Life of Chai – Big Rock Brewery (Calgary, AB, Canada)

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  • My Rating: C

Life of Chai – Big Rock Breweryr, 6% ABV – 341ml., (Calgary, AB, Canada)

on the front side label:

“A decadent dance of nine exotic spices elevate this robust tapestry of flavours to a level of Ananda – pure, transcendent bliss. The inquisitive smoky cardamom and luscious rose petals will set your taste buds a-quiver as they curl your lips into a satisfied, refreshed smile.”

  • Style: (chai) Spiced Ale
  • Taste: watery-thin chai cola beer
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $14/6pack (after 10% off) – 6x341ml., October 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours clear copper brown, a small dissipating head, thin ringed retention, clusters of fast streams.

Nose: cinnamon/nutmeg spiced malts, slightly metallic (6/10-pungency)

Attack: sweet-crispness, bright fizzy

Mid-palate: thin-watery mouthfeel + tingly, (6/10)-malty sweetness, (MAIN) toffee/caramel malts, clove/cinnamon, (hint) coriander dryness

Finish: malty metallic sweetness, light cola malty sweet fizzy finish.

Summary: This drinks rather thin-bodied but has decent flavours in the mids. The finish is lackluster and doesn’t leave much of a positive impression. Average at best.