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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 10, 2003
rather ghpood baltic porter, full malt flavors with a nutty caramel quality. hides the alcohol well and a nice sweet aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (969) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin mustana, reunoilta valoa läpäisevänä, vaahdon ollessa noin kolmen sormen paksuinen, joka katoaa suht nopeasti. Hajussa on makeaa paahteisuutta ja limppuisuuttakin, muita aromeja ei tunnu ja haju onkin enemmän tumma lager kuin porter. Maku on paahteinen, leipäinen ja puumaisen katkeroinen. Suklaata ja siirappisuuttakin löytyy, kaikkia makuja melko tasaisesti. Suutuntuma on melko humaloitu ja keskitäyteläinen, yllättävän kuivakin baltic porteriksi. Melko pliisu olut, hajusta voisi kuvitella tummaksi lageriksi. Maku oli kuitenkin hajua monipuolisempi, joka pelasti.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown colour. Small, very quickly diminishing head. Caramelly, strongly coffeish aroma. Toasted malts and heavy coffee flavour. Lasting medicine-bitter finish. Mediumbodied. Interesting beer, but the medicine bitterness somehow spoiled it for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
Not bad, but definitely too pale for a porter. I would categorize this as a brown ale. The taste was very mild for a porter. Pretty good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unde (944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Reddish brown beer with smallish head. Roasted and smoky malts, little bit of grassy hop aromas. Mildly smoky, roasted malts and grassy hops in the end. Pretty thin for a porter, high carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (935) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Spritzig. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Leicht herb. Schwacher Körper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Brown, clear, with a light tan head that doesn't last long. Nose is slightly metallic, sweet and chocolatey. Flavor is surprisingly good, medium-sweet with notes of chocolate. Mouthfeel tends toward the fizzy/bitey end of the spectrum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled. Clear, almost opaque dark brown porter has a licorice and syrupy malty aroma. Taste is sweet malts with chocolate and salty licorice. Full bodied porter with quite strong taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobroman (909) - 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.


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