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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Using our blond ale recipe as the canvas for this one of a kind brew, we add chai spices during the fermentation process to allow the flavors of the beer and chai to meld seamlessly. The result is a truly unique combination of flavors; sweet malt, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove dance on the palate before ending with a tingling dry finish. Accept no imitations. This is SLO County’s original Chai Ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy creamy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy creamy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
(22oz bottle, 2008 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a tall frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, clove, and tea leaves. Flavor of tea, citrus, floral, clove, cardamom, and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Bomber $4.99 at Bottle Barn; 2007 product. Looks like I should just copy IrishBoy’s words. Glass of foam with a little liquid. (That repeats with each pour; must be a live one) Slightly hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head. It has a really spicy aroma. Pie spice. Coriander? Nutmeg? Clove! Chai? Isn’t that tea boiled with milk and water? Certainly seems to have ginger. Thin to medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. On to the flavors. Ginger, coriander or nutmeg, likely clove, something herby - must be the Chai - seems a bit like tea. Light malt, or medium malt overwhelmed with spice. Overall it reminds of different ales: Butte Creek Mataveza; Badger Blandford Fly. Pretty tasty. Ought to go great with spicy asian food. The finish is decently dry, and the spice lingers while there is a flavor like that from sucking tea leaves. Overall it is pretty strongly flavored, but there are many different flavors, and they seem to work well together. Don’t die ’til you’ve tried this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Clear golden pour with a white head. Slight tartness up front, but otherwise nice spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Some bready sweetness, water, and a grassy undertone. The flavor is a bit watery, tart, and grassy. Some good spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, but overall unimpressive.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
22oz bottle. 2007 vintage. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a huge sized white head. Aromas of chai tea and lots of spices (cinnamon, ginger, and lots more). Tastes of basically the same. This one definitely has tea in it. Has a light tart finish. Definitely interesting and I kinda like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle. 2007. Amber beer with a huge cream colored head. Bottle under big carbonation. Spicy, nutmeg aroma. Very spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) flavor. Some vanilla and dusty malt. Lingering spice. Medium bodied. Spice overpowers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2007
There had got to be a problem with their bottling line or something. This had a loud almost explosion like CO2 release sound upon opening. I have been trying to get this head settled for about five minutes now and the more I pour the more I get a mountainous foamy head. Well, I finally got it settled... Cloudy yellow gold with a 1/2 inch head after scooping the mountain out. Aroma of sweet leafy spices. Smells kind of like a belgian, and a beer that comes to mind is New Belgium Mothership Wit. Definite spices, probably from the Chai. Sweet and spicy. The spice is definitley the most prevalent flavor quality. Mouthfeel has tea like coaty qualities. the carbonation tickles the tongue, as it is quite strong. A little gritty and grainy too. This is unique, but the whole head issue bothers me. I take it all back. The spice is the tea. This is essentially carbonated tea. But the original rating will stand.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle from bottle barn. Dark yellow with fizzy head. Sweet milky chai taste. Not much else going on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle: Dark caramel color with crimson edges, explosive beige head with adequate lacing. Nose of clove, light yeast and spices, some up front citrusy hop and coriander notes as well. The flavor is balanced, moderately acidic with a grassy citrusy tail. Floral tail, lacking the trademark chai spices such as clove or cardomom. Seems just like a novelty beer to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2009
2008 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky yellow pour with a white head. nose is light spice and some earth. not bad on the palate with a sweet chai flavor.


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