Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

hens' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, - DEC 29, 2012
0.5L bottle. Soiled clothes first and then little coffe grounds aroma. Cool used motor oil color with brown hat. Very cool look. Taste is also fat oili. Correct porter feeling and taste. Remind little summer clove and herbs. Little vanilla and little coffee caramel. Everything is on balance. Finish is bit alcohol, but not disturb very much. Best baltic porter so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heman (632) - Tychy, POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Barwa ciemno-brunatna, piana mało intensywna. Aromat to przypalony karmel, mocno przypieczona skórka od chleba, czekolada w tle. W smaku lekko słodkie, czekolada, trochę karmelu i anyżkowe cukierki w tle. Goryczka niska, ziołowa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Syvän tummanruskea olut pitkään säilyvällä beigellä vaahdolla. Tuoksu Paahteisen maltainen, aavistuksen kahvinen ja suklainen ja varsin mielenkiintoinen kokonaisuus. Maku maltaisen makea, paahteinen ja salmiakkisen suolainen. Loppupuoleltaan suklainen sekä aavistuksen kahvinen. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Hieno kokonaisuus!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (832) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Spritzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht herb. Schwacher Körper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MikeBeermaster (393) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 7, 2016
W aromacie słodkawe nuty kojarzące się z jakimś likierem, ponadto ciemne pieczywo i śliwka. Piwo barwy czarnej z rubinowym refleksem. Piana średnia, nie znika do zera. W smaku likierowate z akcentami mlecznej czekolady, pralin i kawy. Goryczka jednak kojarząca się z czekoladą deserową. Brakuje ciała, ale mimo wszystko piwo jak najbardziej okej.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1335) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Piana obfita, beżowa. Średnio pęcherzykowa, pojawiają się większe bąble. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie wytrawne, nuty śliwkowe. W smaku lekko słodkawe, znów nuta śliwkowa. Dość pełne w odczuciu, za słodkie. Jak na portera bałtyckiego za mało ciała, smaku i aromatu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rafael52 (928) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobroman (847) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glacier (201) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Kolor czarny, Piana intensywna, ładny lacing. Zapach słaby, czekoladowy, słodowy. Spore wysycenie. Zapach słaby, gorzka czekolada, trochę kawa. Czuć paloność. Przeciętny porter, mało wyrazisty, choć pijalny. Za mało treściwy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (466) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Slightly translucent, black body with some tan lacing. Aroma has malts, rye bread and mämmi. Taste is a bit sweet, some malts but not getting any roastiness. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, light carbonation. Decent porter although I prefer mine a bit more stronger and maltier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KarlPopper (70) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Although the beer was cold at first it still gave a very good aroma of burnt malts: sweet coffee or strong malt coffee, cocoa, slight hint of prune in chocolate. The aroma maybe could be stronger but as for the beer with a lower blg than many other baltic porter’s (judging from quiet low abv - 6.9) it is great. The head is great looking, beige and lasting, wonderfully sticks to the glass. The beer is very drinkable, sweetness gives an impression of slightly thicker body that it is in fact and the bitterness from burnt malts and some hops balances this sweetness. The aftertaste of the cocoa, sweet coffee or intensive malt coffee intensifies the impression of a hick body. It is a great feeling to drink such a porter and it is extremely drinkable.

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