Crazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili Beer | Chili Beer Co.

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Crazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili BeerCrazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili Beer

Brewed by:
Chili Beer Co.
Arizona, United States

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by taez555 on 02-04-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Aptosblue
1.56/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I found this beer in an "around the world" assortment of nine different beers. I haven't had many spicy beers and what I have had have not been able to pull it off. So I was kind of excited and cautious at the same time as I love spicy food and I love beer.

So I pour it into a clear glass as I usually do to see the color and head. I immediately notice the head was VERY thin and dissipated very quickly, in a matter of seconds. The color was a clear gold, but not the good kind, if you poured apple juice in a cup next to it I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

On to the taste, oh dear. I don't know how this company managed to make a beer that simultaneously had very little taste and gives you a nasty aftertaste. It's the worst of both worlds. Yea it's spicy, kind of, but it's not pleasant.

I would stay clear away from this beer, it's not inedible but it's far from enjoyable.

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Photo of DavidST
2.9/5  rDev +67.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.5/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Take a shitty beer, put a jalapeno in it, drizzle in some jalapeno brine, and light it on fire. That would be better than drinking this abomination. It was a novelty in its time, but should never be considered as something to put in your body.

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Photo of SoonerSuds
4.77/5  rDev +175.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This lager is seriously underrated. A very tasty, light, and moderately spicy beer that I would/have recommended to everyone.

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Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.34/5  rDev +150.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This was a really cool beer with some good heat and spice to it. Really could taste the nice hot chili and I still found this beer on May 19, 2017. It may be an older beer but it didn't taste flat or anything found it at liquor barn.

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Photo of JesseAlbin
4.99/5  rDev +188.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don't buy all these "sophisticated" palates' reviews. This is a great beer for what it is. They aren't going for some fru fru IPA that appeals to the hipsters down the way. They are an embodiment of the spirit of the Southwest, which is where Cave Creek, AZ is. It might not look like the tastiest beer, but you WILL see the chili floating within the bottle. A feat yet to be accomplished elsewhere. The taste and smell are outstanding, unique, and fresher than one would believe from just looking at it. You can immediately taste the spice as you drink it down, but the spiciness never reaches an uncomfortable level! It maintains optimal levels of burn throughout the bottle. Only eat the chili if you've got the gall though! ...just kidding. It isn't that hot. The beer pulls all the spiciness out.

(All the negative reviewers can shove it and get back to loving the smell of their own flatulence.)

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.31/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Woof, that appearance in the clear bottle with the looks like it was printed at home design. Pretty gnarly. Aroma was of macro extract and chili.

Taste, I mean, i've definitely had worse. It definitely has a lot of un-beer things going for it, most notably an almost vinegar like presence bringing imagery of these peppers being pickled and then dropped in post fermentation. I dunno if its the peppers or the lack of barley that make the alcohol pop hard and not in a good way here.

Because its been around so long and has wide distribution, its often on a lot of worst beer lists. And make no mistake, this beer sucks. But after a few thousand ticks, there's worse stuff out there. Somewhere slightly above the bud light a rita stuff and Rogue crazy shit, sits this turd.

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Photo of frothy_80
1.33/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had this about ten years and it's awful taste is imprinted in my head. All I can recall is that this liquid WTF, from Where we do not speak, tasted of acid reflux chased with carbonated urine . Don't be fooled, this beer was not retired. Cave Creek chili beer was exorcised back to the evil place it spawned from.

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Photo of el_michoacano
3.39/5  rDev +96%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADuff
3/5  rDev +73.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Depending on what I pair this with, I have been enjoying this beer since 2005. Definitely not the best, but I can easily get worse anyday of the week in my local retail cooler.

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Photo of JamesB63
2.29/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Great ingrediants that just came a little short of making a good beer

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Photo of Kajagoogoo84
1.42/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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3.12/5  rDev +80.3%

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1/5  rDev -42.2%

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1/5  rDev -42.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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1/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of wiseguywood
1.04/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This stuff had to be the worst beer I have ever tasted. No redeeming flavor, the only thing I recall was that it was hot (which in and of itself would be fine) and was pure dreck.

My first true drain pour.

I tasted this a couple of years ago at least, and had written some brief notes about it.

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Photo of DaveMiller
1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of camartin27
1/5  rDev -42.2%

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1/5  rDev -42.2%

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1/5  rDev -42.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pkalix
3.64/5  rDev +110.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

sorry, but I love this sh*t. I wont session this. nor do I inted to drink this early on in my session, but this is an awesome dessert beer. reference all the breweries who are competing for the hottest beer competition.... you don't have to like it. but I do. cave creek, however, is not producing the best chile beer around, but it DOES provide a chile in every beer, which is kind of cool. it's not intended to supplant your favorite stout or ipa, but, rather, it IS an interesting aside to most beers produced and I appreciate it.
take it or leave it. I enjoy it. just like I enjoy sushi ever once in awhile....

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