Brew42 (61) - - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Large visible sediments in the beer that may seem off putting but do not have any effect on the taste or mouthfeel.
Smells-Spicy and sweet. Cinnamon and chai are definitely present with some hints of clove or anise.
Tastes- Sweet and pleasant. Cinnamon and chai dominate but there is a hint of black licorice that is very pleasant.
Mouthfeel- Thick full body.
Overall-Nice sweet/spiced beer. I will definitely try again.
DiscerninDrunk (20) - - SEP 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep copper, very little head, slightly hazy. Smells of juniper, tea, caramel, clove. Tastes of tea, juniper, various spices. Medium malt body
chucklemation (475) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a light amber with a white foam head. Aroma is chai tea and berries. Flavor is the same, sweet, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and delicious.
DMBFAN1 (10) - - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not my normal beer. Great change of pace. Perfect flavor aroma texture, etc. don't need to have again any time soon but nice chai tea flavored ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Clarkdvm (117) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from total wine in fl. Hard to find a complaint. Beautiful aroma- spice.. cloves. Amazing flavor- vanilla chai. So easy to drink. One of my new favorites
mensch (249) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good stuff, but you can’t call it "subtle and balanced." Turns out, I like not subtle and unbalanced. You get a big dose of spiced tea, then hints of lemon, spicy rye, and finally banana esters. Very unbeerlike. The alcohol content, 9%, is definitely subtle. Happy I can’t taste the ramps.
Koskela (289) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloves and bananas in this pale orangeish hazy brew with a small white head of tiny bubbles. I get a spicy flavor much like the aroma with a christmas flavor a medium body and decent carb.
jsnicholas (133) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750ml): pours cloudy golden. Smells spicy. Wow this is different. Not bad but different. Spices are very strong, cinnamon and tea? not sure what juniper berries taste like. Not bad but too many others that I would rather drink
ryecatcher (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours a pale golden, slight haze, big fluffy white head with killer retention and lacing. Nose is lots of spice (the chai blend come sthrough clearly with the cardamom, cloves and coriander) some banana, grass, daffodils. Mouth is medium bodied, medium sweet, rye coming through, a lot of the flavors that are in the aroma -- spices, florals, grasses, yada, yada, yada. The only disappointment is that I’m not getting the juniper berries -- which is what I was most looking forward to -- and I imagine it might be overpowered by the spices added in. Regardless, this is a very tasty beverage and would be exceptionally good during the late fall when the air gets chilly and damp here in Chicago.
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Golden yellow, thin dissipating white head, very light patchy lacing. Aroma is of spice, some pepper, very floral with lots of perfume. Flavour is of perfume, spices and pepper, starfruit. Floral mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long with some spice and flowers.
Another in the long line of interesting and little known styles from Dogfish. I’m glad they have the balls to do something like this.
Modularman (128) - - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of ginger and spice. Appearance is golden yellow with off white head. Taste is sweet banana with clove spice and ginger.