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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.



2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4086) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (1897) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Hmmm, this is a strange beast. Ginger, juniper, and tea. The body is strangely like tea, almost tannic. Not my favorite of these odd DFH offerings.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours golden with a modest head that reduces to nada. Strong spicy aromatics. Full nectar with good carbonation. This brew is sweet and spicy. The finish lingers cloyingly.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayseo (24) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pale yellow, big white head, Very spicey. dessert in glass. ... ...... ..

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Genny (12) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton. Light gold color w/ no head; the nose was strongly of cloves, almost reminiscent of a whiskey-ish scent. Taste, however, was overly sweet, somewhat cloying. The inclusion of cloves, juniper, and chai tea are prevalent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
[ Trade by CaptainCougar ]. Clear light medium orange color with a small, frothy to fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, spicy, cinnamon, moderate hoppy, tea, junipeer, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, berry - fruity sweet, junipeer, tea. This is not my kind of beer. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100208]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
revolution2718 (211) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours amber. The smell was not what I would expect from a beer, and the taste was the same. You get hit hard with chai, juniper, and spices. I found it to have a medicinal taste, reminded me of a cough drop. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Like the backstory of ancient brewing but this did not do it for me. On the low end of carbonated, it smelled like apple and cinnamon oatmeal and tasted like it too. Bitterness on the aftertaste. Hard to nail down. Really just tasted like chai in an ale format. Flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats. Managed to drink the entire bottle but it was not that great.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Ah, another test of DFH’s uncommon ability to make ridiculous recipes into drinkable beers. Beer smells like strong Indian chai tea, fruity and spicy with notes of tangerine, pine needles and rose petals. Huh. It’s a deep orange-gold color with a white head. Taste is quite sweet, getting cloying into the second half of the glass. Very light bitteress and a slight ginny alcohol burn. Too sweet, too spicy, too much. Maybe a nice one for chai lovers who dislike the taste of beer.


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