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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.

   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 Iíve ever had and I would definitely purchase this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (242) - 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.

   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 isnít syrupy or thin. Ends with a hint of clove, yeast and a touch of caramelized sugar. Not a beer Iíd want everyday, but definitely another unique creation from Dogfish.

   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.

   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.

   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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VALIS (228) - 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, thereís nothing else quite like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle tasting at work. Iím a bit surprised this hasnít 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 donít enjoy those things, you probably wonít like this beer. That said, I really enjoyed this beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
It has a citrusy, orange look, smells like a banana.Sweet. Apparently this is what chai and juniper berries smell like? I dig it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NPRugby11 (219) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This stuff literally smells and tastes like gingerbread...absolutely spectacular and the 9%abv will leave you feeling warm inside.

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