BuckeyeBoy (6153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours out a straw color topped with a white head. Nose is very complex tea herbal notes spice tart funk and oak. Taste is more of the very complex herbs spice tea wood and tartness.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light Brett, herbs, Italian spices, light catty notes, nice and complex. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of citrusy resinous pulp, spruce needles, juniper, smooth acidity, complex and beautiful. Bottle at Big Matt’s Eclipse tasting.
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled April 19, 2013. Originally reviewed 8/19/2013.
Very pale hazy body with a huge white head. Lasts forever.
Wow. Aroma is spruce and pine. White wine. Blended seamlessly. Acidic.
Spruce is again incorporated very well in the taste. Pale malts. Sourness piggybacks the spruce. A bit of sweetness in the finish. White wine is more muted, but comes back in the aftertaste.
Medium heavy. Well carbonated.
Easily one of the most unique beers I’ve had in a long time. Really good and like nothing I’ve had before.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my friend Jeff. Thanks! Poured into snifters with the Florida boyz. Pours an orange-light brown with a modest head. Some lace. Aroma is spruce forward with some light citrus, cereal, and spice. The taste is also spruce forward with some lemon and orange zest, light spices, and finishes light funk and tartness. Sprite carbonation, light body. Really interesting flavors and good.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Sahti tick! Amber orange pour with a small khaki head. Light aroma, spruce obvious, light fruity tartness. Light tartness, spruce, wood. Interesting and tasty!
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from RBWG grand tasting. Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Nose is funk, earth, tea, and spices. Flavor is similar- funk, earth, tea, and spice. Light to medium in body and severely awesomely unique.
DesertDevil (685) - 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 (954) - - 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 (10553) - 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 (1483) - 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.