Samuel Adams The Vixen

Samuel Adams The Vixen

Chilling out tonight. Just finished watching Bad Teacher. Funny stuff, albeit very predictable. Prior to the movie we spent some time hiding from trick-or-treaters. Yes, we hid from children. We didn’t buy candy. They wanted candy. So, we turned out all the lights and prayed they wouldn’t ring the door bell. They rang it anyway. Crazy little sugar fiends…

Samuel Adams The Vixen

My wife wanted to give them granola bars, to which I said “are you out of your fucking mind?”. I remember what we used to do to the granola bar houses when I was a kid. The hilarity of all of this creeping around was amplified by the fact that we were making dinner at the time. We fumbled around in the dark the while avoiding the windows so that the candy hounds wouldn’t catch on to us.

Samuel Adams The Vixen

Now I’m sitting down with a curious beer – Samuel Adams The Vixen. It’s a bock…a chocolate chili bock. Wanna know what I learned about beer today? A bock is a type of lager. No shit.

Sam Adams is starting to go bonkers with beer options outside their regular offerings. Just the other day I picked up this Vixen, a red IPA called Tasman Red and an oaked blonde ale called Griffin’s Bow. Never heard of any of this stuff before and I was stoked to give them a go.

Samuel Adams The Vixen

The Vixen is absolutely delicious. Be forewarned – it’s sweet. The 8.5% ABV is obviously being covered up with chocolate maltiness. It’s like a giant beery chocolate shake. The beer is going to let you down in the chili department though. I can’t pick up any chili spiciness whatsoever…not even a hint.

Other positive points….

It’s got a remarkable head. The mouthfeel is smooooooooooooooooth. Almost too smooth. Like, painfully smooth…like licking satin sheets for 10-15 minutes too long.

In all seriousness, it’s a good brew. If you’re down with sweet beer, it’s worth a go.

-Lost

Samuel Adams The Vixen

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

4 thoughts on “Samuel Adams The Vixen”

  1. I’m pretty sure that I’ll have a chance to buy this one and the others you mentioned. This one sounds awesome conceptually. Was hoping the spicy came through. Looking forward to it.

  2. I felt the same way about Rogue Chipotle. I was really excited and hoping it would be very hot. Turned out to not even be mild. When they advertise chipotle or chili, I am expecting a little burn, that’s why I bought it. Have you found a beer that has heat to it, that might make me happy?

    1. Sting:

      As far as what I have tried, the Dogfish Head Theobroma is the best of the chili beers. It’s not going to burn your mouth with spice, but you can definitely taste the chili.

      That said, I haven’t tried a ton of chili beers.

      -Lost

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