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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1284) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Pours a hazy dark gold/orange color with medium froathy whitish head. Aroma is sweetened fruits and a good amount of yeasty/spicey/doughiness. Flavor very tart and citric, with a bit of tea flavor and some dry booziness in the finish. Not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2009
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of chai, light juniper and light carmel. Palate was medsium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, chai and light juniper with a smooth spiced finish. Another boring overpriced beer from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4513) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has tea and juniper. Slightly hazy, yellow coloured beer with a white head. The taste is sweet has tea and juniper again. Bit sticky mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
750mL bottle purchased at Bark’s Beer Cave in Plattsburgh, NY. Lots of smokey, herbal, juniper berry notes in the aroma. There is also a significant yeasty banana ester aroma here, too. Not a huge fan of the nose. This is like a transparent golden snowglobe. Lots of suspended floaties present here. Pretty small and quickly dissipating white head. Starts sweet, sugary, and a bit cloying. Some honey notes in the middle before there is some floral juniper berry flavors to finish. Sticky and cloying with underlying estery yeast flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (5065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours clear copper with a small off white head. Strong aroma of juniper, chai tea, coriander and unknown herbs. Flavour is fairly sweet with barely any bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very strange and not to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Cloudy but bright orange pour. Two to three inches white dense head. Buttery banana bread yeast and cloves in the nose, pretty enticing. Thick mouthfeel with average carbonation. Finish is a little sticky. Flavor is great. Juniper is bitter and effervescent, tea is only slightly noticeable. That flavor is mixed with pert yeastiness and cloves. Fairly rich offering so perhaps 12oz is a better idea of format. Finish is a bit of astringent flavor and heat, making ABV detectable. Not too shabby but difficult to drink a lot of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle at lithy’s Septemberfest. Pours hazy gold with almost nonexistent head. The aroma is laudry detergent, ginger, sugar, and more ginger. The flavor is bubblegum and ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a sweet candy finish. Just too much spice crap going on for me to enjoy this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2610) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
orange/tan colour w/ lots of sediment nose is huge; ginger bread, cloves, banana bread full body and very fizzy and sugary very sweet. lots of chai tea flavour and now that i’ve tasted it i can smell chai as well. after i got used to chai i could taste a lot more ginger and cloves. nice but i couldn’t drink a lot of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4357) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a clear orange with a broken white head. The aroma is powerful fruity and spicy. The flavour is sweet fruit and some spicy cloves with some medicinal notes on the palate. Too sweet for me and I wouldn't drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 17.06.2013, tap @ Blind Tiger Ale House NY:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is lots of clove, doug, ginger, pepper, grass, caramel, camomile. Taste is sweet and spiced, yeast, camomile, sugar, hay, cloves, pepper, ginger, grass, herbs, caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, but definitely a interesting beer.

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