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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 393   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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4.6
kozzak1 (70) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Fruity porter with agreat head, nice body & a rich palate. Usually folks buy it, store it for a year or more then drink it. it is a "winetr" brew found usually after mid-November.

4.4
Grzesiek79 (4435) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 10, 2012
REWELACJA. Bardzo dobry bałtycki porter. Nie za mocny ale dość rozgrzewający w przełyku. intensywny aromat słodu karmelowego współgra ze smakiem. piana mocna i tworzy się dość szybko i jest trwała. Ciemne piwo z miedzianymi refleksami

4.2
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
Almost black, slight reddish colour. Thick tan head. Sugary, acidic aroma with hints of resin, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Flavour is soy sauce, tar and tobacco. Long malty aftertaste. Some notes of liquorice is present in finish.

4.2
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours brown with a nice ruby red glint to if when held up to the light. Smells of roasted malt, chcocolate, some dark fruit, hints of licorice. Tastes sweet with some figs, chocolate, some peppery splashes, some lirocice and cloves. Very solid brew!

4.2
minutemat (6062) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
500ml bottle @ the 9th Shrewsbury Bottle Share Oct 14, courtesy of myself. Pours a dark ruby with creamy off white head. Beautiful milky chocolate porter with smooth liquorice and molasses. Very nice.

4.2
KarlPopper (131) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Although the beer was cold at first it still gave a very good aroma of burnt malts: sweet coffee or strong malt coffee, cocoa, slight hint of prune in chocolate. The aroma maybe could be stronger but as for the beer with a lower blg than many other baltic porter’s (judging from quiet low abv - 6.9) it is great. The head is great looking, beige and lasting, wonderfully sticks to the glass. The beer is very drinkable, sweetness gives an impression of slightly thicker body that it is in fact and the bitterness from burnt malts and some hops balances this sweetness. The aftertaste of the cocoa, sweet coffee or intensive malt coffee intensifies the impression of a hick body. It is a great feeling to drink such a porter and it is extremely drinkable.


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