redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spicy funky aroma, with some hoppiness. Pours cloudy golden amber with a thick white head. Very spicy upfront, clove, cinnamon, allspice, then it turns funky sour, like brettomyces, maybe this bottle is infected? Has a dry bitter finish. Not what i was expecting. Interesting to try, won’t try it again.
DocJitsu (586) - Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep golden color with nearly no head at all. A white ring forms and clings to the edge of the glass where it joins with the beer. A very faint aroma of tart pear emerges from the glass. Mouthfeel is wet and smooth, yielding to some carbonation scrub, and finishing a little powdery. Very mild, blended flavors. Mild clove is noted. Lightly sweet and just as lightly tart. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery with my bro-in-law Mike. Great off-the-radar brewery. Was told by bartender this was their blonde ale with chai added during fermentation Nice cinnamin chai flavor. Creamy and light.
illidurit (1948) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a pint glass. Gold with a heart of orange and a fizzy cola-like off-white head. Aroma is sweet with obvious chai spices, vanilla, hay, candied citrus. Flavor is sweet as well, with a round honey malt base and a restrained chai spiciness that surprisingly doesn’t become overwhelming. At first the beer is on the cloying side but with a little warmth, some mild tea tannins come out and dry the palate without being too astringent. I wasn’t expecting much here but this beer is completely fine. The only flaw is it’s sweet and fizzy.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Henry’s: Poured a sparkling golden liquid and had a fizzy short lived formation of foam. As for the aroma, I can definitely pick up on the scents of cream, green herbs, spices, and perhaps a light background of tea. The flavor is just as rewarding as the nose led me to believe because of the touches of herbs, tea, and spicing as well as a delicate usage of cream flavoring. Certainly creative and different cream recipe than made for an interesting drink since I usually don’t fancy cream ales unless their really dark in complexion.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. A beer clothed in controversy, and possibly rightly so. Takes more of a sweet chai line than spicy, though the spice is there in a rounder, sweeter way, like a starbucks chai with plenty of sugar. But I like starbucks chai; much better than their coffee. Basic blond/cream ale base with light hops but a little more malt sweetness to carry the tea. Nice stuff.
bhops (425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bullzeye.. Pours pale gold with thick head. Aroma of hay, gras, some malty sweetness, tea. Flavor is understated, some spice and sweetness. Nice but thinnish.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is slightly cloudy, golden, with a nice white head. The smell is flowers, tea, honey, jasimine, and chai. Tthe taste is weak, some spices, flower, and chai.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy gold with a good sized white head. Aroma is floral with notes of fruit and perfume. Taste is of grain and lightly floral.