RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A modern update on a 9th century Finnish proto-beer. Brewed with rye, we caramelize the wort with white hot river rocks, then ferment it with a German Weizen yeast. In addition to juniper berries foraged directly from the Finnish country-side we added a sort of tea made with coriander, cardamom, lemon grass, Indian Black Tea, and ramps leaves. The spicing is subtle and balanced and Sahtea is a highly-quaffable, truly-unique brew with a full-mouth feel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4166) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is spicy cinnamon and cloves with iced tea. Hazy pale yellow with a miniscule white head. Flavor is very spicy cinnamon and cloves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Hats off to Dogfish. This one works. If you don't drink tea, you need not to apply. This one is tea-tea-tea all the way through. And it's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Thanks to Hopswagger for this one! 750ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip Bottled in 2010 A - Burnt orange color with a tight knit head. The head sinks into a collar while finally vanishing. S - Lactic sourness and lavender salts are the first thing that jumps out. Smells like this will be quite tart. Dried plantains, strawberries, peach, apricots, spicy, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, lavender, rye bread, heavy dose of cardamon. Salty savory and sweet biscuit/bread malts. T - Peach, apricot, and plantain puree, a soft lactic tartness is there but not as pronounced as the nose described. Lemons, pepper, cardamon, nutmeg, honey, ginger, salty, you can really taste the chai in there. Very yeasty with sweet and indulgent and earthy pale malts. A steady herbal note right through the middle, woody, Im guessing the juniper? Finishes with a fruity tartness and notes of salt, spice, and mint left on the aftertaste. M - Hefty body makes for a thick feel, semi-dry finish. The aroma is bigtime! Acidic fruit, spices, sweet and savory, very aromatic. The flavor follows but doesnt quite live up to the aroma.Very good mix of sweet and salty flavors. Big malt presence with lively yeast esters. Various spices that show up at different times. This would obviously pair excellent with Indian food or other curry dishes. Serving type: bottle 06-29-2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (4749) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2014
I had this in a mug due to Sahti recommendations. The appearance was a nice light yet hazy golden yellow/amber colored looking body with a one finger white foamy head that dies into the body within about thirty seconds. No lacing whatsoever. The aroma has one of the best parts of this beer and I absolutely love this (unsure how close this is truly to its style), but I get some juniper berries coming through in a earthy sort of way and I do get the cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper all coming through in a super nice way. The taste is spicy sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, I have to admit I do get the German yeastiness in the taste though I didnt notice it in the smell - still good; sticky sweet yet somewhat spicy aftertaste; dry sweet yet spicy finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, ABV really isnt noticed, sessionable - hmmm...maybe slightly, carbonation is really smooth - I like it, but my lack of having "sahtis" doesnt say enough for me to tell you how good this is for its style, sorry, Ill try to find more as I can. Overall, what an awesome brew I got in a trade, holy moley, well done Dogfish Head and will definitely look for this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (1405) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Limited notes from time of drinking. Remember liking this one a good bit though. One of the first dogfish traditional ales i tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle split between three people... never heard of this beer or style before, so I was excited to try it out. Poured into a Dixie cup at a party. Appearance: Red cup, so I couldnt see it too well, but a murky sort of brown color with a lot of yeasty tea-leaf sediment. Kind of ugly by most peoples standards, I reckon. Smell: Tea. A tang/sourness. Cinnamon? Some sort of spiciness. Berries. Taste/feel: Tea with a tangy Belgian characteristic. Berries. Somebody mentioned cinnamon, and I got that as well. Not bitter in the slightest. Sort of refreshing, but at the same time, theres a slight warmth of alcohol. Interesting, tasty beer. I believe it was $12 for the bottle, which isnt too bad at all for such a unique tasting brew. Its not for everybody -- it has a good bit of "funk" to it in the taste and aroma, but I enjoyed it quite a lot. Worth a pick up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1633) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
clear thin dark yellow body. white frothy head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: pumpkin coconut candy, dried banana, clove, juniper. if and ff: heavy sweet. palate: medium full body, lively carbonation, oily texture, metallic finish. 40s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. They would probably get an diploma if they could fill this glass any fuller, and the beer itself is a deep blurry dark honey colored thing with no head what so ever. It has lots if aroma this! Ginger is the main thing that hits the nose, lavender is the second thing that comes to mind. Smells really herbal with cold unsweetened tea and infused fresh basil. Really interesting aroma on this, and the flavor is just as interesting. Lots of herbal ginger, heather honey, spices, cloves, banana and tea. Its like a heffe on steroids! Good oily mouthfeel and a average small prickling carbonation level. At first I thought this would be to much, call it overkill but it actually turned out to be a really good beer this. Extreme and really different. 16.06.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - DEC 10, 2013
A bit all over the place flavor. An interesting fruity semi sweet beer. Yet another good interesting beer. And they used tea which is awesome by itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
Dark yellow with some suspended matter and a small pale head. Aroma is juniper berries, chai spices. Slightly slick mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Flavour is chai spices, candi sugar, hint of juniper.

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