Mjollnir (377) - Canberra, - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pours clear gold with a small persistent off-white head. Pungent woodland and floral aroma with some fruity sweetness and honey, mild hops. Flavours of fruit, honey and malt, a little yeast and alcoholic heat, mild sweetness, low bitterness. Full bodied, average to soft carbonation and quite creamy and smooth with a fairly short, slightly bitter finish.
AndySnow (1778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Man in the Moon, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Sweet, honey, juniper.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, spices, juniper, fruit, hops.
Comment: I don’t have much (any) experience with sahti so can’t say how close to the real deal this beer is. It is quite drinkable, not a very good beer, but definitely something that goes down without to much struggle.
RexTalionis (1989) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Amber in color with a small head. Quite sweet aroma, some grainy notes, some sugary honey kind of as well. Pretty similar in taste. This was a bit weird sweety one.
jookos (1309) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Bottle@sbwf’13. This was awful. Has no resemblense to sahti, which is ok, but only if it wasn’t on the brink of being unpalatable. Malts and honey in taste, with a weird twist of juniper and random foresty twigs’n’shit thrown in. It’s sweet, overpowering with a gaggability. And with nothing to balance it out, it’s annoyingly cloying. Made using (I persume) an ale yeast, it’s pretty far off anything anyone could call sahti. But I like the idea of using junipers in brews. Just don’t pack ’em full of unfermented sugars that make it discusting.
Hermod (2580) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from bottle @ sbwf13. Clear amber thin head. Mostly honey in this beer. Flavorwise honey soaked in water, not much else here. What?
Cunningham (3671) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
br>Appearance: Cloudy dark color and almost no head.
Aroma: Fruity and sour with some honey notes.
Palate: Medium + body, a bit sour and a fine sweetness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Round sweet fruity, acidic and sour.
Overall impression: Really complex stuff. Lovely balanced sweet honey and fruity on a solid malty back.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Yngwie. Batch 382.
Cuso (3374) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cunningham and yngwie.
orange golden color with small white head. Aroma of juniper, wheat, yeast, honey. Taste,rye, honey, juniper, wheat, caramel, wood, peat. Peaty bitterness in finish. Alcohol is well hidden. We had also Pihamaan Sahti with 9 % ABV during our tasting session and I could see some similarities between the two. Very tasty beer.
Karol (341) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. One word: fantastic! Honey aroma and taste! Absolutely great! If you love honey then this is it!
MisoW (523) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Probably the last bottle in the world :). Aroma is extra sweet, lot of honey, juniperus, lot of alcohol, hints of wheat. Extra honey taste, great! Taste in sweet, juniperus, low bitterness. Very nice beer!
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, herbs, malt, some oxidized malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet honey and oxidized malt with some floral and herbal noMe
Nocturne (554) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. My first experience with this style. Pours a very hazy orange with a pillowy white head. An extraordinary aroma of damp moss is the first to emerge, followed by honey, rye grain and berries. It’s all of nature in a bottle. Tastes of bitter oranges, honey and light rye spiciness as it finishes. Very interesting beer, and for a bottle nearly five years old it’s holding up well.