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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A Sahti is a Finnish Rye Ale brewed with Juniper. A Settee is a seat for more than one. A Soiree is enjoying this Cascade & Amarillo hopped, orange & lemon peel spiced, amber Sahti on your Settee with your Sweetie.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (1804) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2010
22 oz from "Habits" in S.Salem ( they are getting better beers again). Huge frothy overwhelmig head..cream coloured and very thick. When it dies down a bit i see a clear orange beer. Aroma slightly subdued reallyFloral, vaguelly spruce tip, sight hint of toffee. Taste..smooth toffee, pear,grassy hop and a nice hint of juniper right at the very end. Ok on the palate..nothing mind bending. Not sure about this one at all..is this Sahti? No idea never had a real one before.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
A solid pour into my produces a two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a light amber hue that shows an almost brilliantly clear, bright copper / red color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of cascade hops, ample biscuit like malt character, some spicy grain notes, lots of grapefruit, some lychee like aromas and some light juicy fruit gum like notes. I donít really notice the juniper, but I think that it is mixing in with the fruity hop notes and does seem to add a touch of spicy berry character to the more dominant fruit character. This smells like a nice hoppy ale, but I was hoping for more of the Sahti character coming through; other than this disappointment though this is quite a nice smelling beer.

Somewhat lighter than I was expecting and the beer has a cleaness that I associate with a bit too aggressive filtration process. Flavors of tangerine, lychee and ruby-red grapefruit are balanced by an almost turpene like spiciness towards the finish that seems to be from the juniper. This beer is fairly sweet, actually perhaps a bit too sweet in that it could use more hops or spice character to balance the sweetness. The body definitely has a fullness to it that keeps this from being quaffable. There is some nice backing malt character here that has a touch of spiciness to it, some toasty whole grain like notes, lots of lingering biscuit like character, and some caramelized-honey like malt sweetness.

Interesting perhaps, but not with the Sahti character that I was hoping for. I canít help but feel a bit disappointed as the hops seem to dominate this beer. I canít even just fully enjoy this as a hoppy beer as it comes off as being overly filtered and lacking in malt / hop complexity because of it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bomber. Pours copper with a foamy off-white head. Mixed spice aroma. Med. body/sharpish carb. Flavor is a melange of spicy flavors. Grains of paradise? Chocolate? Itís drinkable beer, but confusing to me. Finishes not sweet, and not really bitter either. Whatever the flavor is, at least it is strong.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Average amber pour. S mba ll head. Dirty sock aroma. Average, English pale ale taste. Malty, with a good hop balance. If you go for run of the mill, then go for this. Old book finish, but not really.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cereal, dog food), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of dish rag / detergent, orange, sugar, medicine. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Ugh. Awful malt character and dirty/soapy odors all but ruin the aroma, and the only hint of juniper comes in a rather medicinal format rather than smelling like fresh evergreen. Clumsy and embarrassing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Pours a golden brown, almost an orange color with a very small head. The beer falls flat fairly quickly. The aroma is malty with some rotting leaf and mild spiciness. The flavor has some rich maltiness and a bit of spicy, piney, and bitter notes. The palate is surprisingly nice and lively given how flat the beer looks in the glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear bronze color with a nice white head. The nose is spicy and sweet, lots of juniper and citrus, creamy caramel and some sweet sticky honey. The flavor is a bit cloying, maybe needs a bit more hops. Iím surprised to see this has hops in the first place, which arenít really countering the sweetness at all. Finishes spicy, a little lingering but its easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2482) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Draft. Pours a thin off white head, with some lacing, over a clear, light amber (SRM 6) body....nose is light biscuit, toast, toffee....taste is very light toffee, biscuit, finishing with light pepper, and light hop bitterness.....mouth feel is light, and slightly sweet, carbonation low. This is a pleasant, not overly strong beer, whose finish is somewhat too sharp. BJCP 7//3/12/4/6

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 draft. amber, clear. candy sugar juicy fruit pineapple nose, strongly phenolic and dirty. tastes like juniper and thyme with heavy sugar and heavy syrupiness. foul.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
natejgood (390) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Pours a dark golden with a very little white head and few bubbles. This beer has an aroma of sweet hops, but it is a bit thins smelling. This tastes a bit like an IPA with a smidgen more body and flavor. There is a bit of oak. This beer is easy drinking, but probably not the best of the Lips of Faith series.


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