mjg74 (3078) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Very hazy golden/orange in color. Highly spiced nose. Very herbal. Smells like some fragrant desert plants. Sweet and slightly spiced flavors up front. Some tropical fruit qualities. Very crisp and refreshing with a good wheat flavor. Solid brew.
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a cloudy light orange with a small white head, and a little lacing.
smell is of tea, wheat, and spice.
taste is spice, tea, and some wheat. ends spicy with a little white pepper. nothing too exciting, is what it says it is chai wheat. not bad though.
thegreenrooster (4290) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is wheat and a herbal tea. Flavor is again wheat with some herbal spice. It’s a wheat ale with a little dark tea added. Nothing great.
BucannonXC5 (1612) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Oct. 5, 2012 (purchased at BevMo in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) as part of a winter variety 12-pack for $15.99 (with card) on Oct. 5, 2012). Cloudy, straw with two fingers of bubbly khaki head. Average-to-below average retention on the top, good on the sides.
Smelled a sharp whiff of peach right away, then warm tea. Also some orange, grass, wheat, butter and a bit of pear. Really liked it.
Tasted pretty close to the nose with peach and warm tea leading the way once again. My wife tells me this tea is Chai, which makes sense I suppose. Also orange, butter, wheat grass and still that slight bit of pear.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Long, astringent, buttery finish.
I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Tasted nice with the fruit/tea elements. A good change from the usual wheat beer.