Whistler Brewing Co. – The Chief Chipotle Harvest Ale Review
Stepping into the BC Beer unknown, Whistler Brewing has brewed up The Chief, Chipotle Harvest ale. This unique, spiced beer pours with two fingers of broadly bubbled head that settles with a small amount of lacing on the glass. The ale’s colour is copperish with a fittingly chipotle-like hue. The aroma is surprisingly mild with some mild malts and a slight chili aroma. Without knowing this was a spiced beer though, you may not even pick up on the peppers simply from the smell. The flavour on the other hand starts off light and refreshing with toasted malts, a slight caramel flavour and very light hops. As the flavour progresses a slight spicy warmth grows and becomes more and more apparent. The chipotle is quite subdued and remains rather subtle but as you continue to drink it does grow slightly. Given the idea of this beer it is actually quite smooth and easy drinking. The spice is rather mellow and makes for an interesting and subtle twist on an easy drinking ale.
Alcohol – 5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.75 (Private Liquor Store)
Released October 2013
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