Posted January 11, 2007 by Anthony in Reviews

Review: Chili-Beer Hot Sauce

Crazy Ed's Chili Beer Hot Sauce

I knew there was a review done for this quite some time ago so I begrudgingly threw it back in pantry for a bit.

Ingredients: Fresh Carrots, Selected Red Peppers, Fresh Onions, Key Lime Juice, Garlic Salt.

Noticed I put the ingredients list up first for this review. Good thing I didn’t forget it about the sauce in the back of the pantry. No vinegar in here so I wasn’t sure how long I could keep it fresh. There was a best before date at the top stating that this good until January 2008. And where is the freakin beer?!? You would think with a label this bold that beer would come into play somehow. Well it did, but not in the form of sauce.

This sauce has a lot of good things going for it so far (and I haven’t even opened it up at this point). The colour of the sauce in the bottle is outstanding and there was enough of an air bubble in it to judge the viscosity. The bottle and graphics are top notch, almost regal in appearance.

All is good and well so far. But I would rather take the worst looking sauce with good flavour and heat than one that is aesthetically pleasing only. So how did this one fair in the taste department?

Crazy Ed's Chili Beer Hot Sauce

Well it took a couple good shakes to get out of the bottle. The regulator on top made good work of a sauce that looked more watery than it was. But after a few good dashes I managed to get enough to test. The first taste was odd. It was good, but it felt like something was missing. Indeed, that vinegar kick was gone. The carrots were very apparent and then there was a touch of sweetness followed up by what I would a call a medium heat. After a few wings though this sauce built some character unto its own and it was quite enjoyable. It did take some getting used to but it was more due to the lack of vinegar than anything else. I gave it a good try straight from the bottle and really enjoyed the flavour.

If you are looking for a sauce that doesn’t have much vinegar I would put this at the top of the list. Don’t expect much heat though. That is only thing I would like to see from a sauce like this.

Packaging 10/10 ““ Would look great on any shelf ““ the sauce store or your own collection
Aroma 8/10 ““ more like a vegetable cocktail than a hot sauce
Appearance 10/10 ““ brilliant orangered with good viscosity with visible seeds and skins
Taste 8/10 ““ great sauce without a vinegar bite ““ fresh and lively
Heat 5/10 ““ medium ““ would have been nice if it had a solid habanero punch

Overall 8/10 ““ no beer here ““ but a very good sauce overall

Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili-Beer Hot Sauce
Imported by:
Black Mountain Brewing Company
Cave Cree, AZ USA

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