Raritea - Bourbon Vanilla Chai | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rifugium on 06-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Farmers' Cabinet, Philly, PA

The Raritea line was part of Stillwater's 3x8 series brewed specially for Philly Beer Week 2012. Three breweries (Evil Twin, Cabinet, and Stillwater) each worked on one beer brewed or aged in 8 different ways. Stillwater's contribution, Raritea, was a brett-fermented saison, brewed with 8 different types of tea from the Rare Tea Cellar.

Of the 3 projects, I think Stillwater's came out the best, and had the most distinctiveness, even if they were still mostly subtle differences.

Bourbon Vanilla Chai definitely sounded the most appealing of all the Rariteas, but there was really nothing bourbony or vanilla-y about it. Pale yellow pour with a wispy white head. Funky aroma, light and crisp, notes of citrus. Lots of juicy flavor, sweet tea, less apple and sour citrus than the others in the series, more sweetness, with hints of orange blossom, and maybe just a touch of vegetal vanilla essence. Light-medium body, fresh and quite drinkable overall.

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Raritea - Bourbon Vanilla Chai from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
4.08 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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