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Big Rock Life Of Chai - Big Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 08-23-2013)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Olek4374:
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2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Split a 6 pack with one of my coworkers since I'm often a little sceptical of Big Rock's new products. They are really hit and miss. However, I'm a big fan of chai tea, so I had to give this one a go.

It pours a cool orange-brown hue with a thick head, maybe 6cm or so. The aroma is very malty and there is a touch of chai to it. It's not very resemblant of authentic chai tea, but I can see what they're going for.

The taste is pretty big rock-like. It's really watery and lacks any body, and the flavour is not very chai like at all, it just tastes like a below average brown ale. Feel is very light carbonation, and not much finish.

Meh, this is a pass.

I can see I'm a big minority here. I just don't dig this beer.

Olek4374, Oct 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of intoxabroad
4.25/5  rDev +19%

intoxabroad, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle. Nice stereotypical Indian busy imagery depicted on the label. Wow NINE exotic spices - why stop there? Why not an even ten?

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with one rather skinny finger of wispy, barely bubbly dirty white head, which leaves little beyond a few specks of islet lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of cardamom, ginger, clove (well, 3 out of 9 is where I stop), bready, almost cake-like caramel malt, a subdued earthy floral rosewater character, and a hint of herbal tincture. The taste is more spice, loud and proud up front, edgy and savoury all at once - nutmeg, ginger, and clove most prominent - a dry toffee-tinged caramel malt, and more herbal leafy hops, this time without the alcohol quotient.

The bubbles are pretty laid-back, just a wee, ineffectual fizziness, the body an adequate medium weight, and kind of too metallic (from the spice, I gather) to be declared outright smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready, toffee-esque malt starting to gain the upper hand on all those untethered spices.

Definitely right up the alley of the aromas wafting from each and every coffee shop I pass lately (and a few breweries, it would appear) - all that's missing is some pumpkin, and this goes from a slavish ode to Indian restaurant play-you-out, to full-on fall warmer (for those wusses who can't deal with +15 temps).

biboergosum, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

BigBry, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Kmat10, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a copper colour with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - Chai tea spices galore (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, touch of clove), sweet toffee-like malts.

Taste - All the chai tea spices and toffee notes are present, but not as strong as the aroma. Touch of vanilla perhaps. Finish goes back to a neutral malt body.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An excellent take on a chai inspired beer by Big Rock. The aromas in this brew are so enticing. I wish the spice flavours would stick around a bit longer all the way through the finish, but still very good.

leaddog, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into tulip 22/8/13

A clear amber liquid saturated with little bubbles, very well carbonated, thumbs width of tan foam sits around for a few sips leaving a few random patches of lace

S heavy on the spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, jump out, quite floral with some root beer and toffee with some earthy wood

T a little toned down compared to the nose, everything's still there but not as strong, almost over spiced, I don't mind it but its not very "Beer" to me

M a little watery but the bubbles give it some life, a little slick with heavy spice after the fact

O alright but nothing special, lots of spice that's for sure and I could see many people thinking too much

decent stuff but I doubt I'd ever bother again, some might like the heavy amount of spices but I think its a little overpowering,

wordemupg, Aug 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44%

Ianleesrivette, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

ScottWestmaas, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

kvadiat, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

schopenhauerale, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Tivlavrie, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

schnarr84, Aug 24, 2013
Big Rock Life Of Chai from Big Rock Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.