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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 (1165) - 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.

3.6
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark colour, red undertones, very little head. Caramel and raisin aroma. Taste is much the same, slight tobacco. reminds me of a dark Belgian without the yeast. Average body. Overall, a pleasant surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. Black with a large beige-yellowish head. Not as sweet as imgained from some ratings, finishes with a mix of roasted, liqourice and bitter notes. Full bodied and quite nice baltic porter.

3.6
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Deep brown colour. Vinous aroma. Sweetish with some raisin/plum flavours. A bit bitter in the finish.

3.3
Estebanik (1135) - Lublin, POLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Piana wysoka, acz dość gruboziarnista, trwała. Ładnie koronkuje, opadając. W aromacie sos sojowy, karmel, trochę pumpernikla. W smaku przyjemnie gładkie, wysycenie średnie, pasujące do porteru bałtyckiego. W smaku nuty praktycznie te same co w aromacie, z tym, że sos sojowy jest zepchnięty na granicę wyczuwalności. Daje rade.

3.5
Cantabrian (1131) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 That is another classic...Somehow I feared this could be as disappointing as the Baltika 6. Nice dark brown, with an incredibly thick creamy head. The nose is very sweet. Malzbier or Karamalz, cloying. But the flavours are much more agreeable, with salty licorice, Vegemite, some yogurt sourness and a nice bitterness that drives it all away from the cloying suggestion on the nose. This Saku porter is actually so well balanced that, with its rather thin body, it is refreshing even on a hot summer day.

2.9
Piw (1127) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Spritzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht herb. Schwacher Körper.

2.6
Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
A strange smell of grape from this one, but good -- not so for a beer, but good. Tastes like dry grapey porter with hops mixed in. Worth a try, but nothing more.

3.5
BeerFanDan17 (1120) - 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.

3.4
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.


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