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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
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 (198) - 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 (981) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (566) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a light amber with a white foam head. Aroma is chai tea and berries. Flavor is the same, sweet, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 10, 2014
Pours deep copper, very little head, slightly hazy. Smells of juniper, tea, caramel, clove. Tastes of tea, juniper, various spices. Medium malt body

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (920) - 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 (1241) - 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.


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