bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of tea, herbs, and grass. Flavor of tea, herbs, florals, earth, and nuts.
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Tap at the Raley Field Brewfest. Pours amber with foamy off-white head. Smells herby. Tastes fresh and of tea or herb. Not heavy, but not watery. Unusual body - maybe like tea with sugar? Not that it is at all sweet. Whatever, it’s pretty refreshing.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a very minimal (very very lightly) hazed golden to light orange hue with a large bone hued head that slowly recedes, but still has pretty decent retention. Aromas are very herbal and spicy. I guess I misread the label...I was thinking Chai, not Chi. Interesting. Chinese 5 Spice, clove, sezuchan (sp?) peppercorn, pine, tea, earthy, pepper. Quite spicy and floral. Medium bready malt character. Light butterscotch notes. Some floral and possibly slightly oxidized hop character. Flavor is medium sweet, floral and herbal. Bready, biscuity, crystal malt, ice tea, green tea. Complex herbal character that I cant quite place. Definitely something clove like, lightly peppery. Not too much else. Hope this doesn’t mess too much with my plans for sleep in an hour or so. Interesting. Light peppery heat at the back of the throat. Pretty tasty, but nothing special. Medium bubbles, nice malt backbone. Light tannins on the mouth. Lightly lingering sweet and floral notes. Decent.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clark golden with a fizzy white head. Tea and leather aroma. Sweet orange and tea taste with a leather finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/27/2010 Total Score: 3.4
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Malt vanilla and herbal tea aroma and taste with a sweet perfume like finish.
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Moylan’s brewpub. golden/orange pour, floral, strange herbal tea like flavor, some bitterness but cant over come the herbal flavor, neat beer but i didnt finish it
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/8/10. Clear amber/copper pour with a thin off-white head. Dank malt nose with some earthy hops. Crisp malt flavor with herbs and a fruity malty finish.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly muddy brownish glow with a ruby tint and a thin, but noticeable tan head. Aroma of tea, caramel, alcohol, pit fruits and some very minor sweetness. Medium-bodied; Strong, very potent flavour of malt, tea, nuts, earth and a little spice and herbal characteristics. Aftertaste is not very pleasant packing more of a spice and tea note than anything of signifcant value and the finish isn’t spectacular. Overall, an okay beer with a decent idea turns into a beer definitely worth passing up - especially if it’s full price. I sampled this pint on draught at Pete’s Brass Rail in Danville, California on 19-March-2011.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells herby but I don’t know exactly what because my nose is a bit stuffy. Looks great. Red-orange fade from top to bottom. This is pretty bubbly and light on the tongue with a bit of sun-heated tea flavor to it. I actually like it quite a bit as a change of pace beer.