Reynolds314 (3375) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Night of the Lips of Faith series continues to dissapoint. This is just oddly grassy and wierd. I cant even describe the watery subtle flavors in here. Maybe light sea weed and bark? bad
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some light tea flavors. Lightly sweet. Kinda boring and nothing else going on. But hey, nothing is better than terrible
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours clear orange with a small off-white head and a fruity, malty aroma. It’s sweet and fruity with a faint hint of juniper and a touch of hops in the finish. It’s alright.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a pale gold, malt and tea aroma. Thick body, lots of tea and juniper flavor. Pretty good all around beer
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber colour. Small white head. Gently malty aromas. Notes of biscuits and caramel. Slightly oxidized. No noticeable rye nor any juniper, so it is hard to tell why they call it a sahti, for it does not appear like one. That said, it is a pretty tasty beer.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a translucent orange-green with a fast fading thin white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity, rye, bread, some bitter citrus.Taste is very mild, very nice up front; bread, earth, yeast. The flavors become somewhat generic however. Not much character in the middle. The finish is bitter, but again, rather general in flavor and character. Not bad, not great; a step up from okay.
This feels like an incredibly well-made MACRO-brew. I feel like it would make a GREAT gateway beer for someone who only drinks Busch Light.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: LoF Sahti
Date: December 28, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and very spicy aroma, fruity sweetness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, candy caramel, balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber pour that comes out golden colored. aroma of citrus zest, juniper and hops. taste that follows the aroma. the citrus and juniper stand out. different for sure but not half bad.
SPDickerman (1219) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a large off-white head. Smells a bit like rye, some earthiness, and a touch of juniper. Tastes bitter, a bit funky, kinda citrus peel spiced, juniper notes. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and active mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith Sahti finishes funky.
seymour (1929) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Beautiful, clear golden-amber color with thin white head. Pleasant aroma of grain, hops and subtle juniper. Restrained malty sweetness, some rye crispness, slight biscuit taste. Nice round mouthfeel, very dry finish. Here’s the thing: I know talk of "beer styles" makes the New Belgium brewers’ skin crawl, and I like that about them. But hey, they called this Sahti, not me, so I feel entitled to quibble. Sahti is an ancient Finnish style using rye as most of the grainbill, mashed with and lautered through a juniper twig bed, not boiled, utilizing little or no hops, fermented with rough baker’s yeast, left unfiltered. This beer doesn’t appear to use much juniper or rye, is clearly boiled with hops, fermented with a very refined neutral yeast, and microfiltered. It’s a great beer, possibly better than most Sahtis, definitely more shelf-stable, but it barely resembles true Sahti. Regardless, you should give it a try.