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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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4.3
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2010
This was an awesome experience, tastes more like tea than beer which was definitely different for me. The flavor is very sweet lots of fruit and spices!

4.2
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t taste as much tea considering it’s half the beer’s name. That said, the flavor is wonderful. Mildly hopped and with a touch of acid sourness, Sahtea is very much like a saison with a hint of juniper and woody, grassy spice notes, with a muted sweetness.

3.1
dorain (302) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche auf der Berliner Biermeile 2013 getrunken. Ui ui ui! Verrücktes Bier für verrückte Leurte, so heißt wohl der Wahlspruch von Sam Calagione’s Leute und hier trift das voll zu. Kardamon, Koriander, Wachholderbeeren, Schwarze Tee werden mit heißen Flußsteinen in den Gärbottichen geworfen und ergeben ein eher süßliches, fast schon ein Weihnachtsbier. Spannend und komplex! Bei sommerlichen Temperaturen von 35°C schon etwas zu komplex!

3.6
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Pours a translucent dijon musturd color. Has little head and lace. Aroma is of bubblegum, cloves, black tea, lemon and bannana yeast with rye bread malt. The taste has heavy sweetness, no bitterness and a light sourness. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation and bubblegum, black tea finish.

3.9
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light amber, almost yellow with a cloudy middle and smallish, white head. Aromas of juniper berries, green tea, coriander, and a nice citrus hint. Mouth feel is extremely smooth, with a full and slick finish. Flavors of bananas, coriander, and a hint of berries on the aftertaste. One terrific beer that I will be sure to be purchasing again!

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mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Really good stuff, but you can’t call it "subtle and balanced." Turns out, I like not subtle and unbalanced. You get a big dose of spiced tea, then hints of lemon, spicy rye, and finally banana esters. Very unbeerlike. The alcohol content, 9%, is definitely subtle. Happy I can’t taste the ramps.

3.9
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Excellent golden, frothy appearance with good carbonation and full body. Tastes much like hoegaarden but more refined with subtle notes of chai spices and a little acidic/tinny lemon sting at the end. Overall, a great beer with a lot of character, but much closer to a traditional beer than I expected. As with most DFH beers, the high abv is well concealed.

3.9
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
Great brew. Pours a dark burnt umber with a thin whitish head. Earthy, spicy and berries in the nose. The mouth is also a bity spicy balanced againt some fresh citrus and a bit of juniper. Decetn brew.

3.3
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Definitely can taste cinnamon and chai tea flavors. Taste almost like some winter warmers. One is enough for me though. It’s a unique and interesting brew, but too much spice to enjoy a lot of.

3.7
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours a cloudy light orange with a big but short lived white head.The aroma is of sweet tea with notes of fruit.The taste was of tea, fruit, with a tinge of alcohol and spices.The body was full with slight sweet aftertaste.Overall a complex and tasty brew.


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