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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light amber, almost yellow with a cloudy middle and smallish, white head. Aromas of juniper berries, green tea, coriander, and a nice citrus hint. Mouth feel is extremely smooth, with a full and slick finish. Flavors of bananas, coriander, and a hint of berries on the aftertaste. One terrific beer that I will be sure to be purchasing again!

   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 can’t 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 can’t taste the ramps.

   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.

   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.

   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. It’s a unique and interesting brew, but too much spice to enjoy a lot of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (263) - 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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steverus0 (262) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Nose is all black tea and cardomom. Pour is a dull reddish straw mildly hazy. Strong wheat with extra alcohol on the palate, smoothly effervescent but a bit too mildly so. Really interesting and tasty enough, just not really balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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

   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.

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