Saturday, 21 September 2013
The flavour moves sweet to bitter and features notes of satsuma, caramel, and honey, before giving way to a musty (in a pleasant way) bitterness. Chaman has a full, thick mouthfeel. There is ample alcoholic warmth, but it's not overwhelmingly boozy.
This beer proved way sweeter than I anticipated, with a lot more focus on the malt side of the equation than many other big pale ales. Citrus is a big part of this beer, but sweetly so. Hops are a driver, but they aren't the be all and end all of this brew. While I enjoyed Chaman, I found it too sweet for me to consume regularly. It's more of an interesting treat.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10.