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I think this beer has been in my fridge for months now, and I just finally decided that today felt like the right time to drink it. It’s been a while because this is a yerba mate and chamomile infused beer and, just… who decided that those two things go together!? I wasn’t sure if this would feel energizing or calming or neither so I never knew when was the appropriate time to crack it open.
It’s actually not too bad – I spent most of the day today in bed with a headache just listening to very mellow music and drinking herbal teas, but I found this quite refreshing. It’s a light beer, with more of a mellow but crisp citrusy note to it. I actually taste some of the chamomile, and that’s normally a flavour I don’t love but the sweet floral hay-ish and appley notes actually work very nicely in combination with beer. No yerba mate, though.
Couldn’t drink this often – I tend to reach for dark beers/stouts and this is decidedly not that. However, cut it with a little grapefruit or orange juice? Yeah, that’d be nice and refreshing on a hot summer day!
I’m back home in Montreal now; I had a pretty mellow afternoon that basically just consisted of unpacking, laundry and grocery shopping but now I’m closing out the night with a nice tea infused beer!
I wasn’t sure I’d like a chai beer; I hardly like those two things separately let alone combined into one drink. However, I think this is an example of when two mediocre things (just in my personal taste preferences; not bashing Chai or beer on the whole) come together into something quite splendid! This is super, super smooth and weirdly it’s also very creamy!? Jelly Belly does a beer flavoured jelly bean that I quite like because it’s boozy but also almost fruity and sweet and frankly I think this beer kind of taste like that beer flavoured jelly bean!? Is that a weird comment to make!?
As for the “chai” – it does taste a little bit spiced? But not overly – more like the sweetness of something like fennel or star anise, but not actually anything spicy. I probably would never know it was a chai beer if I hadn’t read the can – but setting that aside I just think it’s a really nice, bordering on chuggable, beer.
I would totally buy this again!
Tea infused beer!
I’ve previously had a different tea infused beer from this company – a blueberry flavoured one, and I think I liked it a fair bit. Well, it looks like the tea infused beers are actually a series done by this brewery so I picked up a couple other flavours to give a whirl. I’ll be honest, I’m not really a beer person aside from my old faithful dark beers/stouts but I’m always willing to try something new!
This is not a dark beer/stout – and to be honest I did not like it, but I really think that comes down to personal preference and not a reflection on the beer itself. It was a little tannic, and I definitely got the orange notes from this – but it was a bit more of a bitter orange like orange peel/zest. I don’t feel like I really got “tea” from this aside from the tannic notes?
It was kinda meh overall for me.
I don’t drink that often anymore; in fact this was the first full drink (and not just sips of beer from tastings at work) that I’ve had in about four months. I saw it at the grocery store last week though, and got kind of excited about a tea infused beer so I picked it up on a whim. I’m not actually a huge beer person at all; I usually stick with fruit infused beers or very, very dark stouts/guinness. That’s about it.
I suppose this is sort of like a fruit infused beer; it’s blueberry, anyway. I actually liked it a lot; had some of the tannin that I’d associate with tea so I did get the connection even if it didn’t taste especially tea-like, and the blueberry note was very nice!