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RATINGS: 697   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
courtesy of markwise. pours straw golden with white head. aroma and flavor, had light notes of chai tea with hints of herbal flavors, some spices. Medium carbonation for a smooth rye palate. 9% the beer is very easy to drink. As with the Theobrama, it seems the actual body that DFH is trying to promote remains very subtle and the beer keeps the DFH base signature. Wish there had been more chai presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours clear copper with a small off white head. Strong aroma of juniper, chai tea, coriander and unknown herbs. Flavour is fairly sweet with barely any bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very strange and not to my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml bottle from Root Cellar. 2010 vintage. Finally got to my sahti lineup on NYE. Pours a just barely cloudy golden color with a finger of eggshell white head that settles into a large ring. The aroma has cardamom, coriander, lemongrass, tea (not chai, though), rye, rosemary, and a big dose of juniper berries. The falvor has the same slate of spices but even more fruitiness; golden raisins, apricot, and berries. Didn’t get any chai on the nose or flavor. Light-medium bodied, with a spicy, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. To style? They admit it’s not. But it’s interesting and tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy browned orange with a small white head. Cinnamon, vanilla, tea, spices, cardboard, grain. Medium bodied, bordering on thick. Sweet, honey and maple. Warming booze and spices on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours cloudy yellow with a rich off-white head and a juniper aroma. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a tea background. Sure doesn’t taste like 9% - goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy golden body and a fading white head. Aroma of chai tea, spice, and honey. Taste is sweet, with honey, chai tea, spruce, fennel, and caramel. High carbonation. A nice beer to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7858) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"9% abv (not 6) so there is a kick. hazy tan-orange color. aroma is wonderful*. it’s been chilly here for the last few days and this would fit perfect as a late fall or winter seasonal. one taster said it smells like Christmas. The * is that wonderful in this sense is a well blended chai tea. if you’re a sucker for chai tea like me, you’ll love this beer. if not, there’s really no reason to drink a chai tea beer! body is full and feel is pretty smooth. flavor is great...black tea, spices, juniper, malt, yeast. very very good with a lasting impression. i wish this were more easily available."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Vanilla, spice, and tea aroma. Chai and vanilla flavor with tea, spice, and backing juniper. Medium bodied. Vanilla and tea lingers with spice and a light sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, Las Vegas. Bottled in 2012
Vertical with Samuel Adams Norse Legend – Sahti
Aroma is spicy with mustard, some coriander and hints of honey. Flavour has spices, mustard, coriander, hints of juniper and spices. A bit too spicy but still refreshing. Nothing to do with Sahti, but still closer to it than Sam Adams. Perhaps a slight feeling of banana estheres in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
[2541-20091024] 1pt9.6floz bottle. Fragrant juniper and mild mint aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Minty hints but flavour is mostly juniper spruce hops and finishes like a tea. Medium body. Interesting to try.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc, tupalev)

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