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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inabil1ty (24) - - JUN 24, 2013
Very herbal, like a Christmas beer. Too many exotic spices for my tastes. And now I'm forced to meet minimum word requirement. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1065) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
750 mL bottle. Nice brass color, with a big, off-white head. Very nice aroma of vanilla, syrup, licorice, sawdust, and light smoke. Very sweet flavor up front, with a faint bitterness and some spiciness. Medium body, syrupy, and very chalky and dusty, Overall, this is a very curious and different beer, but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (1544) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 17.06.2013, tap @ Blind Tiger Ale House NY:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is lots of clove, doug, ginger, pepper, grass, caramel, camomile. Taste is sweet and spiced, yeast, camomile, sugar, hay, cloves, pepper, ginger, grass, herbs, caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, but definitely a interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pith (123) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pours cloudy burnt orange with bubbly off white head. Aroma of chai tea, heavy clove, orange peel. Taste-chai tea clove bitterness, grapes saison finish. Floral middle. Not very diverse palate, somewhat difficult to drink due to the sour grape. I love chai, so i appreciate this beer, but don’t prefer it because of the sweet sour grape.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Hazy gold with thin rimming white head; aroma of Belgian yeast, soft subtle fruit and grain; Flava is mild but full mainly of grainy malty and yeasty notes; feels medium and finishes softly sweet but crisp and quenching and notes of grain

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3675) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy golden with a thin ring of white head. Nose is earthy sweet with some toffee and a bit of cardamom, cinnamon, and juniper. Flavor brings a lot of the juniper notes and tea flavors to the front, with a finish of cinnamon, earthy toffee, cinnamon, and clove, all on a slightly spicy blonde malt backbone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1867) - Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Hazy orange with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tea, juniper, lemon, mint, bubblegum, clove and coriander. The taste is sweet and full of herbal and spicy flavors. Medium-full bodied; kind of oily. Very, very slight dryness. This stuff is good, though considering the potency of the flavor, it’s going to be a long bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
revolution2718 (159) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours amber. The smell was not what I would expect from a beer, and the taste was the same. You get hit hard with chai, juniper, and spices. I found it to have a medicinal taste, reminded me of a cough drop. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (800) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share. Yellow gold. Aroma of spices, tea leaves, wood, lemon. Taste is sweet tea, cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 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. Yum.

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