Bhakti Chai Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by stumac on 06-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 40
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

theres still a lot of cool beer around town from gabf week, and this is one of them. a real neat brown ale that only uses the chai as an accent flavor to its dry cocoa powdery chocolate malt base, rather than as a dominant flavor at the expense of the beer character. good proportions on it, but the chai spice is cool. i get cardamom and ginger and even a slight white pepper prickle, but all wrapped up in a cozy fuller bodied brown ale that is a darn good base beer anyway. both surprising and impressive how dry it is, and how the chai doesnt overtake the beer. the high level of bubbles really brings out the more spicy side of the chai. not herbal like tea, and not spicy like a chili beer, its just a unique complexion to add to a beer in general, but the brown ale is a nice platform. it might get lost in a stout and overtake a lighter style. well done from avery, who seems to be on a real roll with cool new beer lately.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a 4 oz. taster then a full pint, poured at the Avery Taproom earlier today.

A: Nonic glass shows off a deep brown with amber hints and a small but sturdy (1/2 finger) ivory head. Steady carbonation and good creamy/gauzy lace.

S: I'm a BIG fan of chai tea and this definitely delivers in the aroma. Tea leaf spicing is subtle at first, but opens gradually as the pint warms - my nose started twitching and my mouth instantly salivated.. Chocolate-y hints as well.

T: Chai is a hard flavor to describe, it's a little ginger some crushed pepper, anise, clover/honey and I don't know what else - all I know is that I really enjoy its layered earthy flavors. This brown isn't that sweet, but does have a fudgy backing and a bit of ashy/mineral bitterness with the dry, leafy flavors.

M: Smooth, not-quite-creamy body. Medium build at best and a fleeting chocolate maltiness that lingers for minutes, intermingled with that exotic tea spicing.

O: Very tasty brown. I'm not sure if I would have found the "base" brown ale to be remarkable, but that point doesn't matter as the adjunct chai makes for an especially delicious flavor. It's a taproom-only release, so don't look for it in bottles (but, damn, I'd certainly by some). Both my wife and I loved it - well done, Avery!

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Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the brewery today!!! Going off memory here. Pours up a dark brown with a decent head. Aroma is chai tea. Don't know what that really entails but that's what I get. Some dark toasty malts as well. Flavor is ginger fo sheezy. Ginger and chocolate and vanilla. Excellent flavors. Medium to full bodied. Smooth beverage

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Bhakti Chai Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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