Chai High | Avery Brewing Company

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3.74/5
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161 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mediate on this transcendent rich and robust spiced seasonal of a decidedly different sort. Brewed with spiced chai tea.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 06-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,642
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
161
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of MikeWard
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into a ping glass. Canned 8/17, so 14 months old here.

Muddy brown colored body, saved by a big creamy/foamy head leaving good lacing

Good hit of mixed spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and also an aroma of raisins

Well I guess it makes a change from the usual fall assault of pumpkin spice, but the mix of Chai, cinnamon, ginger (?) comes off as a little to bitter for this palate.

Mouth closing in on fall, Chai spice finish slightly bitter

Overall, this doesn't quite hit the spot for me, perhaps the age is an issue with the bitterness. Glad I only picked up a single. will re-review if I find a fresher one.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikexw
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LauraSchaff
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sevinup07
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robebo44
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bstoeckel
2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Diura
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adrinkbeforethewar
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lonewolfwmv
2.02/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of EMV
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip

L: Cloudy dark walnut brown pour. 2 fingers of foamy off-white head... great lacing.

S: Smells fantastic... Chai and evergreen... sugar and spice... kinda smells like the Holidays

T/F: Brown ale-ish base... toasted malts and grains... dark sugars and earth, upon which is layered a non-subtle blast of Chai and spice. Tea, spruce/evergreen, cardamom, and nutmeg... the spice overpowers the beer a bit. Medium bodied... well carbonated and sticky on the tongue. The finish and aftertaste is chai.

O: This delivers exactly what it offers... spicy Chai on top of a beer. Not a bad brew... a little overpowering, and not one I'd want regularly. Made for a nice change of pace, and again... it smells/tastes like Christmas.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Brown, with no clarity, 1 finger of head, and some nice lace left all over the top of the brew. Gorgeous

S - Chai, spices, caramel. Very nice aroma

T - Chai tea, malty, mild pine hops

F - Light body and medium carbonation

O - An enjoyable fall brew.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

You definitely taste the awesome chai flavors but I don't know if ale is the best beer type for such flavors. The aftertaste is a bit metallic / chemical-y. I think that if the beer had a bit more body, the chai flavors would work better. Maybe some sort of stout?

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: pours dark cola color with feint white head. lower carbonation. clear, no sediment.

S: cinnamon and spice and everything holliday- does smell like fresh brewed chai tea. dont' pick up any beer aromas

T: quite overspiced; the chai spicing is very strong here. Very little character from the malt or yeast.

F: a bit thin and watery, could use a little more body

O: If you really enjoy chai tea or chai lattes this one might be worth seeking out, and its a nice getaway from the normal myriad of pumpkin and holliday beers, but maybe this one just isnt' for me. I can drink one and wouldn't want to finish the other five of the six pack.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkazemi
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ummswimmin
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Chai High from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 161 ratings