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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.



4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Colored a little like orange kool-aid. Bright and creamy. Spiced and would be good with Indian food.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Sterling from 2011. Pours orange with a thin khaki head. Aroma is massive black tea and berry. Fantastic! Kind of light on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol well. Lots of berry on the tongue. Finishes clean. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Very good weizen. Pour is not great... No head and lightly cloudy. Flavor is wheat and yeast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (528) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle. Chai aroma with a hint of hops. Golden body with thin head. Flavor is amazing... chai, yeast, coriander and spice... saison like but with dominant vanilla chai aftertaste.... would be great for any season... light and refreshing yet full of flavored spice

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick pillow of foamy head while the liquid was a sparkling golden blonde hue with a little tint of haze. As for the nose, a vibrant and lively scent of spices and fruit that earn this ale a perfect score in the aroma. Some of the ingredients I was able to sniff out where banana, clove, mint, black tea, juniper berries, and lemon zest. The flavor is fully supported by the aroma and holds the very same elements. Has plenty of fruit flavor similar to banana, and then has dashes of spice that add coriander on top of the clove, juniper berries, and lemon zest. The black tea flavors hide deep in the background, but the overall flavors and yeast used make a tasty and rewarding beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SlickRick (1) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2011 does not count
Served poured out of the bottle into a pint glass. Has a nice sort of dark orangey color, smells delicious with hints of the juniper berries, floral notes, and a surprise spice. Taste is amazing with the juniper berries and spice really coming together well and a hint of banana. Overal just a terrific tasty beer that can be enjoyed by even the biggest beer novice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Frankie3 (1) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Dogfish Head SAHTEA: Ale brewed with Black Chai Tea and Juniper Berries My Opinion: A golden/orange, chai tea color is the first thing that will catch your eye as you pour out this delicious and intriguing ale. The next thing that will highten your scences is the delightful aroma that parades out of the bottle ever so gracefully. The cozy smell of chai tea captures the fall season perfectly, leaving you imagining bright colered leaves slowly changing in the cool breeze. The taste... Smooth. A gentle sweetness greets the tongue as the taste of piney juniper berries quickly follow. This ale says its goodbyes with the delicious taste of the chai, leaving a creamy semi-dry mouthfeel that wraps all these intresting flavors togethor into an ale that im sure dogfish head proudly calls Sahtea! (9% alc. by vol.) (Light and Smooth)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
0.75l bottle. Appearance: Cloudy orange, lots of carbonation, small bits of floating residue, small foamy white head. Aroma: chai spices, cinnamon, berries, pine. So wonderful, wow. Palate: Fizzy, medium bodied, smooth, slightly dry finish. Taste: slightly sweet, more of a bitter finish. Strong notes of spicy chai, subtle hints of berries. Wonderfully balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
P: A vivacious apricot body housing a multitude of floaters. A nice off white bubbly thin head that has decent retention. Wet bubbly lacing that sloshes the sides but doesn’t stick. S: Cinnamon, chai, vanilla, toasted rye bread, spicy booze and juniper berries. Aroma is a cross between pumpkin pie and a chai latte. T/M: Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, juniper berries and rye bread create a cornucopia of lavish flavors. Toasted grains, chai, musty wood, dank yeast and boozy fruit follow. The aggressive effervesce leaves a tingly peppered palate. Saison like. O: This reminds me of gulab jamun but with more natural earthy essence and a dialed down syrupy sweetness. Super complex brew that has layers upon layers building an ever evolving flavor profile.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (860) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Hazy gold with thin rimming white head; aroma of Belgian yeast, soft subtle fruit and grain; Flava is mild but full mainly of grainy malty and yeasty notes; feels medium and finishes softly sweet but crisp and quenching and notes of grain


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