This week's Sunday Night Suds returns from an extended Yom Tov break with a review of the Blue Moon Chai Spiced Ale.
This brew was introduced in the Fall 2015 Brewmasters Sampler Box so it was only fitting that we sampled this beer over Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah which fall as the last days of Sukkos.
More than one person who smelled this beer at our YT table commented that the beer "smells like the entrance to a Michael's (arts & crafts store). The website explains that the beer is flavored with "a blend of chai spices like cardamom, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon" so I guess there is something to the comment.
The beer did not taste like a flavored pine cone, but to quote Mrs KB - chai belongs in tea or latte, not beer. Any hops in this ale were swallowed whole by the cinnamon and spice. There was decent carbonation to the beer, but looking past the spices, the beer was watery and lacked body.
Blue Moon Chai Spiced Ale is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, as is every other current variety of beer produced by Blue Moon. For the experts take on the Blue Moon Chai Spiced Ale, please click here beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/183587.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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