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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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3.8
Rodriguez (364) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 1, 2015
It’s strong, spicy, floral, sweet, kind of malty, with hints of tea. It is a good fermented beverage, just not my style, too spicy and fenolic.

4
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Such an interesting beer. Don’t forget to drink it because you’ll be so preoccupied with smelling it. I love the spices in its aroma and taste. All shine through with grace and balance. I love the use of the weizen yeast which gives it even more uniqueness. Fantastic beer.

4.4
mcmisko (362) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours a golden orange. Tons of smell coming off! Warm chai, clove, cinnamon and citrus. Taste like candied orange with cinnamon, cardamon, clove, black tea, fresh giner and sweet malts. Thick mouth feel, like warm honey. This is a interesting beer gone perfectly right! what a wonderful marriage of spices!

3.7
kennydiaz (362) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. It is cross of a lemon tea taste with a german wheat beer. A little bit on the different side. Good but not dogfish heads best.

4.1
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2009
First off, I wanna say congrats again to my best beer buddiy, MereLikesBeer for choosing this wonderful brew as her 100th beer rating!! YAY!! And as for this, as different as it is, it truly is an epic brew. It smells exactly like starbucks chai tea, cinnamon, and cardamom, which, while reading I wasn’t so sure about, but now after sipping for a while, hss really grown on me. It’s spicy, and herbal, yet malty and has a slight hop profile. Quite honestly, it’s liquid gold. Cheers!

3.8
Scouser (357) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden yellow colour with a little white lacing. Aroma of hay, Belgium yeast, black pepper, and tea. It tastes just like it smells. This is a nice beer, very different, very complex. A nice Belgium

3.8
Lightrider (346) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at the beer store. Pour is a hazy gold with a fine lace. Taste is fruit with the malt back. Finish is a long after taste of fruit and malt. This is a great beer.

4.5
Hopswagger (344) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
P: A vivacious apricot body housing a multitude of floaters. A nice off white bubbly thin head that has decent retention. Wet bubbly lacing that sloshes the sides but doesn’t stick. S: Cinnamon, chai, vanilla, toasted rye bread, spicy booze and juniper berries. Aroma is a cross between pumpkin pie and a chai latte. T/M: Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, juniper berries and rye bread create a cornucopia of lavish flavors. Toasted grains, chai, musty wood, dank yeast and boozy fruit follow. The aggressive effervesce leaves a tingly peppered palate. Saison like. O: This reminds me of gulab jamun but with more natural earthy essence and a dialed down syrupy sweetness. Super complex brew that has layers upon layers building an ever evolving flavor profile.

2.3
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2010
I tried Dogfish Head Sahtea over NYE 2010 in Chicago with my brother. While Dogfish remains my favorite brewery, I did not enjoy this ale at all. The aroma is sweet and the taste full of Chai (as expected). On their own, I enjoy the flavors, but as a beer was overpowered and unimpressed. Nothing special about appearance. The parts were decent, but the overall experience was not good.

3.7
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2009
750 ml bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Pours a hazy peach/gold color with a white head. Aroma: Tea and sweet malt. Flavor: Just liek the aroma, with a hint of lemon.


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