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Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 377   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13752) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
(SCBE2003): Cloudy red brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (raisin), sweet, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, medium sweet, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong nice licorice notes. Average finish. Creamy palate. Nice baltic porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (13183) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Caramel and toffee aroma with a hint of fruit. Sweet caramel and chocolate flavour

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with mahogany highlights and a large light brown head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and sweet malt. Slightly bitter palate. Flavor of sweet malt, hint of burnt, some cola qualities.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12590) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, faint coffee, and cookie malt with chocolate, woody hops and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12360) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
creamy, roasty with a hint of plastic aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12300) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, oh6gdx]
[vintage 2007]
Pours almost black with just some red edges. A big, frothy, off-white head - fine duration. Very pleasant sweet maltiness, some chocolate and roasted malts. Medium carbonation, super mouthfeel - good dryness. Flavour starts with just a tad of metal, but afterwards there are super fine roasted malts, dry hops, chocolate. Super fantastic long dry aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12195) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle from ABC Beers. Dark brown pour with off white head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Flavour also has licorice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
A decent Baltic porter, but I prefer the Polish versions. It has some rich chocolate flavors and dark fruits.


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