larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy deep yellow body. Fruity resiny papery aroma with herbal notes. Dry-sweet resiny spicy cinnamon taste with honeyish mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mealy mouthfeel. Dry resiny honey aftertaste with mealy fruity notes. Nice, but a bit old, and nothing at all to do with sahti. (0.65l bottle, Cafť Amsterdam, San Francisco.)
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didnít think that this was particularly junipery. Some spices a little sweet. Slightly oily mouth feel but not in a bad way. I have to say I kind of liked it. Serving: Bottle
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
out of bottle, this beer was light and crisp with some peppery spiciness to it probably wouldnt go out of my way to get this one again, but fun to try
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate aroma of citrus, leaves and earthy. Medium body with smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium complex bitter sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting complex brew.
eclaycamp (192) - , Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bomber. Iíve seen this several times but never picked one up, until last night. Iím not really sure what to expect out of this beer. The label states itís a Finnish Rye and that itís got some hops in it. Little to no head, cloudy appearance, murky carbonation. Color is a nice amber brown, cinnamon. Aroma isnít as big as I had hoped for Ė guess those hops arenít used for aroma. I can pick out the rye and some caramel malt sweetness. Pretty disappointing really. Luckily the beer makes up for it in the taste department, as thereís lots of things going on. The spice of the rye really hits you first, it kind of punches you in the mouth and makes you sit up and take notice. Unfortunately, from there things sort of wash out in the middle, as the mouth is still reeling from the initial hit of rye. However the beer makes a comeback, finishing with floral juniper and citrusy hop bitterness. This is clearly and almost makes up for the lack of complexity in the middle. Mouthfeel is sufficiently slick though never oily, with medium carbonation. Itís somewhat watery Ė I find myself wanting the body of the beer to be a little bit heartier. Thereís a little bit of a hint of alcohol esters in the middle of the beer but nothing outlandish Ė and Iím relatively sensitive to those so you may not even notice. Overall this is an interesting though slightly disappointing beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Picked this up at the Liquor Stop in Indiana. Shared at a recent tasting and poured into a tulip.
Really not a good example of a Sahti. Oh well, here goes. The beer pours a moderate golden color with a thin white head with moderate retention. The nose brings forward a bit of bready malt. Really plain. Plain, plain, plain. How does that happen with a sahti? Normally Iím complaining that thereís way too much going on. The taste is along the same lines. A bit of mild weirdness from who knows what in the background, but mostly just a bit of lightly-sweet malt. Feel is medium and average. Decent carbonation. Nothing horribly offensive about this beer, itís just a bad example of the style. It just doesnít really present anything that would make me think this was a sahti.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-04-2011
degbert (902) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a brown tinge; head looks so solid that it could be blown insulation. Nose has spicy and juniper notes atop roast and toast. Definite juniper on the tongue as well; also some hops bitterness and spicy notes, over an underlay of malt; I donít get the citrus in the description anywhere. Mouthfeel is very round -- almost too much so. Good, but not something Iíd drink a lot of.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured gold with a thin white head. aroma was grain, candy sugar??, and spice. flavor matched the aroma with a light body.
jmad (72) - - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 22 oz bomber into my glass mug...
The liquid was an orange, amber color with a bubbly white head that dissipated quickly. The smell is a bit funky, with hints of sour orange juice and other floral aromas. The taste consists of rye, honey, citrus, biscuits and some spice in the aftertaste. The beer is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a wet finish. Honestly, I did expect more out of this beer. I was looking for Vrienden but they were out, this is still a good and interesting beer.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
After being wowed by Le Terroir, had my hopes up for this one. Must say I was let down. Juniper, not tasting it. Citrus, not tasting it. Medicinal and alcoholic. Boring. Looks pretty though.