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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.



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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rwgould (329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iRavali (22) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (146) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Light orange poured from a bottle with moderate head. Scent of tea as in the name with a sweet tea aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (594) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle from unknown, via Jasmine. Pours a bright orange, clear with little to no head. Aroma sweet and full in chai, very earthy. Body full with a slight liveliness, some syrupy character from ABV. Finish well rounded and subtle.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (145) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 1 Oct 2011. Very similar to a triple but with tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rated on 7-11-2010. This beer pours a small smooth head with a lengthy retention, opaque body, fast rising carbonation and no lacing. The aroma is yeasty, earthy and spicy. The taste is sweet, rye, spicy, some yeast, and the ABV comes through. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall this beer has a nice spice characteristic to it in the aroma and flavor. The ABV does come through in the flavor, but it is not overpowering. This beer is worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (261) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
From bottle at Royal Oak Craft Beer Fest. Golden pour. Nose of tea leaves. Mild yeastiness paired with predominant flavors of tea and spices. Good, slightly more of a novelty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is spicy cinnamon and cloves with iced tea. Hazy pale yellow with a miniscule white head. Flavor is very spicy cinnamon and cloves.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (938) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Hats off to Dogfish. This one works. If you don't drink tea, you need not to apply. This one is tea-tea-tea all the way through. And it's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Thanks to Hopswagger for this one! 750ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip Bottled in 2010 A - Burnt orange color with a tight knit head. The head sinks into a collar while finally vanishing. S - Lactic sourness and lavender salts are the first thing that jumps out. Smells like this will be quite tart. Dried plantains, strawberries, peach, apricots, spicy, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, lavender, rye bread, heavy dose of cardamon. Salty savory and sweet biscuit/bread malts. T - Peach, apricot, and plantain puree, a soft lactic tartness is there but not as pronounced as the nose described. Lemons, pepper, cardamon, nutmeg, honey, ginger, salty, you can really taste the chai in there. Very yeasty with sweet and indulgent and earthy pale malts. A steady herbal note right through the middle, woody, I’m guessing the juniper? Finishes with a fruity tartness and notes of salt, spice, and mint left on the aftertaste. M - Hefty body makes for a thick feel, semi-dry finish. The aroma is bigtime! Acidic fruit, spices, sweet and savory, very aromatic. The flavor follows but doesn’t quite live up to the aroma.Very good mix of sweet and salty flavors. Big malt presence with lively yeast esters. Various spices that show up at different times. This would obviously pair excellent with Indian food or other curry dishes. Serving type: bottle 06-29-2013

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (916) - 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.


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