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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8011) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750 thanks to Jordan! Great to see you man. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big tea-like aroma with some fruit. The flavor is interesting: tea, apricot, phenolic banana esters, the yeast comes in big. Sharp flavors overall. Light heat. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. Pours gold with brief white head. The aroma is ginger bread, fruit cake and lots of winter spice like nutmeg, cinnamon and all spice. The taste has a brief pulse of sugar sweet malts moving into notes of vanilla and sweet syrup. It gets a bit honey like into the finish as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7887) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a thin head. Spicy aroma, with tea, anise, pumpkin spice, and some fruityness. The flavor has a honey sweet/fruity base, with a spice rack or two thrown in. A touch of anise, nutmeg, tea, and way more it seems. Quite pleasant and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7768) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours a surprisingly light orange-yellow (I guess I wasn’t expecting this for some reason) with a small, loose white and bubbly soda-pop head that disappears immediately. The aroma reminds me of quality pumpkin beers - big nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla, but with obvious chai characteristics of tea, cream, and the above-mentioned aromas. It’d be perfect except I also get a note of fresh cooked corned-beef that takes away a bit (this could be because my roommate makes fresh real corned beef with juniper berries). Most of this doesn’t come through on the flavor. The flavor is sweet malts with a lot of nutmeg and a touch of alcohol, and the exhale is a mixture of spices. The mouthfeel is medium with high almost burning carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7734) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent orangish-brown with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; black tea and juniper berries with notes of coriander and lemongrass. Tastes like it smells with some weizen yeast notes too. Good on the palate. An easy-drinking 9% beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7649) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2013
13/II/13 - 75cl bottle from Canal’s Liquor (Mt. Ephraim, NJ) @ John’s place - BB: n/a - bottled: 2011/11/III (2013-166)

Clear orange beer, lots of chunks floating under a small off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, sugary, peaches, yoghurt, bit yeasty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: vanana, fruity, bit metallic, orange peel, oranges, yoghurt, cardemom, bit sweet, sugary, slightly bitter. Afteraste: soft bitterness, cough syrup, juniper berries, bit sugary, orange peel, quite some banana, sweet, bubble gum, bit spicy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2010
Well, I certainly had this during the White Horse on Parson Green Belgian Beer Festival, 30 August 2009 but I’m not sure whether it was a sample from a bottle that someone kindly brought along or actually at the festival (don’t see why it would have been). Very herbal. Lots of juniper. Sweet but tasty. Some late candy floss. Interesting stuff if not entirely to my taste. Didn’t really notice the tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Thanks to John for bringing the 750mL, bottled in 2009. Poured hazy medium golden with a short, but well-retained cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweeter bready notes topped by a whole thick array of spices (juniper berries, chai tea, lemongrass, and coriander really come through for me).. the sweetness and spices really drone out the warmth. The flavor opened with tangy juniper and oaky notes, with lots of coriander and lemongrass not far behind.. bread and honey joined on the middle.. more lemon and coriander on the back end, along with some warmth. Medium-plus bodied and rather well carbonated on the palate.. spices were intriguing in here, but there was just a little too much sweetness. I’d gladly drink this again.


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