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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(5ooml bottle) Pours a thin, white head with a copper body. Slight whiskey nose with marshmellow and bubblegum on the palate. Very interesting porter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Ruby in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit,sweet toffee and caramel.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
This is a ok Baltic Porter. Roasty, malt, and toffee flavors. Finishes clean, smooth, and creamy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
Bottle at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Deep amber in colour. Aroma of christmas cake, caramel and raisins. Flavour was of caramel, some light malt, plums, light hops. Light body, mild carbonation. Finishes a little on the light side but still an interesting beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Light brown in color with a thin tan head, this has a caramel aroma with traces of chocolate. Medium-bodied, it’s a straightforward, near dunkel kind of a drink, despite its being a Baltic porter with a stronger abv. Uncomplicated, with a burnt caramel flavor and a mildly sweet finish, it is, nonetheless, a fine drink.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
Well I’m not sure this was a porter, but it was alright. Some caramel malt sweetness from an amber coloured, thin mouth-feel, easy-drinking beer. There was some fruitiness (raisins, plums) and some mild sweetness in the finish. Not robust enough to score high as a baltic porter but a nice ber.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2010
Okay, color is great black with dark brown head, but the beer bubbles way too much so after the head disappeares (which happes pretty quickly) the beer looks like coca-cola in the class; aroma of chocolate, liquorice and syrup: overly sweet and besides that something strange, soapy thing - or if it´s the cheap vodka-like alcohol, I don´t know - in the side is trying to ruin the nose the best it can; medium body, not perfectly smooth, a bit overcarbonated; sweet flavor of roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice with mild bitterness in finish; slightly wet.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
500mL. Pours a deep ruby with a large tan head that is fizzy, cola-like and has pretty good retention and no lace. Aroma is grainy, corn, sweet malt, almost lagerish. As it warms you can get some smoke, dried meats, and even oxidized apple slices. Taste is boozy, watery, malty, dirty, metallic. Meh.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4798) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 18, 2010
0.5l bottle from a Rimi supermarket, 7% brewed in Tallinn. Very dark red, almost black body, tan thick head that went away relatively slow. Light nose, raisins, some coffee, chalk and dark malt. Sweet and salty taste, coffee, some smoked ham notes. A bit unbalanced really.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2010
500ml bottle, thanks to Finn for this gift at Yuletide. Fast declining, beige head. Deep dark body with a shiny ruby tint. Moderate smell of liquorice and dark malts. Earthy malts, notes of dark spices and added by sweet liquorice. Soft and dry in the mouth. Nice Baltic Porter, however, a bit too sweet for a higher score (at home, Tromsø 29.12.2010).


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