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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle 0.5 l. Pretty much black with a thick brown head. Roasted creamy nose. Flavor is roasted, not remarkably bitter, malts and creamy coffee with some chocolate. Quite pleasant and easy overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (916) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin mustana, reunoilta valoa läpäisevänä, vaahdon ollessa noin kolmen sormen paksuinen, joka katoaa suht nopeasti. Hajussa on makeaa paahteisuutta ja limppuisuuttakin, muita aromeja ei tunnu ja haju onkin enemmän tumma lager kuin porter. Maku on paahteinen, leipäinen ja puumaisen katkeroinen. Suklaata ja siirappisuuttakin löytyy, kaikkia makuja melko tasaisesti. Suutuntuma on melko humaloitu ja keskitäyteläinen, yllättävän kuivakin baltic porteriksi. Melko pliisu olut, hajusta voisi kuvitella tummaksi lageriksi. Maku oli kuitenkin hajua monipuolisempi, joka pelasti.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (895) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle 0,50L. Dark brown mahagony colour with small, light brown creamy head that sits down quickly, but doesn’t dissapear. Light malty aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Light sweet, cacao taste with moderate bitter aftertaste with mild mouthfeel. Medium to full body, oily texture and light carbonation. Nicely balanced and lighter than Saku Puhade Porter. Very mild and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rafael52 (879) - Łódź, POLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny>br. Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, sycząca, dość szybko opada.
Zapach: sporo ciemnych owoców, rodzynek, daktyli, śtrochę śliwek, lekkie akcenty czekoladowe.
Smak: średnia pełnia, spora słodycz, dość smukłe, trochę nut ciemnych owoców jak w aromacie, lekkie meladoidyny, nuty opiekane raz chmielowe, niska goryczka.<br. Wysycenie: w kierunku wysokiego.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unde (855) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Reddish brown beer with smallish head. Roasted and smoky malts, little bit of grassy hop aromas. Mildly smoky, roasted malts and grassy hops in the end. Pretty thin for a porter, high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2005
Draught.Very dark with no head due to low carbonation. Aroma of actual liquorice which I’ve only ever smelled in one other beer. Flavour is nicely roasted, but not burnt malt and just slightly of a char grilled steak. Very thick and syrupy. Pretty darn good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertjm (847) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 18, 2001
This is an interesting beer. Body is too light for style. The color is a gorgeous red. Hold a light up to it, and you’ll see what I mean (about the body too). Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a head. Pretty hoppy for an Eastern European brew, but I think that’s what makes it memorable, as opposed to other Eastern European beers that you forget about 10 minutes after you drink them. I’ve bought it before, and I’ll buy it again when I’m in the mood.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobroman (835) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Tasted on 08.07.16. Very pleasant aroma of burned malts with reisins, dried fruits, chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Durable beige head with some lacing. Clear dark brown colour. Sweet bitter-sweet taste of malts, chocolate, fruits and not too annoying alcohol in finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (811) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Spritzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht herb. Schwacher Körper.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Black brownish color with fast vanishing brownish frothy head. Notes of roasted malts, syrup, caramel, chocolate. Slightly wattery. Pretty easy to drink. Could do with some more depth and body tho.


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