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Chai Wheat - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Chai Wheat is an unfiltered, fusion-inspired brew designed to be a unique alternative to commonplace wheat beers. With essence of Chai tea, noble hops and gracious amounts of sweet caramel malts, the result is a well rounded, sweet, and robust wheat beer, distinctive in its class.

(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 10-06-2012)
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BucannonXC5

California

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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Chai Wheat from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.