scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting – Wine Source. Thanks for sharing, Brian! Cloudy dark gold, white creamy head. Chai-tea and ginger aromas warm to swirls of cinnamon and gin. Intense spicy juniper berry and black tea flavors round with a sweet ginger-clove and citric zest backbone. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, deeply spiced finish. I’ll fall in the love category here as this turns out to be quite creative and unique…
pistolpete (203) - USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber.... a sweet brew with lots of coriander a little too much at that... overly sweet tea flavors... not really my style... expected more. ehh expected more
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from jessup plaza. poured a cloudy strawberry blond color with a small off white head. Aroma is light berry, a small amout of wheat aroma and some light yeast. Taste is berries, roasted malt flavors. Clove stands out through out with some minor alcohol on the way down. First of the sahtea style for me. Not bad.
Cornfield (5344) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Sam’s in Downers Grove, IL: This poured a hazy dark straw body with a small fizzy head that vanished almost instantly. The aroma was strong with juniper berries, ginger, and talcum powder. It was full bodied and highly carbonated - gassy. It had a honey malt sweetness with loads of the berries, ginger, clove, and a floral bitterness. Another drinkable DFH gimmick that I will probably only be having this one time.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tylers Bottle shop. Golden with a small white head. Smells like i expected, slightly tea-like, cardamon, ginger, juniper berries. Tastes like a spiced up golden ale. Unlike some crazy styles, this is drinkable, but its nothing I would ever want more than a couple ounces of. Decently different.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love these guys. What a great aroma. Lemon tea, grass, I don’t know. Amber pour with a small head. Flavor spicy and sweet. Very unique all around. You’re either going to love it or hate it. I love it.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a dull, cloudy amber gold. After an agressive pour, you get a sudsy white head that dissapears into a mere pin stripe.
Aroma: The aromas I get from a Starbucks Chai Late: oatmeal cookies, vanilla, flowers, cloves and cinnamon. I can smell some of the yeast as well.
Taste: Banana, vanilla, chai tea late, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, oatmeal cookie, and finishes with a quick spicy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fizzy.
Overall: An enjoyable creative beer, really showcasing the Chai, which I like on it’s own, and adds greatness to this beer.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): This brew pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Interesting aroma of chai tea, citrus and bananas. Medium body with flavors of vanilla chai, peaches, spices and honey. The finish is mildly spiced with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden orange pour with an eggshell head that leaves quickly. Quite the range of spice in this one: lemon zest, coriander, clove, banana, orange peel and black tea. Vanilla and honey also come out in the nose. Somewhat thick that stuck to the palate. Not something I would drink on a regular basis but glad to have tried it.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Julians, Providence, RI. Estery and spicey like a sahti should be, some banana, clove, with soft lemon and some subtle coriander notes. Sahti is not my favourite style, but they do a good job with this, pretty decent.