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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.



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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Really good stuff, but you canít call it "subtle and balanced." Turns out, I like not subtle and unbalanced. You get a big dose of spiced tea, then hints of lemon, spicy rye, and finally banana esters. Very unbeerlike. The alcohol content, 9%, is definitely subtle. Happy I canít taste the ramps.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Excellent golden, frothy appearance with good carbonation and full body. Tastes much like hoegaarden but more refined with subtle notes of chai spices and a little acidic/tinny lemon sting at the end. Overall, a great beer with a lot of character, but much closer to a traditional beer than I expected. As with most DFH beers, the high abv is well concealed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
Great brew. Pours a dark burnt umber with a thin whitish head. Earthy, spicy and berries in the nose. The mouth is also a bity spicy balanced againt some fresh citrus and a bit of juniper. Decetn brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Definitely can taste cinnamon and chai tea flavors. Taste almost like some winter warmers. One is enough for me though. Itís a unique and interesting brew, but too much spice to enjoy a lot of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Tap at DFHB. Poured a cloudy golden orange color with small head. Aroma was honey, orange, lemon, and citrus. Taste is similar with a nice smooth finish. Another good brew by Dogfish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (258) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
This was really tasty with the chia tea. Light and very balanced. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bomber. pours a nice hazy golden color with a little red. aroma is citrus and sweet notes of sweet tea, spices. taste: taste the tea right off the bat, then some spice and sweetness making taste like an apple cider, great carbonation, and then a nice dry finish. cool beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
When I was tasting this beer, several people at the table were drawn in by the aroma. All of them sampled it with me and enjoyed it - which was shocking because I was drinking it at around 60F and every one of these people have said time and time again that they will only drink Michelob Ultra or Corona Light and similar beers and have turned down other beers that I have offered - especially if the beer is above 35F or so. Theyíre not looking for character or flavor, just something cold and refreshing. And they loved this beer. The consensus was that it was flavorful and different and reminded them of something familiar (chai and pumpkin pie). I intend to get a few more bottles and test it on other friends and family who are generally not interested in experimenting with craft beers.

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 Iíve 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 itís still pretty good, it doesnít blow me away. Very unique and always welcomed, but not incredible.


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