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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5595) - 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 (13194) - 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 (933) - 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 (915) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (564) - - JUL 24, 2013
Kudos to DFH for trying, but I’m not a fan of this. It’s too sweet, and too spiced. Nice hefe influence, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
moonbug (66) - Bryan, - JUL 10, 2013
As I walk into the forrest, rich with juniper, I breathe deeply of the earth, wet, pungent, sweet...with that harsh balance of nature and ancient history. I awake from this vision holding a beer whose aroma has taken me someplace so temporally remote...another sip...donning amber, it tastes of pepper and chai tea, cardamom and grass. The finish is nearly sweet and leaves me feeling adventurous...ready to explore the rest of the vast wilderness of yore! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobFrapples (48) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Cloudy amber hue like runny local honey. Little to no head - although a constant onslaught of rising bubbles did their best to remedy this throughout the tasting. Aroma is very unique and complex. Cloves, cardamom and coriander prevail. Overall, this is a pretty good proto-beer, as they call it, but I would argue their claims of elevated quaffability like a desperate, crooked lawyer needing to win his first case. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krumbum (511) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
A clowdy amber in color smells of spices cinnamon and chai. Palate is refreshed but left with the spice as an after taste. I am not a fan of chai and cardamom in the long run the novelty wore off and a was left with spices that aren’t my favorite flavors.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Bottled. This beer pours yellow with no head or lace. Smell of gin and black tea. Taste chai, almost like a saison, starts strong and end mild.

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