Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter - James Page Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BierStein711:
4.66/5 rDev +39.9%
Can poured into shaker pint glass
Appearance: jet black, light brown and red hue at the base. Sporadic lacing coats the walls of the glass. Three finger head when poured in two parts gently.
Smell: Chai! Cinnamon, cloves, and ginger
Taste: Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and sweet malts.
Overall, this is a great beer. I can't wait to try other JP's (Stevens Point) beers.
02-09-2014 19:45:53 | More by BierStein711
More User Reviews:
3.49/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
06-04-2014 02:25:27 | More by Billolick
3.23/5 rDev -3%
Pours to a thin beige head that falls to a ring that lasts. Deep brown hazy color. Aroma is chai tea spices so dominant that you can hardly tell it's a beer. Flavor is a potent blend of pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, etc. blended with faint roasted malts. On the sweet side. Tea-like finish. Mouthfeel is blah and watery. Overall, this is not a bad thing to drink but it really tastes more like a chai cola than a porter.
I like chai, but I won't be buying this again.
05-30-2014 00:30:24 | More by EagleTalon
3.7/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
07-28-2013 23:09:04 | More by emerge077
2.54/5 rDev -23.7%
This is a porter spiced with a chai tea mixture of spices including ginger cinnamon, cardamom, clove and anise. I have had a couple of homebrewed examples of this style while judging competitions and have been tempted to do my own version, but it hasn't hit my rotation yet. With the tag-line "Discover" on the label, along with an adventurous fictionalized James Page exploring the wilds of India, this is also an attractive package.
Aroma: Lots of things going on in the aroma on this beer. Lemons, cardamom, white pepper are strong. There is a slight roasted grain burnt aroma. Allspice and cloves as it warms up a bit. Some sweetness from malt is present as well.
Appearance: Deep brown, but not black. Held up to light you can see through the edges and clarity is excellent. When poured has an enormous light brown head that fills the glass. I poured this into 2 separate 12 oz glasses and foaming was such that I still had a third of the beer in the can afterward. It was several minutes before I could get a legitimate taste of this beer.
Flavor: Not as sweet as expected from the aroma. Very mild roast malt. Spices are very strong in this one, and too much of that lemon flavor present. A muddled mix of cardamom, liquorice and cloves. The mouthfeel on this is a bit watery and thin. There is a strange flavor in the finish that tastes a bit like imitation vanilla extract that stays with you. To use a wine term, this is flabby.
Overall: This is pretty disgusting. I have no idea where the lemon flavor was coming from, but it clashed horribly with the light roasted malt flavors. Some of the spice flavors seemed very fake and medicinal, and the spicing in general was too over-the-top to leave a balanced beer. The base beer for this didn't seem to have enough body, sweetness or mouthfeel to hold even out that extreme spicing.
12-05-2013 17:37:48 | More by Jackofallbrews
Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter from James Page Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.