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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our new fall seasonal beer; an ale brewed with herbal chai tea and pumpkin. Aromas of chai tea and subtle pumpkin notes on the nose; Flavors of chai and pumpkin make this fall seasonal stand out from typical fall beers. Perfect for a brisk autumn day.

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3.1
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2017
bottle, old rating - Clear amber pour. Smells of chai spices and caramel malt. The flavor is mostly sweet malt and chai. Pumpkin is subtle. Medium bodied. Overall it's decent.

4
Clarkdvm (546) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Bottle in Florida. Pretty representation of genre. Not too much pumpkin 'spice'

3.7
wlajwl (7278) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Aroma is pumpkin bread and pure spices. The flavor is spices/nutmeg, lactic/ice cream, malts and a sour/tart finish.

3
thegreenrooster (4663) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pour is a murky reddish with a small white head. Aroma is some pumpkin pie spice with some vegetation. Flavor is nutmeg heavy with a spicy herbal tea. I’m not sure pumpkin pie spice and chai tea all come together in this beer as well as it could. The flavors all seem a bit harsh.

3.1
kaser (6464) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Rating from memory, had it yesterday. Dark reddish pour with white head. Spices, pumpkin and a little malty. Not bad for the style.

3
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle:   Stale brown sugary sort of aroma, a little caramel and toffee.   Not spicy in the traditional sense.   A touch earthy, some biscuit, faint maltiness, little sweetness.   Comes across as a very lightly spiced ale, but unsure if I would call it Pumpkin.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finish is just a little soily, with very faint spices.   Too light, needs more traditional spices.   Otherwise okay.


3.6
bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Rating #2109 - 2015.10.08 - Bottle from CBI Clear copper-amber pour, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hint of allspice. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, and a heavy fleshy pumpkin flavour; despite the presence of fairly heavy flavours, it remains a balanced brew.

3.4
Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a semi-hazy orange brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind spotty lacing. Aroma of mince meat pie filling, nutmeg, a hint of berry and pumpkin. Flavor is where the chai tea, nutmeg and toasted caramel malt is better detected. Finish is a touch chalky with a lingering nutmeg and chai tea aftertaste.

3.5
Brigadier (3800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle
For the cost (about $1.69) this was simply too interesting to pass up on a run to the local store. The results don’t disappoint. If you expect something amazing look elsewhere but it definitely offers fair bang for the buck.

Aroma / Appearance - Roasted chestnut liquid flows around the glass with ease. Ivory head melts like marshmallows over an open flame. Pumpkin bread, nutmeg, and cooling tea blend into a semisweet cool feel of late fall.

Flavor / Palate - Fresh chai crests on a wave of bubbly whipped cream. Squash and chocolate chips refresh the palate. From start to finish the experience remains well balanced. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a different sort of fall seasonal.

3.1
alexsdad06 (11381) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2016
12 oz bottle from notes, picked up locally. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pumpkin pie spices, mild pumpkin, Chai tea, herbal, thinner body, willing to try once but not revisit.


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