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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 349   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertjm (830) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Nice reddish color, with a decent sized tan head. Very malty caramel smell. Bread and caramel in the taste as well. I enjoyed it.

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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 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
Maria (10194) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
This one is the Christmas version, but it’s supposedly the same as the "normal" porter. It’s black/brown with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of coffee, a bit of chocolate, licorice, berries and alcohol and it has an OK bitterness. I think the alcohol is too dominant in the flavour.

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   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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9411) - 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 (4543) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Can tell by its cleanness its not a traditional porter but still a decent maltiness.


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