Hot Blonde | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Barley Brown's Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-08-2009

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Photo of LotsofLupulin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Once again, the fantastic lady behind the bar was nice enough to give me a short pour of this brew... I don't always like chile beers but I had to try this one.

Crystal clear lite golden brew.... thin head... I would assume chile oils don't do alot to help with retention ;-)

Nose is pure and simple jalapeno.. it more than hints of the palate blast that is about to come.

Flavor begins with some pale maltiness and a nice bite of heat.. with more sips... the heat grows... but at some point after a few minutes, the heat sorta levels off and reveals "real" jalapeno flavor... tough to describe, it's sorta like a one of those novelty "lite heat" jalapenos... the heat is more than represented, but the chile flavor really does shine... the pale malts do well to keep things in check.

Overall... this was about as much as my Scottish heritage could handle in one sitting... Instead, I could see myself ordering tasters of this every couple of "regular" beers while making an evening of college football and appetizers.

I think the brewers accomplished exactly what they were setting out to.

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Photo of vkv822
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ The Growler Run

Pours a golden yellow with a thick, foamy white head.

Definite spicy jalapeno profile in the aroma and taste, but it doesn't continue to burn the mouth after the beer is swallowed. Complimented by citrusy hop notes.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done chile beer, plenty of spice without destroying your pallet for the evening.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leftoverburrito
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jdense
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler consumed at EOU commencement party honoring two of my best students. Congrats Kevin and Doug.

Deep gold clear body, multiple streams of effervescence, fairly hard pour resulted in full finger of pure white head, medium effervescence and above average lacing. What a nose, to paraphrase my buddy John Michaelsen Good Grief! Frickin' huge bouquet of ripe Jalapenos, some citrus hops for balance, light clean malt aromas subsumed by the peppers, one of the most unique smelling beers I've had. The peppers aren't as assertive on the tastebuds as they are in the nose, though they come full force once the beer as fully warmed, a bit of sweetish malt and citrusy hops provide suitable balance. Mouthfeel is just on light side of medium, good effervescence and tingly lips. Not the most drinkable of beers, all but the Chile Beerheads would have a hard time finishing a pint of this. IMHO the standard for Chile Beers. Exceptional.

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Hot Blonde from Barley Brown's Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 8 ratings