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Finlandia Strong Sahti

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Brewed by Finlandia Sahti
Style: Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu
Sastamala, Finland

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andregoncalves (1089) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 10, 2014
75cl bottle thanks to rosenbergh. Cheers Jan! Color is dark red/brown. Head is almost non-existing. Body is thin but oily. Taste is medium bitter, sour, a bit salty. Aroma is smoke, rye, cereals all around, alcohol, caramel, malt, remedy, bread, spices. Quite an experience, again!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1181) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
Thanks to erzengel for sharing!! Pours a hazy brown with orange highlights and a nice tight tan head - though small. The smell is dark rye bread, fruit, spice, caramel. The taste is spicy rye, tangy fruit, caramel, some alcohol heat, fruit ending dry and spicy. The beer is medium in body with nice tight carbonation. The nicest sahti that I have tried so far.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2014
Thanks to Rosenbergh for this great stuff!
The nose is very fruity and yeasty. Caramel-sweet. Some herbs. The brew starts smooth, but not as great as the lower % version. Some juniper-notes in the mainpart, smooth caramel, yeast. Nice malt. The aftertaste is long, smooth. The bakers-yeast (!) creates an aroma of fresh yeast-dough together with the brown smooth caramel-malt. The juniper fits in great, but could be a bit more intense.
--> Great stuff. but the lower %-version is a bit deeper in aroma, probably due to the huge sweetness of this brew. It is probably even a bit too sweet. --> 12/13/11/12

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (552) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle @ home. schiuma beige grossolana, scarsa, poco persistente. Birra marrone con riflessi ramati, opalescente. Profumo intenso acetico, fruttato /frutti rossi/ vinoso/ alcolico. Gusto intenso, persistente. Ingresso dolce amabile, poi vira decisamente sull’acido. Astringente, asciuga la bocca. citrica, un sacco di frutti rossi , ha anche un dolce che si situa a metà tra miele e melassa. Finale improvviso, retrolfattivo che ricorda le fermentazioni miste delle fiandre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2111) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
Plastic Bottle. Pours dark orange, almost brown, without head. Sweet juniper aroma with strong notes of balkong yeast. Tastes somewhat like a barely wine. It’s strong, vinous, and bittersweet. Notes of juniper, marzipan, chocolate and baking yeast. Almost zero carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle thanks Benji and Sev. Ambwr with off white head. Aroma of funk, spice, oak , wood pepper. Taste is eaerhty, spicy, woody spme funky stuff going on. Little sweet and little tangy with some alcohol. Quite nice and complex

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (232) - århus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
Finland Sahti. strong.10% købt helsinki finland. Duft Gran, let røget, krydret, sødme ful duft, Smag: stor smag af honning, meget sød i smagen, honning, blomster, karamel, kanel

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (893) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
.2l @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours hazy dark orange with no head. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet banana, malts, tooth fluor. Flavor is alcohol, yeast, banana and dark fruits. Bready palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft. Orange hazy pour with white head. Some berry and wheat like notes. Has a touch of dark fruit and sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle, 0.5. Brown murky with good yeast dregs if you let it sit. The quality of this product varies a lot, depending not only on the batch quality, as it is exceptionally sensitive to at what point you drink it and how it’s been handled. The one I’m having is really pea/asparagus- tainted, yeasty with some phenolic/bad alcohol vibes. Under that a really musty ripe banana, sweet malts, juniper. It’s hard to rate something this volatile, but this is what I feel about this one. I’ll probably average it out when I get a better sample to try.


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