Saturday, January 12, 2013

5 Rabbit Cerveceria 5 Vulture

This 6.4% ABV Oaxacan-style dark ale is brewed with ancho chili and is from the 5 Rabbit Cerveceria of Chicago, Illinois. They had been contract brewed, but their own brewery is now up and running. This bottle was brewed for them by Minhas. From their website: In Aztec mythology, 5 Vulture (Macuilcozcacuauhtli) is one of the 5 Gods of Excess (Ahuiateteo) and symbolizes the excess of lust and envy. The scavenging nature of the vulture represents the stripping off of deeply rooted lustful and envious impulses from our being. 5 Vulture is also associated with wisdom and longevity.

The beer pours a deep mahogany brown in color. There is a tall half-inch of thick, almost creamy, light brown head. The aroma is malty, cooked sweet potato and barley, just a hint of chili. The taste is rich, roasted malt mingling nicely with slightly spicy and earthy ancho chili. This one works, a nice beer. 

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