kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of EithCubes. Pours a murky, amber body with virtually no head and chunky particulate. Pitted fruit in the nose with touches of alcohol. Flavor of dark cherry, raisin and a little brown sugar. Medium body with little to no carbonation. Malty with no hop presence and the spices are lost on me. Overall decent. It shows promise, but is pretty muddy.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy amber color with particles that settle on the bottom. Nearly no head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and faint notes of dried fruits. The taste is sweet malts, raisins, and a faintly herbal finish. Medium bodied. Reminds me of a bad baltic lager. Not a good beer. 6/1/10.
EithCubes (4404) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Parti Pak. Malty nose with rubbing alcohol overtones. Beautiful herbal top with lesser berry and rich slick Weizen/wheat notes. A tad minty. Dark orange edging to brown with an ephemeral head and some chunks on the bottom. Tastes of lagered German wheat beer/bock mixture and light mint and bright herbal smoothness. Citrus is light and bright. Malt is muddled and lost. Basically no carbonation, a bit like it’s straight out of a fermenter. Medium, slippery, layered body, very low sweetness and bitterness. Not sure how to evaluate a sahti, but as far as sacred and healing beers go, this is smooth and drinkable on the daily.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lammin Sahti Oy--Finland--Kataja Olut IV B--2005 11.2 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 40 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Sahti Brew. Mild head. Clear bright amber golden color. Tangy Juniper Berry floral mild hop front. Cloying sweet crisp rich tasty complex malty caramel body. Clean mild balanced Juniper hop end. New unfamiliar flavor. Sampled 3/2/2005.
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle labeled Kataja Olut. Pours dark hazy amber color with almost no head. Fruity aroma and kind of funky, but not necessarily in a good way. Sour, tart and fruity cranberry flavor. Medium body with no carbonation. I wouldn’t recommend trying this.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy amber resin. Nose is roasted malt. Taste is sweet and doughy with a spicy finish. Rated 8/14/08
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep amber with no head to speak of, even with an agitating pour. aroma is of very toasty malt with hints of tart berries. Palate is slightly sticky with toasty malt, and a tangy, tart finish that presents an interesting medicinal quality. I really like traditional ales in general, as much for the stories behind them as for their unexpected and widely variable character. This was a nice one, that paired well with my wife’s legendary citrus and herb fresh roast chicken.
alexsdad06 (3799) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by ShareANevada (BA). Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with zero head. The aroma is moderately sweet bready malt, mildly fruity witha splash of juniper. The flavor opens with sweet bready malts, some fruitiness, but quickly the spices come through as does the juniper. Midway through the finish this becomes quite dry. Interesting, but not my thing.
MikeKeller (669) - Kemi, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Beautiful clear red colour and practically no head. Aroma of sweet maltiness and so is the taste as well. Obvious sahti characteristics and juniper present here which is only a good thing. Strong body and oily mouthfeel. Damn, I’ve been passing this one for too long!
kopher (592) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
marginally gross aroma of sour milk, honey, and bitter spices. it pours blurry orange and totally flat. flavor is also odd, sweet and sour and fruity but tastes like something gone bad. fairly thin, leaves a slightly unpleasant sweet-sour lingering fruitiness. no way i can finish this, but it’s interesting to try i guess.