Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili
Chili Beer Co.

Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con ChiliOriginal C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili
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From:
Chili Beer Co.
 
Arizona, United States
Style:
Chile Beer
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
52
Avg:
2.1 | pDev: 38.57%
Ratings:
453
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 23, 2021
Added:
Sep 23, 2007
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  44
SCORE
52
Awful
Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con ChiliOriginal C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili
Notes: The beer is now owned by Cerveza Mexicali - listed at https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11174/221542/
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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.82/5  rDev +81.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Thankin_Hank from Texas

Hey it looked cool with that pepper in it. Tempting even. The beer tasted like the pepper and the pepper tasted like beer. Yes. We ate the worm and the pepper. Usually mild and the soft texture was palatable. The pepper leads to the blue agave.
They were a novelty beer and I bought them occasionally. They were also available at Mexican Restaurant I liked.
It wasn't the same after Cave Creek. Definitely an early craft beer for me. Years ago 1990 something. When you drank Coors Light all the time it was craft like an Anchor Steam.

Jun 23, 2021
 
3.03 by Daneve76 from Australia on Jun 22, 2021
Photo of mmmbeer89
1.34/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

First off it's not as bad or as hot as the ghostface killah beer (I could'nt even finish that one). This beer is at least drinkable (to a degree) but not really enjoyable unless you're a hardcore spice lover, and as much as i love spice and spicy foods, spicy just doesn't mix well with a beer. It's good for the novelty but nothing else.

Jun 21, 2018
Photo of hoptheology
2.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Best by August 2014. What have I done.

Pours a pale gold color with pepper sediment and yeast sediment both. No head at all.

Aroma of jalapeno and light cereal.

Flavor is a whole lot of nothing, and then a huge pepper burn. Like liquid fire. There's really no flavor, just slight substance. It's not a complete fail, but it is indeed pretty awful. Took a bite of the jalapeno and it tastes like a green bean.

Feel has some sort of mouthfeel to it, but I can't really pin it down. It's like a 1% milk heaviness, but with a lot of carbonation and heat. Hmph.

Overall, it's not the vomit fest I thought it would be, but it's still a pretty bad beer overall. The stuff of nightmares.

Feb 02, 2018
 
1.84 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Aug 28, 2017
 
2.5 by Marvicsin from California on Feb 02, 2017
Photo of MaltTeaseFalcon
1.49/5  rDev -29%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
by MaltTeaseFalcon from Georgia

L- yellow with greenish tint. Organic matter located throughout. Sparse head, almost non-existent. Decapitated.
S- turpentine followed by a hint of embalming fluid.
T- literally unforgettable as your primary gustatory cortex will refuse to function normally for between 36 and 48 hours following ingestion.
F- burning sensation of mucous membranes. Shame, remorse.
O- if you suffer from any gastrointestinal disorder and have close relatives you honestly dislike be sure to change your will before drinking.

Nov 20, 2016
 
1.93 by YvesB from Belgium on Sep 09, 2016
 
2.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on Aug 08, 2016
 
3 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jul 29, 2016
 
2.1 by Jodio from Texas on Jul 19, 2016
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from bottle into a pint glass with a chili pepper floating in the brew

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a hot pepper smell mixed with some other aromas of a light caramel nature as well as a little bit of a bread.

Taste – The taste begins with a light bready and caramel taste mixed with a hot pepper taste. The hot pepper taste gets even stronger as the taste advances and is met with some other black pepper tastes, all while the bready and the sweet get even lighter in flavor. In the end with the increase in the heat and with a loss of the bready and the caramel, a very watery hot pepper taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is very thin with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly on the lower side. A higher carbonation level would have certainly been better for the spicy tastes to help keep them from overwhelming the light tastes of the brew.

Overall – This was not a very pleasant beer in my mind. I actually couldn’t even finish it which is super rare. I would certainly recommend to stay away from this one.

Jul 15, 2016
 
2.41 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jul 11, 2016
 
3.67 by pkalix from California on Jun 09, 2016
 
1.15 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Jun 08, 2016
Photo of dippy
1/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by dippy from Massachusetts

The worst thing ever

May 26, 2016
 
3.34 by beersapian from Virginia on Apr 13, 2016
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.51/5  rDev +67.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by IchLiebeBier from Virginia

Appearance: golden body with lots of fizz and foam on pour; no head retention at all. Oh, and it has a pepper in it

Smell: smells like a pilsner with just enough pepper smell to notice it. Reminds me of a chili relleno smell at a restaurant. Not that bad, actually.

