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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle… Hazy, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is an earthy, spicy, fruity marriage of ginger root, juniper berries, black pepper, lemongrass, cardamom and fuzzy fruits. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Spicy, fruity essences abound in the sugary flavor. Not as herbal as the aroma. Pleasantly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Holy shit, there’s a ton of shit in suspension. Yellowish orange appearance with a small white head with TONS of floaties. Herbal tea, juniper, sprucey, herbal, somewhat citrusy, fairly spicy aroma. Banana, lemon citrusy, spicy yeast, juniper, herbal tea flavor. Cool idea to use a weizen yeast. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
WTF is a traditional ale, this certainly isn’t traditional. As far as a sahti goes it is pretty crappy not one of my favorites form DFH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours light orange, with a thin white head. The nose orange, tea, peppery juniper, very aromatic, herbal and something akin to urinal cake. The taste is orange, mango, tangerine, herbal, floral, jasmine, tangy, tea and ginger, with a dry, slightly citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very interesting indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10034) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): This brew pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Interesting aroma of chai tea, citrus and bananas. Medium body with flavors of vanilla chai, peaches, spices and honey. The finish is mildly spiced with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Bomber from Premier. Great spicey and fresh aroma. Looks- Unfiltered look, has a half inch of soapy head and is lacey.Carbonation bubbles. Smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable. Juniper worked, also positive that not noticeably gingery. Carmel, pecans, cola, carob.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
Draught @ Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ
Pours hazy orange with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, apricot and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9468) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2010
750 ml bottle. From Boston, MA, USA. Courtesy of Brandman.
Hazy light brown colour with tiny white head and lots of sediment floating in the glass. Cardamon, cinnamon, juniper, yeast and malt in aroma. Spices, malt, bread, some sweetness, mild hoppiness. Very nice carbonation and stil rich palate.

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