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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.



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9920) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9281) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9118) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
Pale golden pour. Quite a thick oily pour with a thin fast-fading white head. The nose is loaded with nice rye character. Sweet and spicy with a little bit of cardamom, clove and a fairly chewy maltiness. Loaded with honeyed malt sweetness. The palate is sweet and chewy with a lingering stickiness. Lots of spice and a bit of herbal character. There is a little bit of a distracting carbonic character that I don’t particularly care for. Spicy and sweet with a lot of nice rye character. It’s a pretty compelling beer, really, but it could certainly be dryer. I like it though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8700) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8674) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8582) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
750mL bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of juniper berries, coriander, lemon, very earthy and black tea. Flavour of juniper berries, tea, quite fruity, a little sweet, quite earthy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8397) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Honey and rye coagulate into a sticky broth, enlivened by well-integrated chai spiciness for a sweet and quirky Sahti variation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy gold.
-This is a lot sweeter than the Dugges/Nogne O version.
-The chai takes a lot of room in the flavor profile, but remains well integrated.
-If this had been better attenuated, I would have liked it a lot more.

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