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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.



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 (242) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Clarkdvm (228) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Overml01 (226) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle tasting at work. I’m a bit surprised this hasn’t been placed in the spiced category. A hazy golden pour follows into a small, white head. Nose is a pronounced belgian yeast aroma followed with hints of juniper and chai tea. Palate is light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. In the taste the traditional chai flavors really shine through, expecially in the finish. A slightly sweet, relaxing summer beer best served chilled. Be careful though, it is a beer for a very specific group of drinkers. Lovers of the belgian yeast strains who enjoy chai tea and a light summer beer will really enjoy this... if you don’t enjoy those things, you probably won’t like this beer. That said, I really enjoyed this beer!


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