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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.



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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
750 ml bottle - pours a hazy yellow / orange color with no head and very sligth carbonation. Aroma is heavy with floral notes - juniper, fruit, and a bit of honey. Flavor is exceptional. Full bodied with a sweet start and a smooth, floral finish. Touch of herbs, coriander, cinnamon pepper the tongue with a beautiful mix of varying flavors. Finishes sweet and lingers with a wonderful flavor that just ends this beer perfectly. An amazing beer and a new favorite of mine. A shame it’s so expensive and hard to find - however, next time I see it, I’m picking up a six-pack :-)


1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
smcolw (601) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
No head, only a smattering of fine bubbles. No lace either. Cloudy orange-amber color. Lots of Caribbean style spice to the nose: all spice, nutmeg, clove, coriander and cinnamon. There’s a pepper aspect to the smell. Less beer and more a spicy soft drink without sugar. Very high carbonation for the level of body. Lots of clove and pepper in the swallow. I love Dogfish’s willingness to try something wild, different and bizarre. And their willingness to put it in front of the general public. I hope they never stop doing this. Sometimes they get hits, sometimes misses. For me, this is one of their greatest misses.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1251) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Big bottle, thanks to madmitch76, shared at my local bottle share, 7th July 2015. Golden appearance which is orange in colour. Aroma is Japanese black tea and coriander and clove. Some banana and clove flavours are prominent too. Wit beer yeast? Interesting ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours burnt orange with a small soapy white head. Aroma is earthy, citrus, coriander, tea and spices...alot going on and it really opens up as it warms. Taste is mild all around, with well balanced bittersweetness. Medium bodied, softly carbonation, smooth mouth feel and enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodega95 (85) - - APR 11, 2015
Pours a nice copper to brownish color. big frothy head that’s stays for a long time. Smell like tea, very malty and with a Suttle feel as a Weis. The Chai and berries gives it a nice touch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Great flavor with a chai tea kick that brings the flavor with a smooth bang. One of the best Dogfish Head beers yet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Tasted on 1/3/12 from a capped 750mL bottle. Pours hazy brassy golden with an average white head that leaves thin lacing. The nose is dominated by chai tea, with caramel malt and some cardamom spice. The flavor is quite sweet with tons of caramel and chai with some herbal bitterness. The body is medium and oily with light carbonation and a long caramel chai finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rodriguez (315) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 1, 2015
It’s strong, spicy, floral, sweet, kind of malty, with hints of tea. It is a good fermented beverage, just not my style, too spicy and fenolic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"9% abv (not 6) so there is a kick. hazy tan-orange color. aroma is wonderful*. it’s been chilly here for the last few days and this would fit perfect as a late fall or winter seasonal. one taster said it smells like Christmas. The * is that wonderful in this sense is a well blended chai tea. if you’re a sucker for chai tea like me, you’ll love this beer. if not, there’s really no reason to drink a chai tea beer! body is full and feel is pretty smooth. flavor is great...black tea, spices, juniper, malt, yeast. very very good with a lasting impression. i wish this were more easily available."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4958) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, tallow-gold with a small, white head. Nutmeg, chai-tea aroma. Sweet, honey, nutmeg, fruit syrup, banana. Very tasty and unusual....excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9132) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Nutmeg, honey, chai, and light juniper aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet honey, banana, nutmeg and chai tea flavor. Very tasty.


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