LtDan (1743) - 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 (7585) - 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 (2780) - 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.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tops.
Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is cloves, coriander, chai, tea, malt, honey. Flavor is coriander chai tea, carmelized malt, honey, lots of sweetness, spices. My wife commented that it tastes like pumpkin pie, which isn’t too far from the truth. Very thick syrupy beer and interesting flavor profile but not something I’d want to drink a lot of. Interesting and worthwhile experiment by DFH worth trying once but not something I’d drop the cash on again.
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
cloudy lt. orange. sticky lacing. a - spearmint, menthol, orange zest, ginger
t - sweet & plummy, chai, vanilla, honey. mf - rather flat.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mixed sweets and a slight spicy note. Spice comes out a little more in the flavor with sweet notes in the finish
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed via both draft and 750ml bottle in a elongated tulip glass. The sample pours a medium yellow with a white head. Notes of ginger and other spices come through prominently in the nose, along with perhaps a touch of malt in the background. The palate shows bits of spice, malt, and a lemon finish. Overall, the creativity is excellent, as is the execution.
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sunset Grill. Pours a cloudy gold with no head. Aroma is very spicy with spruce and pepper and lots of other spices I couldn’t recognize. Flavor is also nice and spicy with lots of sweet malt and honey. Interesting but the sweetness is a bit wearing.
thornecb (4292) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy tea color into a shaker. Off-white head recedes to hug rim. Spiced tea aromas. Slick Sleepytime and honey upfront turning to a finely carbonated spicy pepper and rye finish. No hint of the abv listed as 9% on the bottle - tastes closer to the 6% listed here.