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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.



Gachupines' rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (950) - USA - JUL 1, 2013
Cloudy, pale with a hint red with a thick white head. Aroma is spiced, like chai tea with hints of vanilla. Flavor is once again much like a chai tea with some malt present. Very interesting, refreshing in an interesting way but very flavorful. Wife: 4.39


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"9% abv (not 6) so there is a kick. hazy tan-orange color. aroma is wonderful*. it’s been chilly here for the last few days and this would fit perfect as a late fall or winter seasonal. one taster said it smells like Christmas. The * is that wonderful in this sense is a well blended chai tea. if you’re a sucker for chai tea like me, you’ll love this beer. if not, there’s really no reason to drink a chai tea beer! body is full and feel is pretty smooth. flavor is great...black tea, spices, juniper, malt, yeast. very very good with a lasting impression. i wish this were more easily available."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, tallow-gold with a small, white head. Nutmeg, chai-tea aroma. Sweet, honey, nutmeg, fruit syrup, banana. Very tasty and unusual....excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Nutmeg, honey, chai, and light juniper aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet honey, banana, nutmeg and chai tea flavor. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 10, 2014
Pours deep copper, very little head, slightly hazy. Smells of juniper, tea, caramel, clove. Tastes of tea, juniper, various spices. Medium malt body

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (562) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a light amber with a white foam head. Aroma is chai tea and berries. Flavor is the same, sweet, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DMBFAN1 (11) - - AUG 31, 2014
Not my normal beer. Great change of pace. Perfect flavor aroma texture, etc. don't need to have again any time soon but nice chai tea flavored ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Clarkdvm (169) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from total wine in fl. Hard to find a complaint. Beautiful aroma- spice.. cloves. Amazing flavor- vanilla chai. So easy to drink. One of my new favorites

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Really good stuff, but you can’t call it "subtle and balanced." Turns out, I like not subtle and unbalanced. You get a big dose of spiced tea, then hints of lemon, spicy rye, and finally banana esters. Very unbeerlike. The alcohol content, 9%, is definitely subtle. Happy I can’t taste the ramps.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (300) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cloves and bananas in this pale orangeish hazy brew with a small white head of tiny bubbles. I get a spicy flavor much like the aroma with a christmas flavor a medium body and decent carb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (241) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle (750ml): pours cloudy golden. Smells spicy. Wow this is different. Not bad but different. Spices are very strong, cinnamon and tea? not sure what juniper berries taste like. Not bad but too many others that I would rather drink


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