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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2009
shared 750ml bottle... pours a deep yellow with a small white head... sweet aromas filled with some candi sugar, coriander, clove and tea. medium body that is quite soft and well rounded... the chai tea and juniper berries come forward with some additional spice up front... it finishes with a deeper dry spice... unique beer that feels almost like a full bodied saison with a bunch of extra ingredients... enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a thin head. Spicy aroma, with tea, anise, pumpkin spice, and some fruityness. The flavor has a honey sweet/fruity base, with a spice rack or two thrown in. A touch of anise, nutmeg, tea, and way more it seems. Quite pleasant and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Marwise. Pours a clear yellow/orange. Nose is allspice, bitter tea, cinnamon, juniper, nutmeg. Flavor is mild spices, caramel, mild but present juniper leaves, chai spices, bitter over-steeped tea, sweet malt. Interesting, but could never drink much more than a sample of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle shared with funkybrewster. Pours a slightly hazy glowing golden with very fine fizzy carbonation and a fine white fizzy head 3.5. Sweet candy aroma and quite spicy, mostly chai tea though, some vanilla and a few other oddities, some dentist office like sanitizer or plastic gloves or something also. Flavor is pretty much as expected, very DFH, half sahti , half DFH, half chai tea. Flavor is basically chai tea, vanilla, estery fruits, very sweet. Some alcohol in the finish is a bit harsh, quick finish, light bitterness. Medium/light bodied, sugary, chalky, fine fizzy sizzling carbonation. The chai and vanilla with the super sweetness is quite annoying after a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright orange-amber color with a large orange-white head. The aroma was sweet, fruity and tangy with dry spices and a musty undertone. The flavor was tangy, tart and fruity with a dry, musty and spicy base and touches of coriander, nutmeg, pepper and cardboard. The finish was long, dry and spicy. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2687) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Hazy orange color. Sticky small white head, lating. Herbally, earthy nose, spicey. Med/Light bodied, nice carbonation. Nice spiceyness, citrus lightly earthy medium sweet malts with a dry clovey finnish. Different for sure. 9% is well hidden. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle. Poured clear orange color. Aroma of spices and chai tea, as advertised. Overall presentation very pumpkin spice like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
750 from Weiland’s Market in Columbus, OH. Pours hazy yellow with a foamy, receding white head. Nose is chai spices as soon as you are in proximity to the bottle. Nose also shows juniper, cinnamon, allspice, tea, and pepper. Flavor is light malt, honey, chai spices, allspice, pepper, sugar and lots of sweetness. Almost assertively sweet, especially for a beer that is brewed with juniper. Medium bodied and unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Pours a dark orange color with s small white fizzy head. Mouthfeel is frothy and medium weight with a long finish. Taste is tea, roots, spices, juniper, bramble, and bitter grape leaves. Nose muted and sort of like old man aftershave and some sweetness from the camelazation with hints of smoky wood. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Bomber. Pours hazy orange gold, off white head. Aroma is yeast, black pepper, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander. Flavor is chai, vanilla, yeast. Kind of icky.

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