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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.



3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (251) - santee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours a cloudy light orange with a big but short lived white head.The aroma is of sweet tea with notes of fruit.The taste was of tea, fruit, with a tinge of alcohol and spices.The body was full with slight sweet aftertaste.Overall a complex and tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Aroma- cinnamon, chai tea, spices Appearance- flat hazy yellow, no real head Taste- unlike anything that I’ve ever had, spiciness, many herbs, berries, citrus, tea Palate- medium-bodied, crisp and clean Overall- I loved it the first time I had it a few years ago. Nowadays, while it’s still pretty good, it doesn’t blow me away. Very unique and always welcomed, but not incredible.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2010
750mL bottle. Everything you would expect from combining Chai tea and Dogfish Head beer. Goes down easy, even though it is fairly heavy (9% ABV). Another great creation from Dogfish!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours light amber with a thin white head. Aroma includes berries, caramel. floral hops and some honey. Taste is light but overwhelming in flavor. Was unsure about it at first but definitely a great, original brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle from Park Lane. Aroma is strongly Chai. Surprisingly authentic chai. Barely even a whif of beer. Hops are noticeably missing from aroma. Appearance is amber with a nice white head. Taste is strongly chai with a hint of juniper on the back end and a bit of a burn in the very back of my throat. The spices really come through. Overall a great beer. This is unlike any beer I’ve ever had and I would definitely purchase this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2009
750ml Bottle. As soon as you open this one you can tell its from Dogfish based on the distinct and odd aromatics. Pours a light straw color with no head. Aroma is spicy with strong tea notes and a bit of rye and lemon grass in the background. This "beer" has a noticeable sweetness to it that lingers on the palate. The rye character shows up in the flavor along with some subtle spice notes of junipers, ginger, grass and coriander. Surprisingly it is fairly well balanced and the palate isn’t syrupy or thin. Ends with a hint of clove, yeast and a touch of caramelized sugar. Not a beer I’d want everyday, but definitely another unique creation from Dogfish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange with a thin head. Aroma is spicy like the chai thats in it. Hints of cinnamon, clove and a small trace of nutmeg. Flavor is comprised of all the spices above will still being very refreshing. Palate seemed to be concentrated with black tea. Very Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Pours a hazy orange, with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavy with ginger, spices, coriander, and pepper. Full bodied flavor with fruits, sweet malts, and gets very spicy in the finish, which is very dry and bitter, with a long duration. Overall very nice, balanced, and different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2011
A very unique beer. I have never had a herbal mint tea beer before.. not bad for a summer drink. 9% ???, hard to believe, seems like 2%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a bright golden color with lots of particles swirling around. Very pungent and sweet taste. Complex with citrus, berries, tea leaves. Pares great with food, salmon especially, a little too sweet for my tastes on its own. Interesting beer for sure, there’s nothing else quite like it.


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