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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The most delightful way to enjoy Saku Porter would be in front of a fireplace or in candle light during those long and dark winter nights. This beer keeps you warm all through the coldest time of the year. Saku Porter is the ideal accompaniment to roasted meats and game. The fact that porter is also perfectly suited to light various desserts, especially those containing chocolate, may not be that commonly known. The ideal serving temperature for Saku Porter is rather high, 12–14 °C, a typical quality for dark beers. Saku Porter, a unique dark beer with strong taste, is brewed of water, caramel, light and coffee malts, hop and yeast, however, only once a year – for Christmas. Similarly to classical porters, Saku Porter is a strong (alc. 7.5 % of volume) full-bodied beer. A special jewel to Saku Porter is its high, rich, brownish foam.

Note: Originally brewed in Saku at 7.5%, moved to Aldaris and reduced to 7% in winter 2009/2010.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (721) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
0.5 bottle. Enormous, brownish head topping a pitch-black liquid and leaving some thin lacing. Strong malty aroma; caramel, berries, metal and hints of molasses. Bittersweet taste, mostly malty with a lot of berries, light chocolate, hints of liquorice and a tad of alcohol. Full body, slick/thick texture and soft carbonation. Finish is relatively short, medium-long at most, follows the taste but there is more molasses in it. Overall the beer is really good and surprisingly drinkable for a porter, could have a bit stronger character especially in regards to the finish which seems rather watery for a porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pitch Black, Huge Brown Head, Leaves Decent Lacing. Sweet Malt, Toasted, Slight Molasses. Chocolate, Plums. Might Be a tad thinner than I would like. Nonetheless pretty Good. Enjoyed it. Worth a Try....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of rich berry fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet plum, Christmas cake with a dry, sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2979) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2013
6.9% bottle from the supermarket in Tallinn for about a euro. A nice dark brown-black pour with a tan head. A slightly grainy sweet caramel aroma. The taste is alright, decent body, a bit bitter, mild chocolate with some roastiness. I preferred A. Le Co, Koff, etc... 

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a thick beige head. Light malty aroma. Full malty flavour, a lot of caramel and a bit of coffee. Malty finish. Tastes strong.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Another dark, dark red Baltic Porter. Foamy tan head that lasts a while. Aroma is strong toasted grain/bread with some cola notes, some molasses. Taste is sweet, with a late toasty hint of bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, slightly dry finish. Pretty good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & dark chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, and coffee; Tasty overall - but a tad thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1689) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa!
Clear, very dark brown, small tan head. Aroma and taste of dark fruit, roasted malts and chocolate. Medium to full body, low, soft carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2013
Poured from a pint-sized bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a full, wet/watery black body with a big foamy-creamy dark tan head that had good retention, and great lacing and cling. Its aroma had a floral and dark fruit bend, with some notes of chocolate, licorice, and raisin, and light touches of molasses and candy, and some earthy hops. It had a deep fruity sweetness with some lighter chocolate and caramel, and a sour grainy and earthy component, with touches of licorice and molasses. Its body was wet and watery with a lighter and thinner mouthfeel, and lower carbonation and fizz.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (635) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Cola black beer with a big mocha head. Aroma of ripe sweet dark fruits. Flavors of dark ripe fruits and red berries. Lovely sweetness typical to a baltic porter. Liquorice and mämmi. Medium body. I love sweet baltic porters and this is a good one.


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