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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: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


Bricks' rating

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bricks (763) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
A strange smell of grape from this one, but good -- not so for a beer, but good. Tastes like dry grapey porter with hops mixed in. Worth a try, but nothing more.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1660) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Almost black with beige head. Licorice, sweet grains, light coffee and milk chocolate, lots of dried plums, raisins, light herbs. In the finish some cardboard and salmiak. Medium sweet with dry light bitter finish. Medium bodied with slick feel. Decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3422) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown colored brew with an smoked ham-like smell when opened the bottle. Dry bitter taste and hints of roasted malts, caramel and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1760) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Couleur noire, forte mousse beige. Nez de caramel cuits, malt toasté et note de fruits noirs. Gout de caramel cuits et fruits noirs cremeux avec note de chocolat et sucre en fin de bouche. Corps assez cremeux. Fin longue caramel cuit. Vraiment pas mal, complexe et gouteuse...

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (488) - - AUG 8, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit cremiger beiger Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Caramel und Röstmalzen. Im Geschmack angenehm nach Röstmalzen und Getreide.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4734) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a brown beer with low off white head. Nose is on caramel and toasted caramel, with touch of plum. Aroma is on a creamy toasted caramel, biscuit and chocolate, quite sweet, blond caramel notes too, light spaces, plum notes at the finish, light vanilla notes. Good beer, smooth with good complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (950) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is sweet. Taste is nutty, sweet, toffee, malty, little bitterness. Enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (303) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Pours dark brown, non transparent. Aroma: plums, raisins, spicy. Taste: roasted, coffee, chocolate. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
indrekr (152) - ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, kvass, bread. Appearance: black, clear, tan foam, rocky head which disappears fast. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
5.12.2013. Tuoksussa makeaa mallasta, rusinaa. Maussa ei ainakaan juuri paahteisuutta, enemmän tuoksun makeahkoa mallasta ja rusinaa, salmiakkia/lakritsia, jälkimaussa pientä humalan puraisua ja alkoholin lämmitystä.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Intsr (89) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2015
Appearance: brown clear liquid with minimal head. Aroma: caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palete: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,


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