Brewed by Pihtla õlleköök
Style: Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu
Pihtla, Saaremaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Õllemeister Arvet Välin valmistama vaalea koduõlu ohra- ja karamellimaltaasta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2009
Handbottled from SOPP.
Murky medium grey orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy yeasty, barnyard, banana, overripped banana, spiced - juniper, caramel, sahti-like fruity esters. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20090803]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23262) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Handbottled from SOPP. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is banana, quite spicy as well as some yeast and berries. Flavour is very much the same. Quite wellbalanced and also had kept very fresh during the trip to London.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21776) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
Draught at SOPP, Helsinki. My first ever koduõlu! Muddy straw colour, some head. Sahti-like aroma of sourdough, banana and bubblegum. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Rye bread,m spicy hops and bubblegum. Low bitterness. Relaxed, mildly rusti and nicely drinkable. Really good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Growler @ chriso. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty yeasty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty spicy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
At Chriso Pre Gbbf 2011. Thanks to fatphil. Cloudy light gold. Thick white head. Its not great. Some cereal. Bit of herb. Not great a little creamy and touch of toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (14619) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2005
Oak cask, handbottled
This is original farmhouse ale from Saaremaa island, Estonia - their version of Finnish sahti - "taluõlu" (=house beer) or "koduõlu" (=home beer). This is made from barley malts, juniper, baking yeast and Hallertau-hops. Very interesting brew for my 2000th rating.
Pale hazy yellow-orange color, not much head. Strong dry nose of junipers. Medium-bodied. Flat but crisp, citric notes. Juniper and oaky flavors dominate, typical sahti-like fruity esters, especially in the finish. Very (dangerously) drinkable, alcohol gives nice kick but is not dominating. Overall fantastic sahti - as good as its Finnish brothers - I would like to join Õlletoober (Saaremaa sahti festival) next summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11902) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Muddy orange with a small white head. Yeasty aroma with spices and fruit. Dry and yeasty flavour with a grassy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11547) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Rating it at its peak only.
Draught (SOPP2009)
Day 1 - Pale, cloudy, tiny head. Leafy juniper aroma. Full smooth body. Hugely herby and vegetal taste - herby grassy retronasals. Long grassy bitter finish. Dry compared to a sahti, and with more details. Good light grains.
Day 2 - Much sweeter and closer to Finnish sahti.
Day 3 - Back to being dry and even more vegetal.
Rerate: Tap (Porgu, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:15=3.7)
Looks like a full-bodied cloudy wheat beer, small tight persistent head. Best sample ever, So wheaty, but tons of herbal juniper. Full and smooth. Delicious, so fresh, so goddamn fresh. This is what the brewer drinks. Gorgeous. I have had about 100 pints of this which I didn’t rerate, but I finally realised I should tell the world how dam good this beer is when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Tap at Porku. Very cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. The nose is great. Lots of melon, pear and a little bit of banana. Very fruity and estery. Lots of bright wheat character and a little bit of spice. Sort of an intriguing herbal spiciness along with some light smoke. Fresh and juicy and very, very, interesting. Reminds me of the Lithuanian Vilniaus kvietinis baltas that I had yesterday. Really interesting stuff. Second rate - two days later same location. Hazy yellow-gold pour with a touch of sweet banana. More tart thanit was the first time around. A little bit of sour banana and a little bit of odd sweaty dank flavour. It’s more tart and less herbal/spicy than the first time around, but it’s equally interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8897) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Draught at SOPP, Helsinki, Finland. Light brown/yellow colour with small off-white head. Sweetish, very sahti-like aroma with juniper. Flavour is sweet, yeasty, fruity/berry with some hints of alcohol. Very sahti-like and delicious brew altogether.

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