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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.



3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (912) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to the few at NATIFEST ’09. Pours a nice amber with a white head. Aroma is strong with Chai Tea spices and cirus. Notes of yeast, sweetier malts, ginger, nutmeg, and some other spices stand out. On the pallate, it is rather carbonated. The flavor really brings out the Chai flavors and a bit of juniper. I agree with Bigmmartin, it reminds me of a Chai smoothie. I enjoyed this beer, but found it to be more of a malted beverage than a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Another strange brew from DFH. Even though most of these types of unique beers aren’t my favorite thing in the world, it’s always a welcomed change to try something new. Spicy aroma, with juniper standing out and a little bit of yeast similar to a hefeweizen. The chai tea stands out in the flavor. Reminds me of a chai latte or smoothie. It’s complex, and yet also awkward.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Clear amber pour with excellent white head. Aroma is hits you hard with dry citrus followed by a definite black tea/ chai tea character. Lots of cinnamon, clove, juniper, and oddly enough, pumpkin. Spice profile is nearly impenetrable, but grants access to is sweeter malty side after a few intrepid sniffs. Flavor is predominantly quite sweet- like agave sweetened chai tea with a nectar like fruity quality that finishes with peach and nectarine. Rye malt is quite noticeable allowing for a sweet and extremely quaffable flavor. Alcohol is quite unnoticeable. Palate is smooth, supple and quite slippery ending very clean with a sticky smacking texture. Never cloying, however. Super unique and tasty while remaining quote drinkable considering the abv. Wondrous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Clear amber pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma definitely fulfills the brewing description- tea, cardamom, juniper, caramel, and yeast. Also notes of pumpkin and citrus. Flavor is quite different- relies heavily on spice and sweet malt- lots of clove, caramel, molasses, although the rye definitely comes out as well. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden on the palate. I really dig this beer, better than I expected, and better than most of Dogfish’s other strange experiments (Theobroma, etc.). Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy Allstar on 07/18/2009. Cloudy orange body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big spicy aroma with lots of allspice, and faint fruit. Sweet allspice, fruit, light pumpkin, and some floral notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Pour a gold color, similar to a triple, with minimal head. The aroma is spiced like pumpkin ale or winter warmer. The taste is of a lighter bodied ale with the strong spice notes of a holiday ale; the chi is very prominent and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3824) - - AUG 2, 2009
pours a hazy orange with no head. interesting herbal aroma with juniper, mint, cinnamon, rosemary, ginger, wintergreen. something that reminds of a gruit. flavor is very similar to aroma with noticeable tea notes. very herbal. a smooth, easy drinking palate with a medium body. no way this is 9%. very interesting with it’s story and organic creation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle from Brawley’s. Only 67 ratings, I guess I was lucky to grab this when I did. Looks and smells like a belgian ale, with a bit of the spicy flavor from the chai. Overall, a pretty interesting and tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2009
on tap at Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, sweet and spicy. caramel kind of sweet, lot of various spice, I wrote clove initially, but not mentioned in the ingredients, so it just has a bunch of spice is where I leave it. Hazed golden orange color, small head that faded quick, minor lace. Sweet spiced flavor. Lite body, oily creamy mouth feel, dry finish. Nice brew, It was very easy to drink and wouldn’t of guessed 9% by drinking, though the description in the beer menu told me as much. A lot of flavor with this one. A welcome surprise as I never know how these break with me. My score probably doesn’t indicate how much I liked it....

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle. Will have to get my hands on this again. Bottle pours golden with a light white foam. Flavor and aroma are distinct, spice and black tea make for a very interesting experience definitely a must try. I feel like this beer is underrated.


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