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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9836) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9827) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy lighter amber/dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is an interesting herbal spicy blend that shows the influence of the Indian black tea. Hints of yeast and doughy malts. The flavor has the yeast, banana and doughy malt of a hefe blended with some juniper, spices, herbal notes and hints of citrus. Medium-full bodied with a smooth feel. We had this along side a traditional Sahti and found this to be an interesting spin on the style. Well worth the try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9826) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours cloudy yellow with a rich off-white head and a juniper aroma. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a tea background. Sure doesnt taste like 9% - goes down easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
courtesy of markwise. pours straw golden with white head. aroma and flavor, had light notes of chai tea with hints of herbal flavors, some spices. Medium carbonation for a smooth rye palate. 9% the beer is very easy to drink. As with the Theobrama, it seems the actual body that DFH is trying to promote remains very subtle and the beer keeps the DFH base signature. Wish there had been more chai presence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2012
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 On tap. Golden yellow color, mildly hazy with all the fine particles suspended in the body. Very nice foamy cream-colored head, leaving great, generous lace. Really nice-looking beer. Very nice, enjoyable spiced aroma. Cardamom, lemon peel, other complex herbal tastes.. Hint of juniper berries, I think. Nice lightly-spiced light bitter taste. Way too drinkable for a 9% beer, i could easily (a drink a whole bottle of this on my own if I desired. Drier texture, amazing aftertaste. Very drinkable, it feels medium-bodied. Light carbonation, very smooth. Dangerously tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Honey and rye coagulate into a sticky broth, enlivened by well-integrated chai spiciness for a sweet and quirky Sahti variation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy gold.
-This is a lot sweeter than the Dugges/Nogne O version.
-The chai takes a lot of room in the flavor profile, but remains well integrated.
-If this had been better attenuated, I would have liked it a lot more.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9553) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Hazy yellow with lots of yeast in suspension, aroma has notes of coriander, biscuit, bread, lemon, hints of tea, some leafy notes, slight caramel notes, smells nice! Taste is sweet biscuit, nice tea, coriander, biscuit, bread, some nice yeast notes, some slight lemon, hints of vanilla, finishing fairly sweet but bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
Pale golden pour. Quite a thick oily pour with a thin fast-fading white head. The nose is loaded with nice rye character. Sweet and spicy with a little bit of cardamom, clove and a fairly chewy maltiness. Loaded with honeyed malt sweetness. The palate is sweet and chewy with a lingering stickiness. Lots of spice and a bit of herbal character. There is a little bit of a distracting carbonic character that I dont particularly care for. Spicy and sweet with a lot of nice rye character. Its a pretty compelling beer, really, but it could certainly be dryer. I like it though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (9029) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2013
13/II/13 - 75cl bottle from Canals Liquor (Mt. Ephraim, NJ) @ Johns place - BB: n/a - bottled: 2011/11/III (2013-166)

Clear orange beer, lots of chunks floating under a small off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, sugary, peaches, yoghurt, bit yeasty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: vanana, fruity, bit metallic, orange peel, oranges, yoghurt, cardemom, bit sweet, sugary, slightly bitter. Afteraste: soft bitterness, cough syrup, juniper berries, bit sugary, orange peel, quite some banana, sweet, bubble gum, bit spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8952) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Vanilla, spice, and tea aroma. Chai and vanilla flavor with tea, spice, and backing juniper. Medium bodied. Vanilla and tea lingers with spice and a light sweetness.


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