BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, bread, straw), light hop (grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of chai, juniper, honey, plum, and pineapple. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of juniper, what seems like Ginger, tea, caramelized malt, candy sweet notes and other spice notes. Flavor of juniper, black tea, honey, caramelized pilsner malt, lots of unique spices, alocohol well hidden and smooth considering the strong spicy notes.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in 2009
7/23/2009: Dogfish Head Sahítea smells like a chai latte. It is hazy gold in color and has no crown. The flavor has mild banana, a yeasty/doughy middle, a good level of sweetness, light chair, hints of spruce/juniper and other herbal notes. It has a medium to medium-full body and feels a bit syrupy, but it is still has a smooth, soft texture. Overall this is a good interpretation of a traditional Finnish sahti with plenty of Dogfish Head flare!
750 ml bottle (9% alc. by vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #57 for this sahti.
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a hazy yellow-orange with a small white head, and a little lacing.
smell is of sweet fruit, spice, tea, and juniper berries.
taste is a little watery, juniper berries, tea, and a few hops, ends a little on the sweet side.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale yellow with a light head. Sweet aroma with some citrus and honey. Pretty thick body with a nice amount of sweetness and spice. Nice beer and not over the top. Missed some flavors in this one but want to try again.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another weird beer from DFH. Hazy gold pour with fluffy off white head. Tea on the nose. Complex and unique flavor. Cardamon, coriander, lemongrass, and tea.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dilly Deli.
Poured a clear golden color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Good aroma of dough, juniper and banana. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy complex bittersweet finish of medium to long duration.
Interesting complex brew.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased from Roziís in Lakewood. Holy Christmas smell batman! This smells spicy just like so many wintery beer, yet this has an odd twist to it. It doesnít come off cheaply spiced, this comes off much like a mulled wine, which I guess isnít too far from what it is. The flavor really gets me. It has this amazingly buttery flavor, as well as being sweet and spicy, like clove, ginger, coriander, nutmeg... All of those favourite winter flavors coming up in summer. How wonderful. Also, I love this because it is pretty flat, letting the flavor do the walking and making it super smoooooth.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First off, I wanna say congrats again to my best beer buddiy, MereLikesBeer for choosing this wonderful brew as her 100th beer rating!! YAY!! And as for this, as different as it is, it truly is an epic brew. It smells exactly like starbucks chai tea, cinnamon, and cardamom, which, while reading I wasnít so sure about, but now after sipping for a while, hss really grown on me. Itís spicy, and herbal, yet malty and has a slight hop profile. Quite honestly, itís liquid gold. Cheers!
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So, Iíve finally gotten to my 100th beer! I decided to go with something a little special, something a little out of the ordinary, so I went with this tasty beverage. I am sharing a bottle of this with BeerBaron617, my bestest drinking buddy, and letís just say we arenít disappointed! It poured a really pretty light amber color with virtually no head, but the ring of bubbles around the top of the liquid is definitely white. Aroma, well, the brewer suggests that the spice is quite subtle and itís quite the opposite - very spicy, especially cardamom. It reminds me a little of some cookies my mom makes a Christmas time (spicy cardamom triangles). It also has quite a refreshing quality to the aroma. Taste, is also quite spicy, especially as the beer warms. Itís malty, but not overly so...has a bit of a hop background, but really the tea and spice characteristics of this beer are overwhelmingly prominent. Cheers to Dogfish Head for brewing yet another wonderful beverage. They really know what theyíre doing over there :)