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Saku Őlletehas (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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11394) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, oh6gdx]
[vintage 2007]
Pours almost black with just some red edges. A big, frothy, off-white head - fine duration. Very pleasant sweet maltiness, some chocolate and roasted malts. Medium carbonation, super mouthfeel - good dryness. Flavour starts with just a tad of metal, but afterwards there are super fine roasted malts, dry hops, chocolate. Super fantastic long dry aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11329) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong nice licorice notes. Average finish. Creamy palate. Nice baltic porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10949) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle from Tbone_. Almost opague. Coffee, licorice and cinnamon in the aroma. Thinnish, but a nice roast flavor with cacao and coffee. Hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Fine Baltic porter.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Estonian Porter
Date: 12/15/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Harry’s

dark ruby red, thin head, sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of hops, rich malt flavor with carmel sweetness and a bit of chocolate, lingering hop bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Score: 4
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, faint coffee, and cookie malt with chocolate, woody hops and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10611) - Sřborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2005
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head. LIght roasty and light burnt maltnotes in the nose. Some cocoa and liqourice as well. Roast, cocoa, burnt flavours. Alcohol and sweetness in the end. Very warming on the lips. Not the most excelling sample of the style, but still a quite good beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Black with a medium to large beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, rye bread and coffee notes. Very sweet flavour with chocolate and coffee notes. Finished sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 500ml Bottle.
Baltic version of "porter" - more like a stout. Good at all temperatures, refreshing cool even though it’s sweet and strong. Ignore the label - this isn’t "smooth". This is a dragster ride with thick black tyres and smoking tarmac! The first drop will cover your tongue with a spicy sweet stoutness. Punchy burnt maltiness in abundance.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10285) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
creamy, roasty with a hint of plastic aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Pitch black colour. Little light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and and bitter chocolate. Flavour is roasty, bit sweet with dark fruits, liquorice and good chocolate and then comes the strong alcoholic aftertaste.


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