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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.

Syzzer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2012
An interesting brew. First off, the smell of sweet cloves strikes as aroma. The mouthfeel is a bit thick. Strong flavor of chai tea, low carbonation. The head is decent goes up nice and foamy and dissipates to a white ring round the top of the liquid. 7.85 BD (8-01-12) 8.1 Joek- Unique mixture, def smell the chai.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a clear amber color. Aromas of pine/malts and a touch of citrus/berries. Flavor is a little different. I thought it would be more pine tasting. A little berry flavor and some hop bitterness near the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Hazy golden color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt/wheat, yeast, juniper, coriander, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt/wheat, coriander, caramel, citrus, some honey, and spice; Nice herbal tea qualities - interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle - good size foamy head, hazy burnt orange color with lots of "floaties" (maybe bad poor?), big fruity/berry aroma and flavor, moderate spice (from the tea I guess), a little different but in a good way overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Clear Amber color. $12.99/750ml is pricey versus alternatives in this market. Just not true to original style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1651) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yoav. Hazy yellow with lots of sediments. Smell of cardamom, lavender, herbs, clove. Sweet, spicy, green tea,cardamom, coriander, herbal bitterness, over-spiced and not balanced . Light-medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allenh89 (1) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2015 does not count
This beer is great for relaxing on a cold day. Amazing flavor, sums up Autumn in a bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5077) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold. Aroma is heavy black and chai tea, floral notes, orange peel, and faint toast. Flavor is sweet with mostly chai flavors along with some faint black tea, toasted malts, and some mixed spice. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (1376) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin, Tel Aviv. Thanks Yoav. Golden with small off-white head and lots of particles. Aroma of lavender, herbal tea, chamomile, very floral. Sweet flavor with notes of lavender, tea, chamomile and clove, spicy, bitterish, medicinal and alcoholic. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Yoav. Golden with floaties. Huge cardamom and clove aroma, with other spices and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, cardmamom, clove, some fruitiness, a tart hint. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
No head, only a smattering of fine bubbles. No lace either. Cloudy orange-amber color. Lots of Caribbean style spice to the nose: all spice, nutmeg, clove, coriander and cinnamon. There’s a pepper aspect to the smell. Less beer and more a spicy soft drink without sugar. Very high carbonation for the level of body. Lots of clove and pepper in the swallow. I love Dogfish’s willingness to try something wild, different and bizarre. And their willingness to put it in front of the general public. I hope they never stop doing this. Sometimes they get hits, sometimes misses. For me, this is one of their greatest misses.

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