DesertDevil (634) - Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750-ml bottle. Nice funky aroma of oak, sweet effervescent cola, white grapes, and a touch of herby mint. Light yellow pour. A slightly tart light lemon flavor is prominent first before giving way to complex notes of juniper, mint, an odd menthol heat and a very faint spicy bite of rye and black pepper. Heavily carbonated. It’s probably the best example of the sahti style I’ve tried.
PartyFowle (592) - - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Contents under pressure! The cork popped off with a thunderous boom.
Highly carbonated. Bright sunflower-yellow, hazy, beneath three good inches of snow-white foam like whipped egged whites. Amazing aroma. It peppers the nose with lemon peel, pear syrup, grapefruit, spruce, mint. A bit of wild funk in the back. Complex flavor: peppermint, spruce, lemon drops, alcohol, pine. Potpourri-like, as in a perfume. Spices swirl in the front while a Belgian sweetness -- pear or peach -- rises in the back. Sweet menthol finish with an interesting bit of sweet corn and a smack of lime. Whipped medium body. I get some menthol burn on the tongue with the smooth, silky bubbles. Alcohol burns the nose and throat -- you notice every bit of the 10 percent ABV. Complex, interesting and unique. Near perfect execution in terms of look, feel and flavor balance.
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is funk, oak, fruit. Medium mouth, funky, fruit, oak, lingering dry finish, really enjoyed this.
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at 3rd Annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival. Deep golden. Amazing juniper and fruity spiced syrup. Hadn’t had the style before and really enjoy it.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Chase, Bend, orange pour, white head, nose is sap, taste is tree, lumber, sap, forest, wow
krumbum (667) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells like a ginger ale in a pine forest. Slightly hazy with a head with half coverage. Light fuzzy body like cotton on your tongue. From spice front blends into an amazing spruce fresh pine taste.
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden orange... Aroma of spruce tips, pine, winter... Flavor is moderately tart, light notes of earth, pine, slightly medicinal... Gingery... Interesting beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkwood04 (4671) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of pine/spruce, some light tartness, pale and caramel malts, some light notes of spices, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to SS 2014, shared at RBWG grand tasting
Cloudy yellow with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of spruce and tart fruit. Flavors of spruce tips, spices and woody
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Actually very pleasant and earthy. Pine, some peach, slightly sour and oak. Interesting.