Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up during a trip to Baton Rouge. Not my first Sahti, but my first Sahti that was brewed in Finland. Excited to try this one, as it is also my first beer from Finland.
The beer pours a dark brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and toffee malt. I don’t get the juniper in the aroma. That being said, the juniper is present in the flavor. I also get some smoked malt and and toffee, as well as a little bit of chocolate. All of the flavors meld well together and make an enjoyable beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Mora2000. Pours a dark, hazy amber with beige head. Aroma has some subtle dark roast and faint fruit notes. Flavor is the same. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad.
Erasmus_ro (1061) - Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with little beige foam around the edges. A christmas spice aroma. Lots of orange peel as well as rye malts and sweet rye bread, tones of gingerbread. Taste is filled with christmas spices as well. Sweet rye malts and bread. Surprisingly dry and hoppy finish and aftertaste with tones of juniper as well. Palate is rather light with some carbonation. Fortunately not watery.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark copper color with malty spice aroma and flavors this wasnt too much into the brushpile or herbal notes to be offensive like some others
doublebock (487) - California, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy auburn brown color with minimal head. Malty syrup aroma of port and molasses. Rich and sweet malty flavor with some nice tartness. Notes of orange and ginger. Finishes with barleywine-like maltiness enveloping the tongue.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml brown bottle with white plastic.
It pours a lot nicer than the other Finnish sahti, Kataja, that I have had. It is a deep reddish brown with a big off-white head. The head sticks around for a bit and it recedes with some nice lacing.
The smell is a lot like a Munich dunkel, different form other sahti’s I have had. It has a nice chocolatey dark malt presence. The juniper is there as well.
The taste is a little bit similar to the other sahti’s, but again it reminds me a ton of a Munich dunkel. It ahs that immense drinkability to it, though it is 7.3%. There is an underlying bitterness, perhaps form the juniper twigs that is welcome. There is so much chocolate and caramel in there that just tastes really great, like a northwoods imperial Munich dunkel.
If you can find this try it, it is awesome.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-10-2010 00:57:54
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, gift from Finn, thanks. Clear, chestnut coloured body. Last pour was filled with sediments. Bubbly, fawn coloured head with a solid stand. Spotty lacework. Malt-fruity smell with herbs. Well blended and balanced flavour of dark fruits and caramel malts. Finish off with a nice hop bitter tail. Medium bodied. Good drinking (Tromsø, 12.02.2011)
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko Muonio. Dyprød. Litt farget kremaktig skum. Litt uklar. Behagelig fruktig aroma. Litt sitrus. Avrundet smak med litt aprikos & sitrus. Tørr fruktig bitter ettersmak. Innholdsrikt & godt.
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Dark amber color. Malt, grassy hops and licorice in the aroma. Firm earthy oily hopbitter flavor with licorice and some hidden melon notes. Hops and licorice lingering on in the aftertaste, though the balance ramains largely intact. Nice brew.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd May 2009
Cloudy dark brown beer made with rye as well as juniper. Semi dry palate. Rich malt and rye with some rye spiciness. A little fruit from the hop and quite a bitter finish. Fruity aromatic aftertaste. A bit off the beaten track!