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RATINGS: 700   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2077) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Strong nutmeg aroma. Cloudy orange head with a airy white head. Sweet nutmeg head with a sweet and light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009

Bottled in 2009

7/23/2009: Dogfish Head Sah’tea 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2182) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle purchased from Rozi’s in Lakewood. Holy Christmas smell batman! This smells spicy just like so many wintery beer, yet this has an odd twist to it. It doesn’t come off cheaply spiced, this comes off much like a mulled wine, which I guess isn’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2009
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 wasn’t so sure about, but now after sipping for a while, hss really grown on me. It’s spicy, and herbal, yet malty and has a slight hop profile. Quite honestly, it’s liquid gold. Cheers!

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