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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Devon Ave. is a pale ale that recalls an age of daring exploration and trade across uncharted waters. This team set out on the brackish sea of brewing innovation in search of a recipe that would honor age-old tradition and modern technique. The tradition of English brewing, the cuisine of India, and the knowledge of our brewers in Chicago converged at the Patel Brothers Spice House on Devon Ave. Here they found the spices they would use in the finished beer - amchoor spice, cardamom, ajowan, along with chai tea from David’s Tea in Canada.

Nice clarity with a golden maple hue and a lasting cream-colored head; Harmonious balance of Chai blend, cinnamon, tropical green mango and a spicy earthiness; Complex blend of tart mango, thyme, mint, slightly smokey with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel; Dry with a mild astringency from the tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap 2014 GTMW, too much spice on the nose for this one and I’m not a big fan of ginger to begin with, the flavor is much of the same, spices with a slight malty backbone, really meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
on tap Golden orangish pour with nice head that lasted. Aroma and taste of spice, malt, fruit and cinnamon. Getting a bit of chai tea in taste as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, hazy gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is grassy and lemon, meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2014
It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of spice, malts, some fruit and a hint of cinnamon. The taste was similar with some chai tea, and some earthiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Hazy pale yellow color. Moderately spicy, dry, smooth, with reasonable bitterness, and crispy final.
Delicate and fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Orange-amber color with a low head. Spicy nose: ginger, chai spice, black pepper. Spicy, citrus flavor, just like chai. Ginger. Nicely done chai beer—not too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 14, 2014
Drought. Clear rich yellow with small off-white foamy head, doughy aroma, low carbonation sharp hops taste without a prominent aroma, abrupt finish with bitterish aftertaste. Reminds me of a bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at railroad. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma is loaded with Chai tea, especially clove. The taste is spicy like Chai with a nice sweetness on the finish. Semi-dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Tap at Happy Gnome. Cool beer. Slightly hazy orange pour with a large white head. Aroma is very complex - mint, cinnamon, and tea. Smooth palate, finishes slightly dry. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2014
On draught at Belmont Station. Full golden color. Aroma is cardamom, chai spice, thyme, and other spices. Taste is similar, with a sweeter tinge to the spices and a dominant black tea note. This got better as I drank it; at first the spices were overwhelming, but it tasted sweeter and more like a nice iced chai.

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