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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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3.3
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
creamy, roasty with a hint of plastic aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor....

3.3
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Dark amber in color with a faint roasty aroma. Slightly nutty taste, but thin. Sweeter as it warms up with more maltiness in the aftertaste, but much more than I expected from a beer brewed in Estonia!

3.3
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Lightly sweet aroma coming from the rather light colored body, at least for a porter that is. The hop flavor is pleasant and fairly well balanced, but the finish is a bit sticky. Overall pretty good, but a little out of style.

3.3
sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 (Bottled, 7.5% ABV) Very dark brown color with a medium, completely disappearing, beige head. Roasted, milky-coffeeish aroma with rye and sweet malt. Burned, syrupy-malty, quite bitter and sweetish flavor with black coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Syrupy, bitter, salty finish. Medium-bodied, somewhat thin and fizzy-carbonated, roasty, slicky and slightly sugary palate. A decent Baltic porter, but with too much color malt and not enough balance. Burned and somewhat thin.

3.3
PorterPounder (8288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Dark, mahagony colored pour with a slight off white head - not much lacing. Aroma is sweet - not dissimilar to pancake syrup. Flavor is very sweet - almost to the point of being cloying but not quite. Maple syrup, nuts, dates and raisins. No evidence of hops. Alcohol is hidden well. Very smooth going down. Add another country to my list.

3.3
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Rerate, 2005/1/11 (5-4-5-3-9). Almost black colored, little yellow head vanished fastly. Lively carbonation. Roasted, strongly nutty and mild sweet chocolate aroma, nice one. Surprisingly high carbonation, does not fit here very well. Strong nutty flavor too, some roasted tones come up also. Ending is nicely dry and hopped, maybe some spices make it even more dry. Medium to full bodied. Nice brew indeed, carbonation is little bit of too high.

3.3
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2004
i suspect this bottle had been sitting at the brickskeller for quite some time. but it was still all right, pretty fruity - plum and sultanas with cocoa powder and just a hint of boiled cauliflower to make it a little unpleasant

3.3
bu11zeye (13215) - 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.

3.3
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle at DougShoemaker’s. Very light brown color. More like a mild ale or Brown ale in color. Thin white head. Raisinish aroma. Smooth with a slight alcohol aftertaste. Not bad.

3.3
Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 21, 2004
Creamy head, rather pale for Baltic. Dark amber. Sweet malts , not to complex . Clean , smooth , medium bodied , some decent roast but sadly to thin and weak . Make it from 16 (?) Plato to 20-22 and would be great.


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