RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
E.S Chi is made with an Extra Bitter Beer base from Marin Brewing Company and a proprietary blend of herbs, specially prepared by Master Herbalist Yen-Wei Choong, Lie. Ac. Dr. Choong is the director of Yellow Emperor Natural Healing Center and Zen Garden: Chinese Healing Herbs San Anselmo, CA.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8408) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours hazy orangish copper wit weak tan head of foam. The aroma offers up raspberry like fruit notes and lesser amounts of black licorice and anise spice. It then gets a bit musty with sort of a fruity earthiness. The taste is similar with a berry or raspberry fruitiness mixed with a modest level of anise spice. The more I drink the more earthy anise it seems to get as well as sort of pumpernickel into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Tap: slightly hazy orange with minimal white head. Aroma is dusty, woody, and a peppery herbal tea. Flavor is leafy herbal tea bitter with gritty wood notes, a little pepper, malt, and a sweet/tart finish. Overall, not my favorite type of beer with odd mix but this is ok. Goes down with food well, otherwise a bit hard in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Hazy orange pour with an off white head. Aroma is spicey and herbal. Taste is like a tea with some bready malts. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a very minimal (very very lightly) hazed golden to light orange hue with a large bone hued head that slowly recedes, but still has pretty decent retention. Aromas are very herbal and spicy. I guess I misread the label...I was thinking Chai, not Chi. Interesting. Chinese 5 Spice, clove, sezuchan (sp?) peppercorn, pine, tea, earthy, pepper. Quite spicy and floral. Medium bready malt character. Light butterscotch notes. Some floral and possibly slightly oxidized hop character. Flavor is medium sweet, floral and herbal. Bready, biscuity, crystal malt, ice tea, green tea. Complex herbal character that I cant quite place. Definitely something clove like, lightly peppery. Not too much else. Hope this doesnt mess too much with my plans for sleep in an hour or so. Interesting. Light peppery heat at the back of the throat. Pretty tasty, but nothing special. Medium bubbles, nice malt backbone. Light tannins on the mouth. Lightly lingering sweet and floral notes. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Smells herby but I dont know exactly what because my nose is a bit stuffy. Looks great. Red-orange fade from top to bottom. This is pretty bubbly and light on the tongue with a bit of sun-heated tea flavor to it. I actually like it quite a bit as a change of pace beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2012
An interesting brew. A danky burnt apricot color with a head that recedes leaving a silky sheet and a puddle of cream floating. Smells of malted biscuits and dried herbs. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. Dry and very herbal with a moderate malt profile. A bit of acidity on the finish for bittering. Thumbs up for creativity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle shared by marcus. Aroma is malty and spicy fruit. Flavor is Smokey and herbal. Pours a golden with a hint of brown

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7867) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12oz pint at the brewpub pours a hazy orange with zero head. Nose is like a box of crayons, waxy plastic, faux citrus, herbs, perfume, orange candies. Flavor has more punch, sweet orange soda, thyme, lavendar. Tastes like herbal tea that someone mixed with orange seltzer. Medium bodied, oily finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Wow! Tea is definitely present in this.. Awesome beer! Session beer. Flavor: Malt profile is there, nice balanced carbonation, Tea, light hop. Simple. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of tea, herbs, and grass. Flavor of tea, herbs, florals, earth, and nuts.

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