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Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter - James Page Brewing Company

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
James Page Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-28-2013)
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Photo of Azeotrope
2.23/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Tastes alright at the front end since you are tasting the chai but it quickly developed into a gag at the end and I found after several attempts, I couldn't drink it. I like chai the but wasn't into this. I suppose try it if you really love chai and hope for the best.

Azeotrope, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, w/o freshness/canning date info.

Pours darker honey amber, long lasting dark khaki cap, goes to a fine film and leaves moderate fine lace.

Sweet spiced up nose with some cinnamon and vanilla.

More moderate sweet on the palate, again with cinnamon, and light vanilla. Some roasted malts smooth things out.

Meh, mellow and fairly well spiced, too much really for my liking. Add some of this to a spiced cake or holiday bread recipe and all would be well.

Billolick, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark reddish brow that looks ruby red or garnet toned in the light. Thin layer of tannish foam that collars up around the sides, lasting thin surface skim. Not much lace.

Aroma has some interesting spices, nutmeg or cardamom. Not especially roasty or porterlike, more like a cola but not sweet.

Blended chai spices, cardamom for sure, light nutmeg and cinnamon. Body is a little thin and watery, very slight astringency. Tastes like a spice cookie, a little toasty and sweet with a moderate level of spices and light bitterness. The overall flavor is interesting, though it could be a lot smoother.

Fun fact: James Page Brewery was among the first to can craft beer, back in 1998.

Thanks to Walt for making this one possible.

emerge077, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jschott75, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being black in color; when held up to a bright light only traces of dark brown are visible near the edges of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of chai spices are present in the nose—nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger seem to stand out in particular—along with notes of vanilla.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of chai spices and is a little sweet. There are also notes of vanilla and hints of chocolate. The taste becomes a little sweeter and chocolaty as it warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really interesting—it's almost like having a chai latte. I really enjoyed the complexity of the spices that were in the smell and taste. It's a little light on the porter flavors but is still very unique.

Serving type: can

metter98, Nov 16, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +13.1%

smithj4, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

malfunxion, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of ralerwen
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

ralerwen, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks a little thin and bright for the style as it's a dark prune purple color when held to the light. Even sitting on the table, it looks more purple than brown. The head is a thin film of nice creamy tan.

Oh boy, there's a lot going on here. Smells like fruit cake, with dried dark fruits, a hint of ginger and a pungent molasses. Not all that appealing; could go either way.

Thankfully, this cacophony of flavors works out and is actually quite quaffable. There's a far more prevailing porter foundation here with a smooth, thin and sweet roasty grains and only a fraction of the fruit-cake nightmare from the nose (thank God). If you can get over the smell, its actually pleasant, with just a hint of ginger and anise in the finish.

The mouthfeel saves the day here. It's 1,000x more clean than the nose would suggest, with a light rasp of carbonation. However, the carbonation lingers and pricks at my tongue a bit.

You know, I'm really on the fence with this one. If the spices were toned down, I think it would be an easy drinking summer porter.

DarkerTheBetter, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Shawner
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Shawner, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Huhzubendah, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%

Canada_Dan, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Poured with a reasonable light tan head that lingers with a light cover, some lace and has an opaque black brown color. I don't pick up any of the spices in the aroma just basically Porter. I am not a chai tea drinker so I don't remember those flavors but the spices in this beer are reminiscent of holiday spices. To me they don't go so well together. The body is okay. This beer might be for some but not for me.

drpimento, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of MinisterCurry
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Pours with a thick creamy head and develops wispy lacing. Nice mahogany-charcoal hue.

Smells like field mint, sour yeast, chai tea, fig, tobacco resin, fall baking spice, oak and cocoa.

Tasting brings notes of masala and chai black teas, dried fig and blueberry, chocolate mint. Finished with a Medium-dry cocoa finish.

Smooth mouthfeel, velvety but not too rich. Dry like a good porter should be.

MinisterCurry, Sep 24, 2014
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2.38/5  rDev -29.2%

schreurb, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

paulish, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -7.1%

BushwyckCraft, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Localdrinklax, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Spyderheartscoffee
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Great beer. I drank it at 30 degrees fahrenheit. Delightfully reminded me of Christmas. Vanilla and cinnamon are the flavors that shine most with a complex spice and bitter background. Great flavor without straying too far from a solid porter flavor. Yummy. The company should feel free to send me free beer anytime.

Spyderheartscoffee, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

Beerlover, Sep 05, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +22.6%

andyroo0810, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

nate19red, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

sneezye, Jul 24, 2014
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Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter from James Page Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.