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A modern update on a 9th century Finnish proto-beer. Brewed with rye, we caramelize the wort with white hot river rocks, then ferment it with a German Weizen yeast. In addition to juniper berries foraged directly from the Finnish country-side we added a sort of tea made with coriander, cardamom, lemon grass, Indian Black Tea, and ramps leaves. The spicing is subtle and balanced and Sahtea is a highly-quaffable, truly-unique brew with a full-mouth feel.



3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (552) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Limited notes from time of drinking. Remember liking this one a good bit though. One of the first dogfish traditional ales i tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle split between three people... never heard of this beer or style before, so I was excited to try it out. Poured into a Dixie cup at a party. Appearance: Red cup, so I couldn’t see it too well, but a murky sort of brown color with a lot of yeasty tea-leaf sediment. Kind of ugly by most people’s standards, I reckon. Smell: Tea. A tang/sourness. Cinnamon? Some sort of spiciness. Berries. Taste/feel: Tea with a tangy Belgian characteristic. Berries. Somebody mentioned cinnamon, and I got that as well. Not bitter in the slightest. Sort of refreshing, but at the same time, there’s a slight warmth of alcohol. Interesting, tasty beer. I believe it was $12 for the bottle, which isn’t too bad at all for such a unique tasting brew. It’s not for everybody -- it has a good bit of "funk" to it in the taste and aroma, but I enjoyed it quite a lot. Worth a pick up.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1087) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
clear thin dark yellow body. white frothy head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: pumpkin coconut candy, dried banana, clove, juniper. if and ff: heavy sweet. palate: medium full body, lively carbonation, oily texture, metallic finish. 40s

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. They would probably get an diploma if they could fill this glass any fuller, and the beer itself is a deep blurry dark honey colored thing with no head what so ever. It has lots if aroma this! Ginger is the main thing that hits the nose, lavender is the second thing that comes to mind. Smells really herbal with cold unsweetened tea and infused fresh basil. Really interesting aroma on this, and the flavor is just as interesting. Lots of herbal ginger, heather honey, spices, cloves, banana and tea. It’s like a heffe on steroids! Good oily mouthfeel and a average small prickling carbonation level. At first I thought this would be to much, call it overkill but it actually turned out to be a really good beer this. Extreme and really different. 16.06.2013

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apotekhin (49) - ISRAEL - DEC 10, 2013
A bit all over the place flavor. An interesting fruity semi sweet beer. Yet another good interesting beer. And they used tea which is awesome by itself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (530) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
Dark yellow with some suspended matter and a small pale head. Aroma is juniper berries, chai spices. Slightly slick mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Flavour is chai spices, candi sugar, hint of juniper.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Alewife Baltimore. Pours star with a thin white head. Aroma of spice cardamom cinnamon. Yuck. Tastes like cheap perfume. Don't like this at all. Floral. Thin bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
10/16/2010. 750 ml. bottle. Another unique DFH concoction. Cloudy golden color with a white head. Aromas are spicy with light fruit and yeast showing well. Full bodies with spices, tea and fruit. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Complex aroma of herbs and wheat malt. Hazy golden, white ring head. Tastes of corriander, lemongrass, cardamon, licorice. Very smooth. Pretty refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750 thanks to Jordan! Great to see you man. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big tea-like aroma with some fruit. The flavor is interesting: tea, apricot, phenolic banana esters, the yeast comes in big. Sharp flavors overall. Light heat. Nice.


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