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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8930) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750 thanks to Jordan! Great to see you man. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big tea-like aroma with some fruit. The flavor is interesting: tea, apricot, phenolic banana esters, the yeast comes in big. Sharp flavors overall. Light heat. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8899) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy golden with a thin ring of white head. Nose is earthy sweet with some toffee and a bit of cardamom, cinnamon, and juniper. Flavor brings a lot of the juniper notes and tea flavors to the front, with a finish of cinnamon, earthy toffee, cinnamon, and clove, all on a slightly spicy blonde malt backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a thin head. Spicy aroma, with tea, anise, pumpkin spice, and some fruityness. The flavor has a honey sweet/fruity base, with a spice rack or two thrown in. A touch of anise, nutmeg, tea, and way more it seems. Quite pleasant and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8822) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
pours a hazy orange, pinkish tint, with a decent white head, some retention and lacing. light herbs and light spicyness - well balanced indeed, light bananas, citrus, hint of cereal sweetness. lively carbonation, medium body. very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (8820) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a clear orange with a broken white head. The aroma is powerful fruity and spicy. The flavour is sweet fruit and some spicy cloves with some medicinal notes on the palate. Too sweet for me and I wouldn't drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
[2541-20091024] 1pt9.6floz bottle. Fragrant juniper and mild mint aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Minty hints but flavour is mostly juniper spruce hops and finishes like a tea. Medium body. Interesting to try.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc, tupalev)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8685) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, with a small off-white head. The aroma and taste was interesting. Forest, spices, juniper and malt. Also some notes of tea. Refreshing and with a rather light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8663) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent orangish-brown with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; black tea and juniper berries with notes of coriander and lemongrass. Tastes like it smells with some weizen yeast notes too. Good on the palate. An easy-drinking 9% beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8576) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Nice. Tasty. Pours golden clear without much head or lacing. Light juniper aroma with some citrus and mint. Average carbonation. Finishes light bitter. Light sweet malt feel here as well. On tap at coles.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. Pours gold with brief white head. The aroma is ginger bread, fruit cake and lots of winter spice like nutmeg, cinnamon and all spice. The taste has a brief pulse of sugar sweet malts moving into notes of vanilla and sweet syrup. It gets a bit honey like into the finish as well.


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