BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster - Elysian Tangletown - GPBF 2008 - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Holy Cow this was filled with aroma. Cucumber, Pepper, and Chai. Tons of Aroma.
Appearance – Amber in color, Hazy with a nice head.
Flavor – Beergasmic this beer had so many flavors it was to die for. Wow what a beer . This is perfect for a fish dinner and wow it had flavor.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, Good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Did I mention this was a huge beer with the flavor was strong as hell. Cucumber was strong and the Chai was very nice. Wow what an awesome beer.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of cucumber with light corriander and Belgian Wit notes. Hazy bright orange with a nice head. Hella cucumber. Some wit. Light spice. I hate cucumber, so I found this rather foul.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a frothy white head. Big veggie cucumber pumpkin aroma. Smooth medium body. Flavor is dominated by salty cucumber, with the pumpkin and chai spices adding a nice dimension. A most unique beer here.
Draft at Tangletown.
after4ever (5283) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (GPBF) 08. Grainy, opaque pale copper. Creamy thin white head. Wooly mid-palate. Huge cucumber and chair nose...very weird. Astringent, bitter, super-dry cucumber mid-palate. This needs a little more body and sweetness, especially for people who connote chai tea with delicious blends of sweet spices.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cucumber and chai based pumpkin ale from Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Fest
Had a strong chai aroma and some vegetable-y elements to it, a cold cucumber/soybean contrasted against the alive spices from the chai and pumpkin.
I liked this for trying something new, but I don’t think the balance is there.