sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 (Draught@Urkki ’09) Opaque light brown with no head. Aroma of asparagus, slight sweetness, and faint banana. Slightly sweet, slightly vegetably, yet quite balanced with some spices and hints of alcohol. Very different from last year - like a light version of it - but not bad.
(Draught@Urkki ’08, was 7-3-8-5-16=3.9) Murky darkish brown with no head. Strongly ryeish aroma with mild vinous sweetness. Flavor of thick rye malts, dried fruit, lots of blackcurrant(!), some licorice, well-hidden alcohol. Very thick mouthfeel without the typical sahti roughness, and no carbonation. This Sahti will not leave you in the cold. The gravity must be enormous. Never had so much black currant in a beer.