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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Collaboration between our own Arbor Ales, their namesakes in Michigan and Bangalore and the Bristol Chai Guy. A hoppy pale ale infused with selected Chai spices.

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3.3
The_Osprey (9350) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bottle shared at Leighton’s, with thanks to our host. As ’Chai Guy’, a collab between Arbor, Arbor and Arbor, 5.7%. Clear dark orange, lightly sparkling, small foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is ginger, cardamom and spearmint. A bit weird. Body is light, a little foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is spicy, minty, gingerbread, some pine. I like the gingerbread vibe but overall it’s a bit weird.

3.3
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 15, 2016
50cl bottle shared at the mid-April tasting @Leighton’s. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet with plenty of ginger. Taste is also sweet ginger and peaches. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty but too spicy for me

3.6
mR_fr0g (13673) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
UPDATED: APR 17, 2016 Bottle shared at Leightons place 14/04/2016. Many thanks to Leighton. Light hazed golden orange coloured pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is floral, ginger, cardamon, biscuity grains. Flavour is composed of semi sweet grains, Indian spices, cardamon, ginger, nutty. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. A little heavy handed with the spices. Decent.

3.2
Theydon_Bois (20922) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
Bottle aplit at LKS - thanks to our host, 14/04/16.
Orange golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is chai spice, herbal notes, orange, hop notes, ginger scrape.
Taste comprises more chai, bitter orange, candied fruit, floral, light spice, herbal.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a hoppy finale.
Ok for style but not something I’d rush back for.

2.6
zacgillbanks (5540) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Amber coloured with a sweet herbal, floral, ginger and spiced flavour, slight malty and biscuit notes followed by more warming spices on the finish. Unusual but a bit too overpowering for me.

3.2
jamestulloch (4367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of spice, tea and blood orange. Flavour of dirt, warming spices, brown bread, star anise and marmalade. Medium body with an oily texture. Lively fizz. This grew on me - at first I didn’t think it quite worked but the more I had, the more I appreciated the subtlety of the spice, which I imagine is easy to overdo.

3.9
beercuts (14) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Do you like beer? Do you like Chai tea? If the answer is yes on both counts then this is the beer for you. Different, tasty and memorable.

3.1
Beersiveknown (5303) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2015
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herbal ginger and cinamon on nose..Swedish Xmas biscuits, quite peppery, no sign of tea, just spices. Works ok just obscures base beer.

3.7
Scopey (15881) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at Beer Rebellion GH. It pours hazy dark amber/brown with a medium white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, lovely level of spice, ginger, cinnamon, creaminess, condensed milk, toffee and honeycomb. The taste is bitter-sweet, toffee, stewed orange, chai spice, light cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, mild fruitiness, touch of orange and brown bread with a smooth, lightly spiced finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. balance is spot, which is tough with a spiced beer. Rather impressive stuff.

3.8
madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
19h April 2015
Hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Light malts, touch of creamy sweetness. Nice spices, flavoursome but not dry and hot. A limey start and then more generic fruits and a touch of cherry flavour cough medicine. Whisper of coconut. Mild chilli heat before the crisp dry finish. Nicely fruity - herbal - spice. The best spice beer I’ve had in a 2 or 3 years.


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