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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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3.2
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
750ml bottle–pours 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.

3.8
Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Bomber from Premier. Great spicey and fresh aroma. Looks- Unfiltered look, has a half inch of soapy head and is lacey.Carbonation bubbles. Smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable. Juniper worked, also positive that not noticeably gingery. Carmel, pecans, cola, carob.

4.2
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"9% abv (not 6) so there is a kick. hazy tan-orange color. aroma is wonderful*. it’s been chilly here for the last few days and this would fit perfect as a late fall or winter seasonal. one taster said it smells like Christmas. The * is that wonderful in this sense is a well blended chai tea. if you’re a sucker for chai tea like me, you’ll love this beer. if not, there’s really no reason to drink a chai tea beer! body is full and feel is pretty smooth. flavor is great...black tea, spices, juniper, malt, yeast. very very good with a lasting impression. i wish this were more easily available."

3.4
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy browned orange with a small white head. Cinnamon, vanilla, tea, spices, cardboard, grain. Medium bodied, bordering on thick. Sweet, honey and maple. Warming booze and spices on the finish.

3.6
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear full of floaties. Dense off white head. Aroma of sweetness, spice, bread, yeast, honey and berries. Flavour of sweetness, spice, fruits, bread and honey. Medium bodied. Sweet and honeyish end.

3.4
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2010
750 ml bottle. From Boston, MA, USA. Courtesy of Brandman.
Hazy light brown colour with tiny white head and lots of sediment floating in the glass. Cardamon, cinnamon, juniper, yeast and malt in aroma. Spices, malt, bread, some sweetness, mild hoppiness. Very nice carbonation and stil rich palate.

3.6
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
Draught @ Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ
Pours hazy orange with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, apricot and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

4.1
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Nutmeg, honey, chai, and light juniper aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet honey, banana, nutmeg and chai tea flavor. Very tasty.

3.6
hopscotch (11104) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle… Hazy, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is an earthy, spicy, fruity marriage of ginger root, juniper berries, black pepper, lemongrass, cardamom and fuzzy fruits. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Spicy, fruity essences abound in the sugary flavor. Not as herbal as the aroma. Pleasantly sweet finish.

3.9
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Amber pour. Light head. Nice lacing. Aroma is spicy and full of herbal tea. I certainly get some cinammon, brown sugar, and caramel in the aroma. Flavor is full of the tea, cinammon, caramel, plums, light hops...very fun beer to drink. I like it.


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