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Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter - James Page Brewing Company

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 19.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews by woemad:
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3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes.

12oz can purchased at the Rocket Market in Spokane. No obvious freshness date.

Poured a very dark brown color that took on a rubyish hue when held up to light. Big, creamy tan head that took it's time dropping, leaving lots of lace.

The nose was dominated by a spicy aroma similar to cinnamon. I'm not entirely sure what chai tea is or what it's made from, but it seemed like cinnamon. The roasty maltiness usually associated with porters is completely overwhelmed by the spices.

The taste is a little closer to a traditional porter, with some dark malt flavor but it's stil mostly the spice show. There's also a flavor not unlike gingerbread, and a slight, cola-ish taste.

Medium bodied, with a mouthfeel tht seemed a little thin.

A gimmick beer, one to try as a curiosity. It's not bad but not something I'd go out of my way to find again.

woemad, Oct 31, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
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
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

schoon, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

DerekQXQX, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jkroese, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

CrummyLuke, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

EagleTalon, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

deadbody, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
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
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2/5  rDev -41%

jsh420, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

DCdevyl78, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

enelson, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

Beckaryan, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

ninaturner, Jul 19, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -8%

BushwyckCraft, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Drew26, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Riik3, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Troville1990, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

thatoneguymike, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

brianmandell, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter from James Page Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.