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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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E.S Chi is made with an Extra Bitter Beer base from Marin Brewing Company and a proprietary blend of herbs, specially prepared by Master Herbalist Yen-Wei Choong, Lie. Ac. Dr. Choong is the director of Yellow Emperor Natural Healing Center and Zen Garden: Chinese Healing Herbs San Anselmo, CA.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2010
On tap at Moylans. Copper, white head. clear. Chi flavor with bitterness and herbal flavor. Some honey. Good.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Amber pour, mostly white head. Yuck. Medicine, herbs, grass clippings, plastic...artificial and really not that pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Bottle. A really weird beer. Cloudy amber with a small head and medium lace. Aroma was medicinal and herbal. Taste was bitter with a herbal tea flavor. Dry aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (222) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2013
Lovely iced tea edge - interesting and satisfying - couldn’t drink a lot of it but very happy as it’s quite refreshing - on tap at Clancy’s City Beach as part of WA Beer Week - love it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2323) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Hazy amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is herbal, floral, lightly spicy, lightly fruity. Medium bodied, herbal floral flavor dominates. Well made but also kind of boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Amber in color with a white head. Interesting nose. Has some vanilla and a pleasant herbal quality. Spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice notes too., Somewhat fruity with sweet bread and toast. Somewhat sweet flavor of bread, toast, fruit, and vanill. Mild grass and tartness, lots of herbs, and some spicy nutmeg and all spice character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Wasn’t excited about this after pyramid chai wheat... This is far better, very good esb! Aroma is mostly malty. Flavor is very malt based with a nice tea like bitterness to finish out. In a world of super hop this, imperial that, it can be refreshing to enjoy more balanced beers. This one is great, love the herbs.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A dark golden amber color with a malty base and minimal hops and dry cereal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Appeared as a dark burnt orange color with little formation of head. Aroma is soapy with a mild hop aroma. The flavor is fruity with a taste of tangerine and peach while a nice touch of hops do shine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours hazy orangish copper wit weak tan head of foam. The aroma offers up raspberry like fruit notes and lesser amounts of black licorice and anise spice. It then gets a bit musty with sort of a fruity earthiness. The taste is similar with a berry or raspberry fruitiness mixed with a modest level of anise spice. The more I drink the more earthy anise it seems to get as well as sort of pumpernickel into the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Tap: slightly hazy orange with minimal white head. Aroma is dusty, woody, and a peppery herbal tea. Flavor is leafy herbal tea bitter with gritty wood notes, a little pepper, malt, and a sweet/tart finish. Overall, not my favorite type of beer with odd mix but this is ok. Goes down with food well, otherwise a bit hard in flavor.


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