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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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2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2010
I tried Dogfish Head Sahtea over NYE 2010 in Chicago with my brother. While Dogfish remains my favorite brewery, I did not enjoy this ale at all. The aroma is sweet and the taste full of Chai (as expected). On their own, I enjoy the flavors, but as a beer was overpowered and unimpressed. Nothing special about appearance. The parts were decent, but the overall experience was not good.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiscerninDrunk (27) - - 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

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (478) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DMBFAN1 (10) - - AUG 31, 2014
Not my normal beer. Great change of pace. Perfect flavor aroma texture, etc. don't need to have again any time soon but nice chai tea flavored ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Clarkdvm (118) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from total wine in fl. Hard to find a complaint. Beautiful aroma- spice.. cloves. Amazing flavor- vanilla chai. So easy to drink. One of my new favorites

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (249) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Really good stuff, but you can’t call it "subtle and balanced." Turns out, I like not subtle and unbalanced. You get a big dose of spiced tea, then hints of lemon, spicy rye, and finally banana esters. Very unbeerlike. The alcohol content, 9%, is definitely subtle. Happy I can’t taste the ramps.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (289) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cloves and bananas in this pale orangeish hazy brew with a small white head of tiny bubbles. I get a spicy flavor much like the aroma with a christmas flavor a medium body and decent carb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (135) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle (750ml): pours cloudy golden. Smells spicy. Wow this is different. Not bad but different. Spices are very strong, cinnamon and tea? not sure what juniper berries taste like. Not bad but too many others that I would rather drink

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
750mL bottle. Pours a pale golden, slight haze, big fluffy white head with killer retention and lacing. Nose is lots of spice (the chai blend come sthrough clearly with the cardamom, cloves and coriander) some banana, grass, daffodils. Mouth is medium bodied, medium sweet, rye coming through, a lot of the flavors that are in the aroma -- spices, florals, grasses, yada, yada, yada. The only disappointment is that I’m not getting the juniper berries -- which is what I was most looking forward to -- and I imagine it might be overpowered by the spices added in. Regardless, this is a very tasty beverage and would be exceptionally good during the late fall when the air gets chilly and damp here in Chicago.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
750ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Golden yellow, thin dissipating white head, very light patchy lacing. Aroma is of spice, some pepper, very floral with lots of perfume. Flavour is of perfume, spices and pepper, starfruit. Floral mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long with some spice and flowers. 
Another in the long line of interesting and little known styles from Dogfish. I’m glad they have the balls to do something like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (128) - - JUL 19, 2014
Smell of ginger and spice. Appearance is golden yellow with off white head. Taste is sweet banana with clove spice and ginger.


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