anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy creamy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy creamy finish. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Clear golden pour with a white head. Slight tartness up front, but otherwise nice spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Some bready sweetness, water, and a grassy undertone. The flavor is a bit watery, tart, and grassy. Some good spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, but overall unimpressive. bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Bomber $4.99 at Bottle Barn; 2007 product. Looks like I should just copy IrishBoy’s words. Glass of foam with a little liquid. (That repeats with each pour; must be a live one) Slightly hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head. It has a really spicy aroma. Pie spice. Coriander? Nutmeg? Clove! Chai? Isn’t that tea boiled with milk and water? Certainly seems to have ginger. Thin to medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. On to the flavors. Ginger, coriander or nutmeg, likely clove, something herby - must be the Chai - seems a bit like tea. Light malt, or medium malt overwhelmed with spice. Overall it reminds of different ales: Butte Creek Mataveza; Badger Blandford Fly. Pretty tasty. Ought to go great with spicy asian food. The finish is decently dry, and the spice lingers while there is a flavor like that from sucking tea leaves. Overall it is pretty strongly flavored, but there are many different flavors, and they seem to work well together. Don’t die ’til you’ve tried this one. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
(22oz bottle, 2008 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a tall frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, clove, and tea leaves. Flavor of tea, citrus, floral, clove, cardamom, and grass. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
22oz bottle. 2007 vintage. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a huge sized white head. Aromas of chai tea and lots of spices (cinnamon, ginger, and lots more). Tastes of basically the same. This one definitely has tea in it. Has a light tart finish. Definitely interesting and I kinda like it.
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle. 2007. Amber beer with a huge cream colored head. Bottle under big carbonation. Spicy, nutmeg aroma. Very spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) flavor. Some vanilla and dusty malt. Lingering spice. Medium bodied. Spice overpowers. bytemesis (9191) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from backlog. Pours clear amber with a small fizzy off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving some residual and lacing. Aroma is grain, spices, cinnamon, clove. Flavor is light sweet, burst of lemon, clove, bit of lemony tartness. Medium body, interesting, not necessarily good. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2007
There had got to be a problem with their bottling line or something. This had a loud almost explosion like CO2 release sound upon opening. I have been trying to get this head settled for about five minutes now and the more I pour the more I get a mountainous foamy head.
Well, I finally got it settled... Cloudy yellow gold with a 1/2 inch head after scooping the mountain out. Aroma of sweet leafy spices. Smells kind of like a belgian, and a beer that comes to mind is New Belgium Mothership Wit. Definite spices, probably from the Chai. Sweet and spicy. The spice is definitley the most prevalent flavor quality. Mouthfeel has tea like coaty qualities. the carbonation tickles the tongue, as it is quite strong. A little gritty and grainy too. This is unique, but the whole head issue bothers me.
I take it all back. The spice is the tea. This is essentially carbonated tea. But the original rating will stand. cheap (6076) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2009
2008 A very big thanks goes out to cquiroga for this big bomber from californ-eye-aye. Large bottle that bursts with a lava like opening cerimony. Smells quite like yeast. Has an almost hefe olfactory. Beautiful rolling carbonation in the glass. Quite bitter impressions for a blonde. Big rocky alabaster head. Never stops foaming in my big mug. Enjoyable fizz on the palate. Taste is like many east end brews I’ve had, must use the same yeast. Malty bitter bite continues to grow on the back and top of my mouth. Hazy like an orangish hefe in appearance. The personality of this brew is somewhat reminiscent of unrefined belgie dubbels I’ve encountered. Strongish in the alky taste department. On the finish, it is quite interesting. Getting a buzz near the end of the session. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle from bottle barn. Dark yellow with fizzy head. Sweet milky chai taste. Not much else going on.