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New Holland Mutinous Battle Chai Ale

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Mutinous Battle Chai was a collaboration beer between New Holland Brewing and Mutineer Magazine, a nationally distributed fine beverage magazine. It was released at Falling Rock House during GABF 2010 with proceeds of the keg going to Mutineer’s charity partner A Child’s Right, in support of global water relief for vulnerable children in developing countries.

The base beer was brewed with both pale and rye malts, spiced with an original interpretation of the traditional chai tea spice blend, and fermented with a Belgian wit yeast strand. This base beer was then primed with brown ale wort and underwent a secondary fermentation with Merlot yeast on oak. The end result is a dry, amber-colored, medium-bodied Belgian-style spiced and oaked ale unlike any craft beer brewed before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft at Dexters. Ruby brown, unfiltered. Sweet tea aroma. NH clones DFH Sahtea. Pretty nice, but not as much depth, watery NH palate. Medium to full bodied, tea dominated, smooth malt tones. Easy drinking tea-beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
6th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky orange-brown body, thick, puffy, tight creamy buff head. Nose of chai. Chai-dominated body, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chai, chocolate, heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, caramel), no hops, and average fruity esters. Flavor is chai, chocolate, heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, caramel), no hops, and average fruity esters. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, spicy with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Poured from growler fresh from New Holland, poured a hazy amber with a nice white head, the aroma is full of spices and some sweet malt, the flavor is spiced nice with ginger, clove and cinnamon, this was a new experience for me and I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
On tap at New Holland Brewpub. Mildly hazed copper with a thin off-white head. Very spicy aroma of chai tea, ginger, clove cinnamon, pepper and cardamom. Taste is spicy as expected with ginger, cinnamon, clover, pepper and tea. A bit of dusty and sweet malt as well. A spicy dry finish that lingers on for a bit. Nice spiced ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at Falling Rock poured a cloudy amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, chai and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, chai and fruittiness with a smooth lingering fruity chai finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Tap at nhbc. Amber with white head. Full of chai, herbs, and clove. Flavor is similar. Lots of sugar. Big chai and sugar beast. Simple, but enjoyable.

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