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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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3.2
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle, pours and looks like iced tea. Spicy aroma, and has interesting taste of many different spices, mild tea flavor, but sweet. Complexities in this brew for sure. The alcohol does give you a warming effect. Another different brew from Dogfish Head, they are all worth a try.

3.2
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
Great smell. Smells of hops and chai tea. I’m not really feeling the taste of this. It sounded really good, but I just don’t like it much. Really yeasty and... just odd.

3.2
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy golden beer, lots of sediment, with a very thin frothy white head. Sweet aroma, lots of spice, similar to a pumpkin beer. Taste is also sweet with lots of spice once again, coriander especially. Not a ton of flavor overall. A little bit of spice/sweetness on the finish, but not much. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Pretty drinkable for 9% abv, and a little boring to me.

3.2
dfearnley (2411) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
25.6 oz bottle to flute Aroma of nutmeg, coriander, cardamom, juniper and Belgian yeasts. The appearance is atrocious; a pale amber with a large amount of white particulates and a thin just off white head. Ten minutes after pouring, the particulates have barely started to settle. The taste is sour and bitter but not long lasting. The mouthfeel is acidic and oily, but the acidity caused enough salivation to counter the oiliness and shorten the taste.

3.2
erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
Light hazy orange godlen body with quite some floaties. Thin white bubbly lace. Loads of spices, cardamon, juniper berries, tea leaves together with clean yeast, wheat and vanilla sugar. Taste has less, but still too much spice. Even becomes ’hot’ from it, chilli like. Medium sweet. I don’t understand this beer at all. Neither refreshing, hoppy, spicy or dark; not challenging nor sessionable. Experimentation for the sake of experimentation? No thanks. (1 pt bottle taken from my Florida trip)

3.2
DCLawyer (2949) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Cloudy gold with small oily head. Aroma is spices and tea, taste is same but amplified. Lingering flavors. Like a cool, alcoholic chai.

3.2
vipinvelp (4604) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
Orange yellow with small foam ring. Aroma is gloves for sure. Taste is spicy gloves, little bittersweet. Aftertaste short lasting. (Houston 201310) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Steverus0 (332) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Nose is all black tea and cardomom. Pour is a dull reddish straw mildly hazy. Strong wheat with extra alcohol on the palate, smoothly effervescent but a bit too mildly so. Really interesting and tasty enough, just not really balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
jsnicholas (726) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle (750ml): pours cloudy golden. Smells spicy. Wow this is different. Not bad but different. Spices are very strong, cinnamon and tea? not sure what juniper berries taste like. Not bad but too many others that I would rather drink

3.1
notalush (5985) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours a very hazy medium gold, fizzy body, minimal head - loads of banana in the nose, but deeper sniffs reveal rye, caraway, cardamom (these are mostly squashed by the phenols from the yeast, though) - the flavor is mostly just cane sugar sweetness and banana - the black tea comes through a bit through the middle, as does a bit of cardamom and some minty character - much like in the aroma, the weizen yeast is kind of washing out a lot of the other stuff put into the beer - not nearly as interesting and complex as I wanted it to be - yet another dogfish head beer that looks great on paper, but disappoints the palate.


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