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Finlandia Strong Sahti

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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks!). Pours brown with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, smoke, junipers. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, wheat, some fruits. Some alcohol is noticeable, but it’s not distracting. Overall: very nice and interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9864) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Plastic bottle from Janne. Pours muddy brown. Nose/taste of banana peel, bubblegum, tree bark, juniper, herbal and floral notes. Medium body. Alcohol in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2356) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from VastActiv for season premiere of vikings. Murky amber brew. Nose of banana and forest. Tastes of banana, toffee, herbal, spruce, bubblegum, and alcohol. No carbonation really. Sweet and boozy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
January 24, 2015. Bottle. Shared by tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Hazy amber with no head. a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, ripe banana, peach, some cinnamon and light clove notes. Taste is sweet caramel and peach, light spicy, some astringency, warming alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied, flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
Dark amber, small head. Candy, lots of sweetness, fruit, banana, warming booze hints. Finishes with booze notes, mild hop bitterness. Lingering fruit and caramel. Almost flat carbonation. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
My first sahti, many thanks to tderoeck for sharing this. Forms no head, just some loose, quickly disappearing air bubbles; hazy bronze colour. Meaty and sweaty aroma, sweet, caramel, pine needle, overripe apple, medlar fruit, thyme, juniper berries, tea, rhum-like alcohol. Sweet caramelly and estery taste, overripe stonefruit, brown sugar, banana, lactic acid touch with somewhat refreshing effect; soft and mellow malt sweetness, yeastiness, sourishness increasing and drying in the finish, some cloying sweetness as well but very low bitterness. Very fascinating and in fact very enjoyable as well if you like big, sweet beers. I will have to taste other sahtis, however, in order to be fully able to rate this...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4551) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Thanks to tderoeck. 750 ml. clear plastic bottle sampled @ “Tim needs to get rid of his ticks” Tasting. Enjoyed together with tderoeck, Benzai & Alengrin. Looking back at my notes, I liked the regular version quite a bit more but I did have that one a lot fresher than this one so that might be a big factor. Pours hazy to murky brown, flat liquid. Nose is quite pleasant, sweet syrup, caramel, cinnamon, thick malt. Taste is cheap candy, butter scotch, toffee, caramel, sugar leading into a weird bad teabag, fizzy, fermenting raisins etc. Finish takes it down for me. Quite malt & sugar thick body with obv. No carbonation. Interesting for sure, it may be far from easy to do a whole bottle of this for me but I do suppose that it is just a matter of getting used to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9351) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Tim needs to get rid of his ticks tasting. Hazy dark orange color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, a bit sweet, sourish, hard to describe. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (5529) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
28/XI/14 - 75cl plastic bottle @ home - BB: 10/XII/14 (2014-1437) Thanks to Ercan for the bottle!

Clear reddish brown beer, small irregular bit bubbled head, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, lots of banana, bit chemical. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet, sugary, lots of banana, caramel, bit yeasty. Aftertaste: sweet and sugary, alcohol, bit yeasty, spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (783) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 9, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Bottle 0.75l at tderoeck place. Thank you Tim & Marina for wonderful dinner and great time.Pour it amber color with small white head.No carbonation at all.Taste and aroma of banana, honey, strawberry, malt and little bit apple.All together interesting style.Worth to try it

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