Chai Wheat - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
4.03/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2012 05:21:25 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.79/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: A somewhat hazy medium amber with a deep orange hue. The white head is quick to dissipate and made of rocky bubbles.
S: Well balanced, moderate aroma of chia tea spices and an American Wheat Ale. The chia tea has cardamon, cinnamon and clove aromas while the underlying beer has citrus hops and a soft wheat aroma. There are light ginger and clove notes as well.
T: Moderate wheat sweetness with a moderate to moderately-strong chia tea flavor with the ginger be the more predominate flavor. There are other spice flavor of cardamon and a light clove as wel. Low hop bitterness. The balance is about even the finish is medium and the aftertaste is of tea spices.
M: Medium-light bodied with moderately strong carbonation. Just a slight prickle on the tip of the tongue.
O: A a great example of a balance spiced beer where you can taste and smell both the spices and the base beer style; to often the spice just takes over but not here. It not a beer I'd go tracking down or highly recommend but it's good for it's style and the brewers intent.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2013 01:03:06 | More by MadScientist
Chai Wheat from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.