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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Pours a hazy dark gold/orange color with medium froathy whitish head. Aroma is sweetened fruits and a good amount of yeasty/spicey/doughiness. Flavor very tart and citric, with a bit of tea flavor and some dry booziness in the finish. Not a fan.

3.9
pineypower (3335) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Tap at Falls Church. Pours out a hazy yellowish color with a small off white head. Intriguing floral aroma, juniper is evident along with some spies. Taste is complex, juniper, floral notes, spices, citrus zest, some subtle notes of tea and a dry, actually slightly funky finish. The 2 hours I was there I saw about 4 people send it back and a few others taste and make a face similar to the face I make when I accidentally ingest weasel piss...I mean Coors. Once again Dogfish colors outside the lines and I think they hit the mark with this one. I like it.

3.6
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
This poured a redish oranage color with an eggshell head. Aroma was very sweet, some spices and juniper. Flavor was nice and spicey, sweet, yet balance. Not much tea flavor, but overall a decent beer.

3.9
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Capped 750ml from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor, shared with my girlfriend Cyn. Pours rich orange with a tan head. Nose is pretty damn fruity with a lot of different interesting notes. Taste is sweet, very drinkable very balanced and overall damn good. Juniper ale beers usually are not my thing but this is great!

3.3
rocbyter (2127) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Strong nutmeg aroma. Cloudy orange head with a airy white head. Sweet nutmeg head with a sweet and light bitter finish.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13438) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, bread, straw), light hop (grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of chai, juniper, honey, plum, and pineapple. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

4.1
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle pours a hazy orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of juniper, what seems like Ginger, tea, caramelized malt, candy sweet notes and other spice notes. Flavor of juniper, black tea, honey, caramelized pilsner malt, lots of unique spices, alocohol well hidden and smooth considering the strong spicy notes.

3.8
shigadeyo (3740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009

Bottled in 2009

7/23/2009: Dogfish Head Sah’tea smells like a chai latte. It is hazy gold in color and has no crown. The flavor has mild banana, a yeasty/doughy middle, a good level of sweetness, light chair, hints of spruce/juniper and other herbal notes. It has a medium to medium-full body and feels a bit syrupy, but it is still has a smooth, soft texture. Overall this is a good interpretation of a traditional Finnish sahti with plenty of Dogfish Head flare!

750 ml bottle (9% alc. by vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #57 for this sahti.

3.2
robforbes (2245) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2009
pours a hazy yellow-orange with a small white head, and a little lacing. smell is of sweet fruit, spice, tea, and juniper berries. taste is a little watery, juniper berries, tea, and a few hops, ends a little on the sweet side.

3.9
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours pale yellow with a light head. Sweet aroma with some citrus and honey. Pretty thick body with a nice amount of sweetness and spice. Nice beer and not over the top. Missed some flavors in this one but want to try again.


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