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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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10-12% Mixed Fermentation Ale Brewed in Spruce

Serve at 55 degrees
SAHATI is our interpretation of traditional Finnish sahti. Starting with a 200-year old Engelmann spruce tree felled on brewery property, we created our own kurrna (an ancient Scandinavian lauter tun) to separate the wort from the grain during brewing. The bottom of the kuurna is layered with spruce branches; the needles act as a natural filter and impart resinous oils into the wort. The hollowed-out trunk of the tree also contributes spruce essence and structure from the raw wood. The beer is made of barley & rye malts along with a sparing addition of Goschie Farms Cascade hops and is brewed just a few times per year.
 SAHATI is in many ways the very definition of The Ale Apothecary, where complex flavors arrive from the very methods used for production…the result is the process impacts the flavor profile at least as much as the ingredients themselves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3560) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle, thanks Chase, Bend, orange pour, white head, nose is sap, taste is tree, lumber, sap, forest, wow

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (595) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2207) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4428) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5599) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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
Nice, tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1360) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Actually very pleasant and earthy. Pine, some peach, slightly sour and oak. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14674) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa, Grand Tasting. Bright cloudy yellow color. Nice aroma of herbal pine and spruce. Taste has white wine, very light tannins, pine. Finally, a sahti that I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2809) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG 2015! Finally getting this style tick! Pours a hazy gold with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma and taste of funky yeast with herbal notes, almost menthol. Alcohol is very well hidden, definitely interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
pours a hazy orange color with a shrinking white head. The aroma is heavy with fecal, farty funk, cheese, tart peaches and white wine. The flavor is tart stone fruits with nice subtle notes of spruce and barrel wood. More white wine in the finish.

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