thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into my New Belgium glass 57°. The color is a nice amber, with a decent white head that the etching kept nicely. The aroma is very complex on this one. Rye malt comes through, along with citrus aromas from the orange, lemon and juniper. Mouthfeel is full bodied, and average carbonation. Flavor is fantastic! I’m a fan of a good rye anyways and this is way above good! Flavour starts with a mild hoppiness from the Cascade and Amarillo hops, then transitions to the nice smooth rye malt sweetness that lingers around with a nice finish that is not too dry. Overall this is a very balanced beer with lots of complex aromas and flavors that you and your friends will enjoy!! I will probably try to clone this in my home brew! Also burps really nice, with a citrusy, sweet kind of burp... Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a copper/amber color with slight carbonation to it. Scent is that of sweet malts and spices. The taste is rather smooth and similar to a good Oktoberfest beer. Plenty of good spice taste. A great brew and worth of being a $6 beer. Being a limited time deal, I had to try it!
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2010
A sweet alcohol malt aroma. Looks nice. Flavor is quite nice; zesty but not lemony. Some coating sugar but in a good way. A light tasty exploration away from the hoppy stuff I’d had earlier that day. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
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. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2010
I was very afraid of this beer going in. Having had the privilege of having a true, fresh Sahti, I was worried that NB would screw this up. Is it like a true Sahti? Barely even close, though the juniper is nearly right. Otherwise, this is no Sahti, but rather, a very nicely flavored ale that serves the Lip of Faith well. Just be certain. That this is, in no way, what a real Finnish Sahti tastes like.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Sweet honey caramel nose, some sugar pine cones, hints of lemons. Slightly hazy amber color, smallish head that dissipated quickly. Juniper spice is mild, almost a malty gin tonic, balances towards the hops flavor. Medium to heavy body, silky, med-high carbonation, finish is sweet with some spice poking through. An enjoyable beer, not terribly hoppy in the traditional sense, the spicy may contribute to the perceived hoppiness, finish is clean and fresh. randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
22oz bottle.pours a semi cloudy copper with a medium white head.Nose is heavy bread and chalky hops.Taste is really smooth with a great hop/malt balance.There is some obscure hops present as well as some spices.Great beer overall. J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Crystal clear copper with a slightly off-white head. Not a lot in the aroma that I could find other than maltiness. At first taste, it seemed to be a fairly normal pale ale. After awhile, the spices started to show themselves, although honestly I couldn’t definitely identify anything in particular. Seemed to have a cardamom/ginger flavor but it’s very light. Nice balance of malt and hops with a residual caramel sweetness and a light woodiness. Very tasty, drinkable ale. fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Aroma:Juniper, a little clove and banana. Mild aroma.
Appearance:Dark honey or light amber in color. Low head.
Taste:Mild fruity flavors, including juniper, on the foretaste. The midtaste and aftertaste bring forward more caramel malty flavors. The Belgian yeast taste is also there.
Palate:Low body, good carbonation, a little astringency adds interesting textures to this beer. The malty caramel contribution to this beer coats the tongue a little.
Overall:This is a great sahti, subtle flavors and very refreshing.
mjmcend (209) - USA - NOV 23, 2010
Carbonated reddish brown with a thin almost white head. Aroma of fruit, rye, juniper, and spices. Taste is hoppy and citrus with savory bits of malt in the finish.