georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden Hazy, with lots of tiny bubbles. Low to no head. Aroma is banana (candy like), plums. Taste is bitter, butterscotch and caramel. Medium body. OK, but not great in my own opinion.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is interesting, indeed. This will be reviewed as an experimental, not as a traditional sahti. Nose of juniper, butterscotch, and wet bark. Pour is hazy, dark gold and has a nice smooth texture. I love the black/chai/tea influence that they have used. It marries extremely well with the spicy rye and herbal notes. A wonderfully innovative ode to a truly innovative ancestral brew. Extra kudos for the use of the river rocks as a semi-traditional technique! Good job guys!
tympanic (163) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Shorty’s. What a strange and delicious beer! Very complex flavor and aroma.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/16 1:40 Aroma is complex and jumps at you. Appearance is light and clear. Taste is so many tastes up front with a spicy finish. There might be too much going on for some people, but I really enjoy it.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kenny Road Market. Surprisingly good; much better than I had anticipated. Aroma is honestly not that great; I didn’t get much spice, just a honey sweetness, while not bad, was a little disappointing. Luckily, the flavor was quite good; everything I hoped for in the aroma came through on the tongue. The cinnamon and tea flavor from the chai was fun. Bitter and sweet.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of citrus and spices. You can easily pick up on the Chai tea spices. The flavor is sweet and for some reason the sweetness is the dominant flavor for me. The spices are there just not in the forefront. I really like the ancient ales series from Dogfish Head. This is another good entry.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a bit of a juniper taste, but leans more toward coriander. Overall decent, reminds me of a pumpkin beer.
Aarond (137) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange, copper color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is orange citrus, chai, and other spices. Taste is belgian yeast, wheat, cardamom, and chai. Full bodied. Very good.
revolution2718 (134) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber. The smell was not what I would expect from a beer, and the taste was the same. You get hit hard with chai, juniper, and spices. I found it to have a medicinal taste, reminded me of a cough drop. Not a fan.
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MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice light colored beer. Pours with minimal head. The aroma is quite striking. It makes me think I am about to take a big swig of pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie, but this is a little off for beer. Luckily the flavor is really balance and quite different than just about anything else. Strong attack of chai flavor which warms to a really nice finish, mellow and just a slight taste of juniper, very slight juniper flavor. Overall a wonderful fall beer to sip while enjoying some College football