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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.



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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 17, 2014
I had this in a mug due to Sahti recommendations. The appearance was a nice light yet hazy golden yellow/amber colored looking body with a one finger white foamy head that dies into the body within about thirty seconds. No lacing whatsoever. The aroma has one of the best parts of this beer and I absolutely love this (unsure how close this is truly to its style), but I get some juniper berries coming through in a earthy sort of way and I do get the cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper all coming through in a super nice way. The taste is spicy sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, I have to admit I do get the German yeastiness in the taste though I didn’t notice it in the smell - still good; sticky sweet yet somewhat spicy aftertaste; dry sweet yet spicy finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, ABV really isn’t noticed, sessionable - hmmm...maybe slightly, carbonation is really smooth - I like it, but my lack of having "sahtis" doesn’t say enough for me to tell you how good this is for its style, sorry, I’ll try to find more as I can. Overall, what an awesome brew I got in a trade, holy moley, well done Dogfish Head and will definitely look for this again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alcamp99 (69) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Almost bready aroma with thin creamy head. Medium body reminiscent of a Belgian ale. Does not taste like a high ETOH brew (9%). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap at the grad for beer week. Aroma is of coriander, Juniper berries, banana. Lots going on. The flavor reflects the lemon leaves also. Very tasty! Quite fizzy with a nice head.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollinsr (370) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 9, 2012
On tap at Octane Coffee. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a dash of orange hue. About a finger of white head that dissipates soon after initial smell and sip. Aroma is very potent and inviting, reminiscent of a strong spiced cider almost. I assume much of the spicy aroma can be attributed to the perfect blend of juniper berries and chai tea. Flavor is surprisingly crisp for how much flavor this beer actually brings. At 9%, this is a very satisfying and drinkable beer so look out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
One again THE LOCAL BEER BAR in Eureka, CA brings us an unusual and quite tasty beer. This draft pour came a hazy golden color with a foamy white head and good lacing. The aroma is complex, with juniper and a lot of heat. Medium to full in body, the mouthfeel is lively and a bit alcoholic The flavor keep showing you something new, with fruit, juniper, and flowers. The finish is tantalizing with lots of spices, including allspice, nutmeg, and clove, and then brings on lemon-grass. This is a remarkable beer and after you get past the juniper is a pagan beer dance on the senses. Love this stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (931) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Draft in a snifter at Sybarite Pig. Pour us hazy orange with a thin off white head. The aroma is powerful with coriander, wild spices, alcohol, juniper berries, and breads. The taste really has the Chai tea flavor (without the cayenne pepper). Coriander, sweet bread, lemongrass, juniper, cinnamon are most dominant. Mouth is smooth. Aftertaste consists mostly of the spices. This beer is amazing. Pure and simply amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Aromas of juniper berries, lemon, and chai. Very complex aromas and the flavor follows suit completely. Inital flavor of malty goodness with the juniper berries and chai tea coming through. Just a pinch of corriander and lemon in the finish. Sweet, smooth finish. Very drinkable. This was a truly great beer, very interesting and unique.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iRavali (28) - Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2014
Great beer. Pours like a weizen. Has complex aromas including caramel, corriender and some very obvious tea. The beer itself is very light on the pallet, has a strong finish and the tea is more for smell than the taste. 8/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2452) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 3/11/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big juniper, black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, black pepper, herbal, grass, light banana, light caramel, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big juniper, black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, herbal, light banana, black pepper, grass, light caramel, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of juniper, black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, light banana, herbal, grass, light caramel, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt sweetnesss; with an awesome malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Sahti style. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.


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