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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dans house. Holy shit, theres a ton of shit in suspension. Yellowish orange appearance with a small white head with TONS of floaties. Herbal tea, juniper, sprucey, herbal, somewhat citrusy, fairly spicy aroma. Banana, lemon citrusy, spicy yeast, juniper, herbal tea flavor. Cool idea to use a weizen yeast. Quite interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
Cloudy golden with a loudy golden with a tiny white head. Sweet aroma with fruity and malty notes. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity and malty notes. Finished sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10301) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Pours hazy deep gold with 1-finger, fluffy white head. Nose is hopcitric, chai tea spice, herbs. Tastes malty, slightly cloying, with hopcitrus and heavy Chai tea spice notes in the flavor. Also late floral, peppery, and honey notes upon repouring, which gets more turbid. The repour looks post-Centrum urine yellow, with a flavor a bit like Boddingtons mixed with chai tea might taste. Unique and interesting, this one is worth a try to show what originality can do within the confines of beer brewing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
2009-10-24. Lightly hazy golden yellow body with a small off white head. 3+ Aroma is spicey, touch of lemon? light juniper, touch of tea. 7+ Flavour is similar, fruity juniper with mild tea undertones throughout. Average palate is slightly under carbonated. Alcohol is not noticeable. Decent, but not sure I would want more of it. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9999) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the Falls Church ale house. Slightly murky orange pour with minimal head. Rye and juniper really pop on this one - very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle, shared at RBAG Summer Session 2012. Hazy amber-orange with a frothy off-white head that leaves solid lace. Aroma is incredibly spicy and tea-like, lots of cardamom especially. Sweet spicy palate, again cardamom dominates, but there are other elements that play across the palate: pepper, cinnamon, coriander seed, earthy tea tannins. Medium sweetness, low bitterness, full-bodied. True to DFH style, this wont be for everyone, but I like spicy tea so it works for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9891) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9821) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 28, 2012
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, thanks. Complex aroma and aftertaste. Hard to describe. Blond hazy beer. Herbal tea taste unsurprisingly. An odd but interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml bottle from Root Cellar. 2010 vintage. Finally got to my sahti lineup on NYE. Pours a just barely cloudy golden color with a finger of eggshell white head that settles into a large ring. The aroma has cardamom, coriander, lemongrass, tea (not chai, though), rye, rosemary, and a big dose of juniper berries. The falvor has the same slate of spices but even more fruitiness; golden raisins, apricot, and berries. Didnt get any chai on the nose or flavor. Light-medium bodied, with a spicy, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. To style? They admit its not. But its interesting and tasty nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9773) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Hotel room, Las Vegas.
Pours hazy light orange color with small head, lots of particles. Aroma of mustard, spices, faint sour fruits, honey hints and herbs. Flavor of herbs, spices, yeast, light ripe fruits, some mustard notes and mild juniper. Odd mustardy flavor, but has some sahti elements, definitely better compared to Sam Adams Norse.
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