wipe2000 (3) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
Tasted in various containers in various places. As typical Sahti, looks cloudy with almost no head at all. Very low carbonation and low bitterness. Sweet, strong taste with herbs, banana & juniper. Style of ancient beer. Personally I found this very nice but typically good Sahti strongly divides opinions - you either love or hate it. Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Draft at St Urho in Helsinki. Hazy amber brown color. Earthy phenolic aroma. Taste is lightly tart herbal and an edge of spruce. Amazing. Inbreak (6132) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2017
09.06.2017, sample from a 5l plastic container @ William K:Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 2, 2017
No head, just some bubbles, nice slightly cloudy reddish golden color. Aroma is slightly sweet yeasty, very ripe banana, yeast, minerals, sap, overripe yellow apples, grass, caramel, bubblegum. Taste is slightly sweet fruity, yeast, fruit stones, minerals, banana, weeds, grass, hay, almond essence, banana peel, sap, bark, sugar. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh yeasty mouthfeel. Fair enough.
500ml PET bottle courtesy of japppp for EU local swap 2/2017, cheers Jussi!bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 12, 2017
murky bright amber-brown with no head. quite sweet and full of esters on the nose. to taste there’s spicy grainy notes, a touch of musty oxidation, lots of sweetness and some herbal juniper notes. Quite a lot of clovey yeast phenolics resulting in something a bit like a sweet dunkelhefe. Definitely interesting to try but will reserve judgement on style until i try some other examples - perhaps on draught.
0,75cl PET bb02/2017, sampled 03/2017, merci Mirka! - This one might have slightly turned in transit, but is still drinkable with enough oddness to hold the attention: it’s landed somewhere between a dusty Weizenbock and a harsh geuze, both pepped behind the scenes of their respective terroir brown bars with a shot of genever. - - Expectedly no-nonsense in the looks dpt, beige dough with lots of UFOs and trub. - Lovely doughy bread flavours and most of that banana sweetness devoured by lacto, not a bad thing overall. Sweet bread, dry heather honey, juniper sneaking in from the back and staying around. The wild dimension here is very shrubby, else hard to place and only partly superseded by the new lacto sourness. Ergo: enjoyed half a bottle, used the other half to spice up & make more vivid beers that were too sweet...Glad to have finally tried this.
Jashiu (1324) - Gdañsk, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
330ml bottle from a bottleswap with rosenbergh, thanks a lot!Gebels (92) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Extremely strong banana aroma. Ripe bananas turning black. Lots of banana sweetness and some fruity sourness. Very full and filling
Enjoyable, banana’s, wheat, and a bit of spices, muddy, without carbonation, High not noticable alcohol. hajsman (362) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Plastic bottle, thanks to Jashiu.
Looks like muddy tea, smells like weizen, tastes banana sour, weird but I enjoyed more than expected. Cheers to Finland derA (91) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2017
ELS 1/17, thanks rosenbergh: quite a nice, brown semi-turbid appearance with some yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Nose is heavy clove phenols and banana-centred esters in a pleasant mixture. Mouthfeel is oily and well carbonated, a litttle too sugar-sweet for my taste. Quite filling and full bodied with a finish of fusel alcohol and isoamylacetate. All in all very pleasant experience if you are looking for phenols, esters and sweetness. I like it. BRW (2781) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle, thanks to Jokeri33. Cloudy reddish colour. yeast, fruit, banana aroma. Sweet, yeasy, banana, fruit taste. Medium body.