Taste: I'm scared from the reviews. Here goes...Fairly smooth, refreshing, citrusy pilsner flavor to it, with some, but not a lot of pepper flavor; the heat starts to kick in pretty quickly, but it's not overpowering at all. It's about as much heat as a good bar of chili chocolate. I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how refreshing it is. As it warms up, the pepper's vegetal flavor starts to come through.

Mouthfeel: fairly thin overall, which is expected; but smooth and balanced.

Remarks: It think it's much better than some folks are saying. Maybe it has a short shelf life and they got an old one. I'm not saying it's an award winner, but heck, I'd buy it again, just for the conversation aspect.

Apr 12, 2016
 
1 by jeschaefer from Texas on Mar 30, 2016
Photo of beertraveler08
1.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by beertraveler08 from Louisiana

The look of this beer was what attracted me.Its looks clean and refreshing with an actual chile in it.The smell was a hot saucy cheap beer.The taste was a horrible cheap mexican cerveza with intense heat.It felt terrible going down and was way to hot and cheap tasting for my preference.I was suprised how hot this beer tasted and will always have the memory of my brothers face as we finished these beers,but i would never drink this beer again.

Mar 29, 2016
 
2.62 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on Feb 26, 2016
 
1.79 by CJNAPS from California on Jan 20, 2016
 
1.93 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 03, 2016
Photo of vikinggary28
3.13/5  rDev +49%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by vikinggary28 from California

It is what it is... a chile beer, what do you expect? It looks like a standard mexican pilsner in a clear 12 oz bottle with a chili floating in it, nice gimmick. It taste similar to the lager I mentioned previously with a little spicy bite to it. Not the best but certainly not bad. If you ever thought of popping a hot pepper into a bottle of Corona then these guys just saved you the time and effort and did it for you.

Dec 13, 2015
 
1.51 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Oct 22, 2015
 
1.61 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Oct 19, 2015
 
1.79 by Zaphog from Michigan on Oct 19, 2015
 
1 by gardner254 from Ohio on Oct 11, 2015
 
2 by downquark from Germany on Sep 26, 2015
 
2 by jaemeno3 from New Jersey on Sep 25, 2015
Photo of NeroFiddled
1.91/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Chili Beer Co. "Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer"
12 oz. clear glass bottle

I don't know why I would drink this beer again seeing as I've had it probably a half dozen times over the years, and most of those times didn't even finish it. I've gotten used to the heat, and perhaps that's the draw for me - other than drinking it at a special event. The malt is basic, but what else could it be? To put the whole pepper in there it's going to be hot, and no matter what you do with the malt, it's screwed. There's also no sense in making it dark because then you wouldn't see the chili; because really, this is about the chili, and that's the gimmick. So what you get is a corny lager with a bit of pepper aroma (which actually comes off a little odd) and a lot of heat. Unless your friends have bought it for Cinco de Mayo or something like that it would probably best just to avoid it.

Sep 24, 2015
 
2.01 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Sep 24, 2015
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2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by DrMindbender from South Carolina

It's been a long time since I had this beer, but I'll never forget it...and not in a good way. Although this beer was, as many others have stated, flat with way too much pepper, it did make some of the best ever jalapeño beer bread! I'd give it a 4.25 on its bread potential but straight 2's otherwise.

Sep 21, 2015
 
3.44 by Sabre311 from Texas on Aug 31, 2015
 
2.49 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2015
Photo of EmperorBevis
2.84/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled
& I do admit to not being a fan of lager or chilli
My already doubtful opinion is not helped by its appearance
it look flat no head
urine sample yellow with tainted with blood red hue
The aroma is cheap sweet lager with earthy chilli notes
the flavour is just burning chilli, hot but without being thirst quenching like other chilli beers I've had
I couldn't accurately tell you the mouthfeel because of it

well it certainly is a chilli beer

Aug 26, 2015
Photo of Brittian
3.13/5  rDev +49%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
by Brittian from Oregon

it tastes like chips and salsa

Aug 24, 2015
Photo of jackgriffin
4.57/5  rDev +117.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jackgriffin from Wales

Let me start by saying I loved this beer. How could I not? Combining two of my favourite things, beer and chilli. I'll admit I bought it because of the novelty of a beer, not only flavoured with chilli but with a real green chilli pepper floating in each bottle. How cool is that? However I was very pleasantly surprised that the beer itself was of a high quality, really nice and refreshing. Then you get a little chilli tang which works well. Then the heat. Works for me. A wedge of lime makes it even better.

Aug 22, 2015
 
2.59 by gilgar from Texas on Aug 21, 2015
Original C Cave Creek Chili Beer - Cerveza Con Chili from Chili Beer Co.
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