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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brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Amber in color with a white head. Interesting nose. Has some vanilla and a pleasant herbal quality. Spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice notes too., Somewhat fruity with sweet bread and toast. Somewhat sweet flavor of bread, toast, fruit, and vanill. Mild grass and tartness, lots of herbs, and some spicy nutmeg and all spice character.

bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Tap at the Raley Field Brewfest. Pours amber with foamy off-white head. Smells herby. Tastes fresh and of tea or herb. Not heavy, but not watery. Unusual body - maybe like tea with sugar? Not that it is at all sweet. Whatever, it’s pretty refreshing.

bu11zeye (13215) - 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.

slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a traditional bitter that seems like it would be good enough on it’s own accord, but the addition of all kinds of oriental herbs make it a unique and tasty addition. no one spice that jumps out, just an earthy grassy note atop the traditional brew. pretty good."

daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Amber pour, mostly white head. Yuck. Medicine, herbs, grass clippings, plastic...artificial and really not that pleasant.

Ibrew2or3 (8814) - 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.

nimbleprop (8750) - 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.

JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/8/10. Clear amber/copper pour with a thin off-white head. Dank malt nose with some earthy hops. Crisp malt flavor with herbs and a fruity malty finish.

BMan1113VR (7929) - 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 doesn’t 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.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
draft at Moylan’s brewpub. golden/orange pour, floral, strange herbal tea like flavor, some bitterness but cant over come the herbal flavor, neat beer but i didnt finish it

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