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RATINGS: 702   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
750ml bottle. Hazy amber body topped by small but persistent off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cardamom, juniper berry, chai, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, cardamom, tea, some spice, caramel, melon, cane sugar, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours light orange, with a thin white head. The nose orange, tea, peppery juniper, very aromatic, herbal and something akin to urinal cake. The taste is orange, mango, tangerine, herbal, floral, jasmine, tangy, tea and ginger, with a dry, slightly citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very interesting indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
A hazy golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant and sweet, with juniper berries, ginger and pineapples. In mouth, a nice sweet candy sugar with fragrant spices, coriander, pineapples, nice warming alcohol, a bit lighter than expected. Bottle tasted Nov. 27, with GRM and friends, bought at Kappys Malden, Oct. 2009.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13146) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2009
750 mL bottle shared by Allstar and Immys Backyard Throwdown. Thanks! Pours a light hazy orange color with a small head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, tea, juniper. Taste is bread, cinnamon, tea, caramel and other spice notes. Medium-full bodied.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12885) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
( 750ml bottle ) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of juniper, tea, bay leaves, cardamom, and lemon. Flavor of tea, caramel malt, juniper, cardamom, and some clove.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (12532) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle sample at Vovas Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Yoav. Golden with floaties. Huge cardamom and clove aroma, with other spices and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, cardmamom, clove, some fruitiness, a tart hint. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
750ml bottlepours a thin white ring for a head and hazy gold color. Aroma is herbal/spice, sweet light malt, yeast, butterscotch which turns towards caramel as it warms. Taste is herbal/spice hops, sugar/sweet light malt, yeast, butterscotch which turns towards caramel as it warms. Saison like. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): This brew pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Interesting aroma of chai tea, citrus and bananas. Medium body with flavors of vanilla chai, peaches, spices and honey. The finish is mildly spiced with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (12009) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours clear copper with a small off white head. Strong aroma of juniper, chai tea, coriander and unknown herbs. Flavour is fairly sweet with barely any bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very strange and not to my taste.


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