps a vague notion of flat stale regular "beer" smell. Not much of a nose, but that isn't where the gimmick lies.

T - Flavor is what you would expect : tons of chili pepper heat, bit of earthy / vegetal flavor, and maybe the slightest bit of the lager base creeps through. Hot hot hot stuff. It burns my throat on the way down. Not for the faint of heart, that's for sure.

M - The feel is smooth & drinkable, but extremely hot & spicy chili pepper finish. Definitely only recommended for those who love the heat. To me, and the average beer drinker, the heat makes this one unbearable.

Overall, it was exactly what I expected. I definitely only try beers like this for the tick and for the novelty value. Only recommended to those who love chiles and pepper heat. So according to style, I'd say it hits it's mark.

Chili Devil -----3/5.

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Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of jkonte
4.06/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper and filtered with no head, little carbonation and a green chilli that looks like similar to a Thai chlili. The label says its a Serrano chilli.

Smells of hot, spicy chillis, particularly like a Jalepino pepper, or hot sauce.

Very spicy. Again, much like hot sauce but without the sodium. Like thai food spicy, not just a hint of heat. Its not unbearable to me but it would be for some people. Little malt and beer as well, but mostly heat. Burns right down.

Scorching burn all the way down from the peppers, not alcohol. Light body, little carbonation.

Got on wish beer today, drank June 21st, 2016. Overall, really cool beer. Not to an 'American Style' as some would expect, and has a cool label.

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Photo of Tahoeshowtime
1.53/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Literally the worst beer I've had in over a decade. After having Ballast Point's Habanero Sculpin I got on a kick of spicy beers. Appearing Mexican and assuming it might be worth a try, I grabbed a sixer of this God forsaken brew. Mind you, I enjoy Modelo, Pacifico, and Dos Equis under the appropriate circumstances, I realize comparing it to a Ballast Point is like comparing a Fiero to a Ferrari.

With that said, it's worse. Think Busch with a shitty pepper in it. Drinking it makes me contemplate sobriety. Every sip makes me reassess the decisions I've made in life that lead me to purchasing this six pack. I bought it 5 months ago and I have 3 left. I've probably drank 250 beers since I purchased it. The best thing I can say about this beer is that it makes your farts smell like you ate an entire meal of deviled eggs and canned tuna. Vascillating between using the last few bottles as Christmas ornaments or drinking them the night before my next cross country flight in hopes of silencing everyone in my general vacinity.

Would highly recommend if you're in a transitional period and need a catalyst for self evaluation. Otherwise, do yourself a favor and drink literally anything else in the house that you don't keep under your kitchen sink.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.14/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle because the store I stopped by was selling them as singles. Figured, should be interesting anyway. And that is about the most I can say. Not a great beer, but certainly not bad. A nice light beer. The pepper is an interesting twist. If you like spice it might work for you but not much more than a interesting try.

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Photo of beerdrinker123
3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Color you can see directly from the bottle, its a clear golden color. Pours with little to no head.

On the nose, all you can really pick up on is the serrano pepper, maybe a little bit of grain and hops just smells pretty mild. Not really a bad thing though, its simple, and I'd say on target.

Flavor wise its a really mild, light lager, doesn't taste too funky or swampy, after the first sip the serrano pepper definitely takes control of the flavor, its not overwhelmingly hot, but just a little spicy. Its interesting, rather unique, pleasant, not bad by any means.

Mouthfeel is really smooth and refreshing, lovely hot summer day beer.

I picked this beer up in a rushed frenzy with a handful of other chili beers not knowing this actually had a pepper in the bottle until I took it home, was initially disappointed but after giving this beer a try, I can actually say it wasn't bad.. I actually enjoyed it, it was interesting and rather refreshing.

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Photo of woodychandler
3/5  rDev -2.3%

My local, frequent in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!

From the bottle: “Premium Lager Beer & a Gourmet Serrano Chili”.

Proving once again that I will try anything once, I Pop!ped the cap and began the pour, albeit more gently than usual as I wanted to decant the “chili pepper added”. I also queued up RHCP, Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil” and the Rolling’s Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil” on YouTube as musical accompaniment. Between my gentle pour and the beer’s inherent carbonation, it was as fizzy as soda pop and quickly fell to wisps. Nose was astounding in the sense that I was taken aback by its heat. This was not going to be like the previous Tommyknocker Chile Beer and no one was going to have any sympathy for me. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with some fizziness from the carbonation. The taste was what every batter fears from the opposing pitcher – high heat! I am probably NOT this beer’s target audience, since I do not handle spice very well. As I have grown older, I have become more tolerant (possibly due to a dulling of my senses), but this was burning my lips, my tongue and my esophagus! This was truly the Devil’s handiwork. I had a feeling that this might be the case, which is why a) I saved it for second and b) I broke out my sandwich to eat with it to help kill some of the heat. I gave up on trying to taste much of anything in this beer about ¼ of the way in as its heat was just too much for me to bear. My eyes were watering, my scalp was tingling, my bald spot broke out in a sheen of sweat, hell, I even felt my eyes beginning to water. This was not pleasant, but nor was it an outright drainpour. I like my drains too much to do that to them. Ha! No, I will rarely pour out a beer, choosing instead to wear its completed imbibing as a badge of courage. In fact, the more I drank of it, the more insensate and inured to it I became to the point that I was home free.

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Photo of JohnnyI
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one has to go as one of the top novelty beers out there for the simple fact that they include a whole serrano chili pepper in every 11.2 oz. bottle. Coupled with a clear glass bottle and the transparent yellow liquid, the highlight of the show is on full display. I split this with a friend at Cafe Craft in North Charleston, SC, but insisted that I got to keep the pepper (rock-paper-scissors for the win!). After pouring half in to a pint glass, it appears a little cloudier than I originally thought. Not even a hint of any foam on top. It looks like an extremely cheap macro-lager with an army green pepper ominously floating in the depths. Canned green beans, spicy pepper and a touch of vinegar in the nose. The flavor is pretty much what I expected. A watery adjunct with a slight corn flavor and pronounced pepper heat. The pepper starts out fairly strong and builds on your palate to create a burning sensation. In fact, the spiciness elicited a few sneezes in quick succession, then left a pleasant burn in my mouth and throat. This is as advertised. Mexican corn swill with a fantastic pepper punch. I just wish I would have let my friend eat the serrano pepper. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT eat that. I can't even describe the taste. It gives no appreciable added heat and fills your mouth with a disgusting flavor. Overall, this one is great if you like palate scorchers. I can appreciate this after sampling many purported pepper beers that give little to no spicy heat. I may be in the minority on this one, but I'd happily have it again.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
2.3/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not much taste other than heat.

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Photo of Kidvegas
3.21/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I am a usual consumer of IPA's. This packaging caught my eye and then I saw the Serrano inside the bottle. Let me say I have never lost a chilie eating contest and have enough pictures on "walls of pain/flame". I enjoy heat and the diversity of chilies. Serrranos have a unique smell that I love. Upon opening the aroma of the pepper was there. I loved it. The color was yellow. The beer itself was lager and reminded me of an old Budweiser. To say it's undrinkable is a matter of what you like. I bit the end off of the pepper and allowed the rest to remain and swirl in the glass hoping to get more heat. It didn't help. I say crank up the heat and I'll try it again. Heck I'll drink it again just as it is.

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Photo of jagada
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of golf4collet
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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