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Crowbar India-Chai Amber (ICA)

Crowbar India-Chai Amber (ICA)
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Brewed by Crowbar & Bryggeri
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Oslo, Norway

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
On tap @ Crowbar. A cloudy dark amber almost Cola looking one, only a soft lacing white little head on top. On the nose I get nice tones of cardamom, lavender and tea. It has quite a comfortable and nice nose this. In the mouth it’s mild oily with a soft prickling carbonation level. Again the lavender and cardamom sticks in the taste. I get some cinnamon with traces of licorice and heather. Lots and lots of spices that all cooperate in harmony. Really good. Would not mind more of this. 14.02.2014

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 14.02.2014, tap @ Crowbar:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly spiced, caramel malts, cardamom, grass, clove, almonds, nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and spiced, caramel malts, grain, cardamom, nuts, hay, close. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
The last drop from the tank at the brewpub. Glowing amber. Nice bitter tea character, ginger and other spices. Some caramel, fennel. Long bitter tail.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Small glass, tap at the brewpub, 5.2 % abv. Clear chestnut body colour. Ring to the rim of the surface. Fine lacework to the glassware. Malt-fruity nose with a prominent touch of ginger (Chai?). Caramel malty flavours joined by ginger spices and herbal hops. Malt-fruity ending. Medium bodied. Tasty (Meet up with Cunningham, Oslo 12.02.2014).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at Crowbar. Clear deep nut brown colored body with a tan colored film. Cardamum, cinnamon and sweet ginger bread on the nose. Sweetness Cristmas spices and a nice mellow bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth. Finishes with a spicy residue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2129) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
13.02.2014. On tap at Crowbar & Bryggeri. Tee!!!!! Dark amber colour with white head. Aroma totally dominated by tee spices. Cinnamon, Ginger and I dont know what. Difficult to taste what else there is, but there is a good malt body. Pretty good actually.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at Crowbar. Pours clear dark ruby with with a small off-white head. Strong spicy malty aroma. Taste is moderate sweet malty, toffee and caramel, lots of spicy elements made this a pleasant surprise, nice dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4003) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
Appearance: Deep nutty brown color with an off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Chai and ginger.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, chai, ginger and mild nutty.
Overall impression: Hell yeah. This is a beer for me. All spiced ale lovers must have this one.
Personal stats: On tap @ source

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
On tap at the brewery . Amber color, ok foam. Aromas malt, tea and some red berries . Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness, some sourness/ balances good. Enjoyable, but aroma intensity could be higher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (941) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2014
Wow! Here be spices! Strong spicy aroma with ginger, clove and cardamom, this is chai all right! The strong flavours have the same spicy characters. Light plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. A bit dull perhaps? There is some dryness in the finish, and some tea bag astringency. Maybe there are real tea leaves in this brew in addition to spices? A fun brew.
[Beer flight glass no 3 of 6, 20 cl from tap@Crowbar]


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