Fran’s Hot Hot Hot Chilli Beer (4.2%)

Another of my finds from Cobbett’s, and this is terrific.
As long as you like chillies.
Pouring a lovely warm honey amber, the first mouthful has some sweet caramel.
Then the chilli kicks in.
Warm at first, it builds into a fiery heat that sets the back of your throat ablaze.
You can still, just, taste the malts.
There’s a digestive goodness and even a smack of floral hops in the palate, but the heat is immense. On the nose you have a wonderful fresh chilli bouquet, green and piquant.
You wouldn’t want this often, but it’s bloody good.

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Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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4 Responses to Fran’s Hot Hot Hot Chilli Beer (4.2%)

  1. Ferg says:

    Agreed it’s well made but besides the novelty market, I don’t understand what it’s for. Not a beer one would return to is it?

  2. Gareth says:

    Love chilli beer, although you’re spot on, you wouldn’t want it all the time. I don’t think it’s a novelty though Ferg, it’s a fruit beer, and while some might not like them, others do, and it’s part of why beer gets to be so interesting and varied.

    Cobbett’s look to have a good selection, think I’ll have to be ordering some soon. Keep the reviews coming… or maybe not since it might ratchet up my bill!

  3. Steve says:

    even if not intended to be so its bound to be a good food-pairing beer

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