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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 398   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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2.9
Piw (1292) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Spritzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht herb. Schwacher Körper.

4
heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Strong alcoholic nose, balanced with roasted grains. Good baltic porter....

3.3
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Poured from a pint-sized bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a full, wet/watery black body with a big foamy-creamy dark tan head that had good retention, and great lacing and cling. Its aroma had a floral and dark fruit bend, with some notes of chocolate, licorice, and raisin, and light touches of molasses and candy, and some earthy hops. It had a deep fruity sweetness with some lighter chocolate and caramel, and a sour grainy and earthy component, with touches of licorice and molasses. Its body was wet and watery with a lighter and thinner mouthfeel, and lower carbonation and fizz.

3.1
heman (1267) - Tychy, POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Barwa ciemno-brunatna, piana mało intensywna. Aromat to przypalony karmel, mocno przypieczona skórka od chleba, czekolada w tle. W smaku lekko słodkie, czekolada, trochę karmelu i anyżkowe cukierki w tle. Goryczka niska, ziołowa.

3.2
GIJOE (1258) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Another dark, dark red Baltic Porter. Foamy tan head that lasts a while. Aroma is strong toasted grain/bread with some cola notes, some molasses. Taste is sweet, with a late toasty hint of bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, slightly dry finish. Pretty good brew.

3.6
bobroman (1249) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Tasted on 08.07.16. Very pleasant aroma of burned malts with reisins, dried fruits, chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Durable beige head with some lacing. Clear dark brown colour. Sweet bitter-sweet taste of malts, chocolate, fruits and not too annoying alcohol in finish.

3.3
czlowiekwiadro (1241) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2017
zapach słodowy, karmelowy, lekko podpalany ale zasadniczo słodki, trochę toffi i śmietany gdzieś w tle, do tego dość silny alkohol. kolor ciemnobrązowy, pod światło ciemnorubinowy, klarowny i przejrzysty. piana beżowa, raczej mało obfita i niezbyt trwała. w smaku pełne, słodkie, słodowe, wyraźnie palone, popiołowe, mocny, palony karmel, kawa zbożowa i alkohol. goryczka wyraźna i spora, ale nie dominująca, palona, karmelowa i alkoholowa. piwo jest dość lekkie w ustach, zaskakująco mało gęste jak na mocniejszego portera. nasycenie średnio wysokie.

3.3
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2009
Pour black with a thin but creamy beige head. The aroma starts with deeply roasted malts, syrupy sweetness of burnt candy and a touch of vanilla. Coffee and especially milk chocolate spice the finish with slightly irony hoppiness. I also found some diacetyl in the finish. The flavor has both syrupy sweetness and sourness of chocolate and roasted malts. Moderate to low bitterness. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden. The flavor is full bodied and thick and slick like oil. Low carbonation. Long and chocolatey finish. A bit sweet and simple to my taste but still an ejoyable brew.

3.2
Dermi (1199) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2011
50 cl, bottled. Alc vol. 6.9 %. Pours clear dark red with a nice tan head. Aroma: Roasted sugar and coffee, malt, matured fruits. Taste: Sweetish, some pleasant salty compound. Nice mild supportive bitterness. Palate: Soft, quite light, yet not too watery. Noticeable soft carbonation. Pretty good but little too sweet/much caramel for my taste preference.

3.5
mikkopen (1197) - 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.


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