MisoW (536) - Bratislava, - APR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75l bottle. Small white head. Flavor is malts, sweet juniper/berry. Very nicely hidden alcohol and minimal carbonation.
Silvan7 (441) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hirigalzkar (2015) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BenH (1729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
llkc (127) - århus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Beerhammaren (772) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.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.
vtafro (2173) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Orange hazy pour with white head. Some berry and wheat like notes. Has a touch of dark fruit and sweetness.
jookos (1329) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 sample from a jug at St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Faintly hazed amber, still body. Acetone and banana nose with sharp alcohols that make it seem closer to 15-17% than 10%. Boozy browned banana liqueur and paint thinner / rubbing alcohol. Raw and wort-y. Flat, lightly acidic, sweet, low bitterness. Lingering alcohol burn in the finish. Unpalatable.
Marstonlad (270) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy dark brown with no head at all. Aroma is pretty unique for a beer, though some similarities exist with weizenbocks. It is very sweet and full of overripe banana and spicy notes of juniper. Taste is intensive, heavily sweet with the flavour of banana. Spiciness is also very much around. No hoppiness at all, slightly sour in the finish. Palate is medium to full bodied and sticky. Alcohol warms but doesn’t appear in the taste which makes this deceptively easy to drink. Sahti isn’t the most complex beer style but definitely one of the most interesting. I love it!