Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle 0.5 l. Pretty much black with a thick brown head. Roasted creamy nose. Flavor is roasted, not remarkably bitter, malts and creamy coffee with some chocolate. Quite pleasant and easy overall.

begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Very thick and creamy light brown head. Nice contrast with total black color. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and syurup. Thick palate. I have to say that the flavor is little bit disappointing after great appearance and decent aroma. Flavor is mild with roasted malts, bitterish and metal. No noticable aftertaste.

iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
07/12/07. Thanks to Eric (heemer77) for the sample. Black with a 1/2 finger beige head that fades to a ring. Aroma of roasted malts and sweet dark chocolatre. Flavor has some light roast, molasses, raisins, and is fairly sweet with low bitterness (two out of 10). Medium body with light carbonation. Very good baltic porter.

ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2007
Black, brown intense head. Aroma is malty, as expected. Liquorice in flavor, decent hops, bitter finish. Feels much lighter than it seems. Not nearly as good as Koff Porter, but a solid brew.

cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2007
Moderate hoppy and licorice. Huge creamy and light brown head. Excellent lacing. Fully lasting longevity. Black body. Moderate bitter with a tast of licorice. Medium Palate.

Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours brown with a nice ruby red glint to if when held up to the light. Smells of roasted malt, chcocolate, some dark fruit, hints of licorice. Tastes sweet with some figs, chocolate, some peppery splashes, some lirocice and cloves. Very solid brew!

SaintMatty (7476) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 An excellent porter and by far and away the best beer in Saku’s portfolio in my view. The taste and aroma is very malty along with some caramel and cinnamon on the nose with a little bit of coffee. The taste is malty and very warming with coffee and a hint of plain chocolate! I just wish they produced this all year round as sometimes the supplies do not last the year!

estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2007
Dark bottled beer. Malt aroma. Caramel sweet and malt flavor, can taste hops too. Great balance.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Estonian Porter
Date: 12/15/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Harry’s

dark ruby red, thin head, sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of hops, rich malt flavor with carmel sweetness and a bit of chocolate, lingering hop bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Score: 4
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bierkoning (13607) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle from Tbone_. Almost opague. Coffee, licorice and cinnamon in the aroma. Thinnish, but a nice roast flavor with cacao and coffee. Hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Fine Baltic porter.

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