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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hard cider with tea and Chai spices
Essential Elements - Apple cider, chai tea (tea with cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla).

Appearance - Dark amber and clear with a foamy white head that dissipates into a thin white rim.

Aroma - Sweet, fresh apples with notes of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, ginger and raisin.
Experience - Sweet, baked apples followed by a vivid blend of clove and cardamom. Black tea rounds out the flavor and leaves little to no tannin. Medium-bodied with a crisp, red apple skin aftertaste.
Type: Cider
Alcohol: 5.5%
Package: 500 ml bottles, 1/6th barrel kegs
Taproom Price: In Bottle , On Tap
Food Pairings:
Bread pudding, cooked apples, dark rum, pumpkin or sweet potato pie, baked squash, samosas, Indian butter chicken.

Distribution Availability: California, Michigan

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (377) - - MAY 17, 2014
As far as hard ciders go this is one of the best. Chai tea lightens the whole thing up and adds a touch of cinnamon without the fakeness that comes with adding actual cinnamon flavor. This is one of my favorites from b Nektar


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (422) - - MAR 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2017 B. Pours a dark amber color with no head. Really interesting flavor. Apple and spices

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8271) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Listen, Maude, I’m sorry if your stepmother is a nympho, but I don’t see what it has to do with - do you have any Kahlúa?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9924) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2017
Bottled thanks to Brian FL (non ratebeer) on January 28, 2017.
Clear copper color, very small white head. Spices, ginger, apples, cinnamon, lime taste. Light acidic, spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, sweet finish. Spicy, apple scent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KymeadIrving (1) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2017 does not count
Pours a clear golden brown. Strong smell of spices. Sweet cider with a fair bit of tartness from the style of apples. Strong spice taste, only a modicum of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3620) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
500 ml bottle
An elusive cider found its way into my collection after being discovered at the local store. With a name like Dude’s Rug this could not be passed. If you like The Big Lebowski or B Nektar in general pick up a bottle.

Aroma / Appearance - A soft bronze body glimmers with refracted light. Bubbly carbonation livens the profile. Chai, cider, and malt stick in the air which is surprising for a 5.5% ABV beer. Smelling almost like a tart it sparkles with life.

Flavor / Palate - Chai tea, mulled apple cider, and cooling juice meld into a polished sweet profile. From start to finish the taste consistently offers a dry texture. Rather than a predictable dry cider this turns the recipe on its head to create a memorable experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Sample at the Aficionado’s beer tasting on 12/08/2016. This Cider is a murky copper color with a thin white head that burns away quickly to a sparse outer ring. Applies and spices in the nose. Light to medium body with flavors of mildly tart apple, cinnamon and chai spice. The finish is fruity with a spiced apple aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rudzud (44) - Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Picked this up in Maine oddly enough. Shared with JLindros. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice slightly clear honey amber hue. Aromas of very light tea aroma huge aromas of cardamom, ginger, clove, and cinnamon. Taste is similar to the nose, the spices are way over powering. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Really really spice forward. Wish this was more like a mulled cider.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweet apples, a decent apple cider bite, heavier spices, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, herbal tea, a strange combination for me, hard to finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (652) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 14, 2016
On tap at Crunchy’s. Pours clear brown. Quite sweet. Lots of chai. A bit of apple and tea taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11088) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle. Chai tea and apple aroma. Amber. Very sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, tea, and apple juice flavor. Nice body and balance. Very tasty.


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