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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 387   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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3.1
fantti (1012) - 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.

3.1
PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 24, 2013
Muddy brown with light brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is cocoa and hard lake water, grassy. Body is light, coarse, prickly carbonation, slightly syrupy. Mild aftertaste. pleasant but too much blah yeast/lake water aroma.

2.3
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 23, 2002
I was expecting a baltic porter. Definitely not a baltic porter. Little head, and an alcohol nose. Very light, more like a bavarian dark lager,... a poor one,... with a strong taste of alcohol,... and not much behind it. BOOOOHISSSS!

3.5
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
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.

3.1
heman (957) - 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.

2.5
Jultsu (946) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Täysin tumma ja musta väri, viipyvä vaahto, tuoksusta ei jääkylmänä juuri saa mitään irti, maku lupailee tumman leivän tyyppistä aromia, pikkaisen lämmenneenä maku muistuttaa makeata leipää. Ulkonäyön puolesta ei moitittavaa, maku kyllä valitettavasti jää puolitiehen.

3.4
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.

3.8
MikeKeller (939) - 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.

4
mice (938) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Syvän tummanruskea olut pitkään säilyvällä beigellä vaahdolla. Tuoksu Paahteisen maltainen, aavistuksen kahvinen ja suklainen ja varsin mielenkiintoinen kokonaisuus. Maku maltaisen makea, paahteinen ja salmiakkisen suolainen. Loppupuoleltaan suklainen sekä aavistuksen kahvinen. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Hieno kokonaisuus!


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