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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear orangish body with a small wispy white head that retained as a thin film. The nose is really interesting and complex, lots of spice and herbal notes, the tea comes across strongest. A little bit of yeastiness and lemongrass. The flavor, despite being such a mash up of ingredients is still rather light and delicate with a lot of complexity. Tea, spice, Hefe yeast, some bubblegum notes on the finish, even a touch of smoke. Lingering herbal finish. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, very easy drinking, can’t tell that this is 9% at all. I was really surprised by this one, this is one of the better DFH crazy beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tympanic (165) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at Shorty’s. What a strange and delicious beer! Very complex flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2309) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at BBF2013 shared with a few other punters. A strange one this. Aroma is berry & tea. Flavour is a mix of fruit, spice, tea, a little sweet in general. Finish is zesty herb. Strange mix but it kinda works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Genny (12) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton. Light gold color w/ no head; the nose was strongly of cloves, almost reminiscent of a whiskey-ish scent. Taste, however, was overly sweet, somewhat cloying. The inclusion of cloves, juniper, and chai tea are prevalent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1769) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Draft at Shortys. Taste is drinkable with a mildly boozy aftertaste. Complex and easy drinking. I lime this cause I can't figure out what it's like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, cinnamon, some fruitiness, some berries and toffee. Flavor is sweet work some malty notes, cinnamon, Chai and citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. A hazy dark golden beer with a dense, off-white head leaving lacings. Honey, herbs, heather and juniper on the nose, none extreme in any way. Some alcohol too. The flavor is a bit sweet, with honey, bitterness, herbs and a spice hint. Heather too. Full body, a tad warming, and pleasantly carbonated. Lasting finish. Decent indeed, and not too honey-ish like honey beers tend to be. A bit warming though. 130810

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (799) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Aromas of juniper berries, lemon, and chai. Very complex aromas and the flavor follows suit completely. Inital flavor of malty goodness with the juniper berries and chai tea coming through. Just a pinch of corriander and lemon in the finish. Sweet, smooth finish. Very drinkable. This was a truly great beer, very interesting and unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brew42 (61) - - JUL 31, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Large visible sediments in the beer that may seem off putting but do not have any effect on the taste or mouthfeel. Smells-Spicy and sweet. Cinnamon and chai are definitely present with some hints of clove or anise. Tastes- Sweet and pleasant. Cinnamon and chai dominate but there is a hint of black licorice that is very pleasant. Mouthfeel- Thick full body. Overall-Nice sweet/spiced beer. I will definitely try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (893) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a opaque bright orange with quickly settling bright white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is strong chai and berry, herbal, sweet, fruity, juicy, alcohol and mild spice. Flavor is strong fruit, berry, chai, herbal, mildly vegetal, pumpkin, spice, quite sweet, mildly sweet, slight alcohol finish and chai aftertaste. Soft to moderate carbonation, juicy and sticky texture, and a mildly warm finish. Interesting, very sweet, fairly enjoyable, unique.

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