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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.



2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle at lithy’s Septemberfest. Pours hazy gold with almost nonexistent head. The aroma is laudry detergent, ginger, sugar, and more ginger. The flavor is bubblegum and ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a sweet candy finish. Just too much spice crap going on for me to enjoy this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Amber pour. Light head. Nice lacing. Aroma is spicy and full of herbal tea. I certainly get some cinammon, brown sugar, and caramel in the aroma. Flavor is full of the tea, cinammon, caramel, plums, light hops...very fun beer to drink. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
750ml bottle. Hazy amber body topped by small but persistent off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cardamom, juniper berry, chai, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, cardamom, tea, some spice, caramel, melon, cane sugar, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Really spicy and sweet. . It pours cloudy gold, with a ring of foam. It smells, and I amnot kidding, like gum and Atomic Fireballs. Flavor is very spicy - ginger, cinnamon, allspice. Butters is right, this could almost pass for a pumpkin beer. Sampled at lithy’s Septemberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle. Poured a deep straw color with a fizzy white head. Nose is quite spicy with a ton of chai notes, some citrus hop notes are also present. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Flavor in my opinion is too spicy, too chai like. Also, sweetness tends to be cloying. I probably wouldn’t mind it as much if they dialed the chai down a few notches. OK but, I wouldn’t buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Aroma of ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon. Similar taste, very honey sweet. Smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol is well masked. Another great offering from Dogfish Head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3917) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled at Lithy’s Septemberfest Tasting. Hazy particulate filled dull straw with minimal ring of near white head. Massive ginger nose, red hots. Flavor with cinamin bubblegum, with some medicinal qualities. Very syrupy sweet, and gives a bit of heartburn. Almost like a pumpkin beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9894) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle… Hazy, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is an earthy, spicy, fruity marriage of ginger root, juniper berries, black pepper, lemongrass, cardamom and fuzzy fruits. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Spicy, fruity essences abound in the sugary flavor. Not as herbal as the aroma. Pleasantly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Thanks for sharing this beer John! 2009 vintage. The beer pours to a deep straw colored body with a thin foamy white head. The aroma is deep black tea with some cardamom and rye bread. The flavor is like a southern sweet tea. Includes black tea, light juniper, cardamom, Chinese 5 spice, and sweet lemons. The palate is sweet but not sugary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Pleasantly suprised by this. 750ml. Pours a apricot color with a fizzy big beige head. Nose is tons of juniper, honey, caramel, and chai. Alcohol is very well hidden. For such a big beer it drinks like a lighter belgian. Very belgian in feel with alot of honeyed sweetness, fruity berry notes, and a back end loaded with spicy chai. No astringency which is nice cause I was expecting it. Very very well done.


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