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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The most delightful way to enjoy Saku Porter would be in front of a fireplace or in candle light during those long and dark winter nights. This beer keeps you warm all through the coldest time of the year. Saku Porter is the ideal accompaniment to roasted meats and game. The fact that porter is also perfectly suited to light various desserts, especially those containing chocolate, may not be that commonly known. The ideal serving temperature for Saku Porter is rather high, 12–14 °C, a typical quality for dark beers. Saku Porter, a unique dark beer with strong taste, is brewed of water, caramel, light and coffee malts, hop and yeast, however, only once a year – for Christmas. Similarly to classical porters, Saku Porter is a strong (alc. 7.5 % of volume) full-bodied beer. A special jewel to Saku Porter is its high, rich, brownish foam.

Note: Originally brewed in Saku at 7.5%, moved to Aldaris and reduced to 7% in winter 2009/2010.

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3.5
mikkopen (1193) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2008
500 ml bottle. Deep, dark reddish brown colour, thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, plum and coffee; rather dry. Roasted, malty flavour, with liquorice and coffee. Medium-bodied. Dry finish, with a little alcohol warmth. The best Saku product I have tasted, a pleasant surprise.

3.7
TET (3207) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Very dark beer with light beige head. Aroma is roasted, slightly sweet, slightly sour. Flavour is balanced, quite roasted, some liquirice and hint of chocolate, first slightly sweet flavour that dries in the end. Medium or full-bodied beer and nicely oily to drink. Saku Porter is typical baltic porter without disappointments, and also quite complex.

3.4
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2008
Dark brown colour with a brown head. Roasted malt aroma with some liquorice. The flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and with hint of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied and slightly bitter aftertaste. Maybe a bit too thin to be a great beer but still quite enjoyable.

3.6
charlotte (5425) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
Pitch black colour with creamy beige head.Sweet rosted taste of mild licorice and tabacco mild and well balanced with smooth mouth feels.

2.9
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2008
Black, nicely creamy beige head. Milk chocolatey aroma with little vegies, metal, and alcohol, quite many off-aromas actually. Neutral milky flavor, dry burned malts, metal, little vegetables. Little charcoal and cocoa in the mildly bitter finish. Almost medium bodied, soft carbonation, light palate for such high abv. Hold on, this is just Saku taurus painted black!

3
baggio (338) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
[email protected] Appearance: Pitch black with a huge brown creamy head that vanishes a bit too quickly. Aroma: Molasses, Chocolate, Roasted malt, Dark bread, Smoke Flavor: Bitter coffee, Sugar, Molasses, Fruit, Tobacco, Caramel. Palate: Body is quite think and has very low carbonation. A very sweet porter with a dry, ashy, aftertaste. This is not a bad porter but it’s too sweet for me. Paired nicely with some dark chocolate tho. If you’re into sweet porters this might appeal to you!

3.3
liinis (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2008
Dark brown with beige head. quite heavy sweet and roasty I guess there’s chocolate. a bit bitter.

3.7
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
at home GLRBF 300308 blindtest. Thanks Anna and FatPhil Color: dark brown Scent:bit sour sweetness Taste: full of flavors roasted malts ,sweetness some hops guess about alcohol level 7-8%

3.5
BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 7, 2008
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com) As I recall, this was a very good porter. Flavors were rich and roasty like chocolate. Nice creamy head.

3.6
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Drinkable for its strength. Tasty mild roast flavours, slightly vinous fruit. NOt overly sweet with slight hop presence in the finish. Pretty good and almost sessionable which would be dangerous at this strength.


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