Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration Tune-Up, London. Pours a light, hazy yellow with a fluffy, white head. Sweet, herbal nose with some chai. Big sweet flavor with spices, light caramel, more chai. Full bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, spicy finish with some doughy caramel, toasty sugars, mild herbal bitterness, some pepper, lasting chai. Very, very sweet and interesting. Plenty of flowers. Good stuff.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl. A hazy dark golden beer with a dense, off-white head leaving lacings. Honey, herbs, heather and juniper on the nose, none extreme in any way. Some alcohol too. The flavor is a bit sweet, with honey, bitterness, herbs and a spice hint. Heather too. Full body, a tad warming, and pleasantly carbonated. Lasting finish. Decent indeed, and not too honey-ish like honey beers tend to be. A bit warming though. 130810
TBone (14894) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color, small white head, some lace. Aroma of banana, coriander, juniper and maybe black tea. Spicey and sweet. Honey, coriander, cinnamon, tea, banana, rose water. Interesting, spicey mix of German wheat beer and Belgian strong ale. Good beer nothing to do with sahti.
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - thanks to Sune&Bager. Cloudy yellow - white head. Honey. Spicy. Fruity. Tea. Cardemoms. Light juniper. Wheaty. Peppery.
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazed orange color with a bit white head. As with most sahteas, a very herbal aroma. Lots of juniper and maybe some ginger notes. Lots of spices as well, mostly coriander and cardamom. A slight tartness is also noticeable. Strangely, there is a strong flavor of banana to go along with the juniper and spice character. Lightly tart and lemony, which is sort of interesting. Actually pretty enjoyable.
bhensonb (13206) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by joshuahfl. Pours hazy dark gold with a foamy 2 finger off-white head. Nice gin aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Very smooth. Tea aspect is muted. So much juniper it’s almost ginger. Very tasty, and the heat is also muted. Good.
Tmoney99 (12721) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy amber body topped by small but persistent off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cardamom, juniper berry, chai, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, cardamom, tea, some spice, caramel, melon, cane sugar, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 750ml bottle ) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of juniper, tea, bay leaves, cardamom, and lemon. Flavor of tea, caramel malt, juniper, cardamom, and some clove.
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very clear orange. No head. Not the best looking brew. Nose is ginger, tea and white pepper. Very nice nose. Taste is spectacularly balanced tea, ginger, white pepper, coriander, light spices and juniper.