v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark molasses brown with lots of carbonation. Good lacing.
Aroma is strong with maple syrup. I am in love.
First sip reveals nice balance of chai and maple. Not too sweet but definitely evokes maple syrup on pancakes.
Nice tingly mothfeel carries a nice flavor. Leaves a lingering maple sweetness on the lips. Its very good. Aftertaste is creamy and sweet with a slighlty dry finish.
kvanrij (6) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bear is meant to pair with dessert if you ask me. Wonderful dark taste that is coffee like.
sulawang (542) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: beautiful artwork on the label, lovely colour scheme. Pours dark cola brown with a sizable somewhat lasting creamy head, lots of barely visible fast activity.
Nose: sweet maple syrup and chai (clove, cinnamon, coriander, ginger) on the nose - very inviting
Attack: cream-fizzy, 5/10-sweetness
Mid-palate: watery mouthfeel, cola/root beer, caramel malts
Finish: bitter black tea, maple exhale, burnt roast bitter off-dry finish.
Summary: A gimmicky try-one-time-only beer. It lacks finesse, real depth, body and balance to be a winner. Exciting on paper but falls short on delivery.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is dark brown with fluffy beige head and decent lacing. Aroma of strong maple, spices from the chai, light herbal hops. Taste is really sweet with some maple pie and chai, roasted and caramel malts, light earthy hops. Medium body and low to medium carb. The maple and chai taste are overpowering and makes this one really hard to drink. Drain pour.
jrieger (3) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I don’t know what the people who gave this beer a poor rating are smoking... Excellent, flavorful beer. It’s unique for sure. And delicious. Caramel, clove, vanilla, chai is how I would describe the taste. TRY IT!
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours brown in color with a 2 finger light brown head that settles slowly to reveal some thin spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by maple with a light chai tea presence and mild hops. Taste is maple sweetness with hints of chai tea and a mild hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body with abundant carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the palate. A very well done brew by a brewery not known for quality beers in the past. I was quite surprised by this one.
zeek (165) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Huge amount of carbonation powers a very chai like aroma. Anticipation while waiting for head to subside for first sip, will it live up to the aroma? Taste is sweet, slight bitter finish. Strange taste, not for me.
beer_monkey (3) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely fragrant with the essence of the chai and maple. Great flavour from the mzple and chai. Not a heavy beer good summer ale. Beer flavour is not strong.
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fantastic chai aroma and great lingering maple aftertaste... but unfortunately the most important part -- the taste of the actual beer -- leaves very much to be desired; it’s like tonic water. If they fixed this part IMHO this could be a 4+ beer. Maybe that would be impossible, though, as it would drown out the chai. Really wish I could give this a higher rating.
LarryBeast (454) - - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep copper colour with thin, bubbly beige head. Strong maple smell with whiffs of chai; small maple taste with whiffs of beer. Sweet, but very watery. Not a lot of substance.
microakes (156) - CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, pale brown head. Brown body, strong, strong maple nose., with a hint of chai. Creamy, slightly maply taste, with a chai finish. Quite refreshing.