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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.



4.5
   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 (821) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (919) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Pours amber with a white head. Aromas of allspice and gingerbread. Flavors of allspice and juniper with a slight sweetness. Full bodied with a mouth coating finish. Overall a very interesting and enjoyable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours golden orange with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, chai tea, lavender, grapefruits, lemon zest, hay, wheat, and slight hints of dry hops. Medium bodied with a tangy, tart mouthfeel and a slow, slightly sticky finish. Excellent special ale.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Knownfactor (9) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2010 does not count
750ml Bottle. Pours cloudy golden/brassy with a light 1/2 inch white head. Strong Intense chai tea aroma with a hint of wheat and other spices, reminds me of Christmas for some reason. at first taste...strong chai tea spices with wheat. light body with a nice spicy finish that lingers long after. I enjoyed this a lot, def tastes like nothing i have ever had before. A+ once again to Dogfish Head for making unique tasty brews.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2010
(750ml bottle). Disclaimer: my wife is Indian and I have had lots of home made chai, not the garbage that Starbucks serves. So I know what Chai tastes like. Pours orange-amber with a white head. Aroma smells like chai (cardamom, coriander especially) and tastes like it as well. It’s not overpowering though. There is a bite from the spices in the finish that I particularly like. This beer is F’in brilliant! Dogfish Head has a unique ability to take strong flavors and incorporate them subtly into their beers (Theobroma is a prime example). I think this beer is great and will be picking up more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
750 ml bottle - pours a hazy yellow / orange color with no head and very sligth carbonation. Aroma is heavy with floral notes - juniper, fruit, and a bit of honey. Flavor is exceptional. Full bodied with a sweet start and a smooth, floral finish. Touch of herbs, coriander, cinnamon pepper the tongue with a beautiful mix of varying flavors. Finishes sweet and lingers with a wonderful flavor that just ends this beer perfectly. An amazing beer and a new favorite of mine. A shame it’s so expensive and hard to find - however, next time I see it, I’m picking up a six-pack :-)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2010
The brew pours an orange color with very little head. The nose is like a white ale with loads of citrus, honey, and spice. On the palate the spice comes through along with a very nice citrus flavor. This beer is quite good and very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2012
talk about a really complex beer that brings a lot of different this together very nicely.. pours a dark gold with a medium off white head... nose is a mix of some citrus, some spice... flavor comes through with a lot of what reminds me of chai along with some sweetness and maybe a little banana and lemon... also got a little hint of biscuit... could probably enjoy this beer year round!


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