Viva Habenera - Rye Ale (brewed with agave nectar and aged on fresh habanero peppers) - 7.2% abv
Night Shift Brewing - Everett, MA
This beer pours a murky amber, with a very fluffy, white head with impressive retention. It smells of sweet malt and fresh cut bell peppers with a touch of spiciness from both the rye and the habaneros. The flavor starts with a smooth bready backbone but it is quickly overtaken by the heat of the peppers. The aftertaste (or after-burn I should say) is mostly of habanero but it is not super intense. I should disclose that while I'm not one for spicy foods, I do love spicy drinks, beers included. While this is not a beer I would drink regularly, it was a well put together drink with a fun twist. I will definitely buy again in the future.