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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 398   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
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
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 (7501) - 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.

3.3
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2009
Pour black with a thin but creamy beige head. The aroma starts with deeply roasted malts, syrupy sweetness of burnt candy and a touch of vanilla. Coffee and especially milk chocolate spice the finish with slightly irony hoppiness. I also found some diacetyl in the finish. The flavor has both syrupy sweetness and sourness of chocolate and roasted malts. Moderate to low bitterness. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden. The flavor is full bodied and thick and slick like oil. Low carbonation. Long and chocolatey finish. A bit sweet and simple to my taste but still an ejoyable brew.

3.3
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2010
Bottled 0.5L. Pale brown quite large head. Dark black reddish colour. Malty nose. Soft malty slightly coffeyish taste. Fast dissappearing head. Mild bitterness. Slightly sweet. Mild hoppiness.

3.3
tlind2 (1815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
500 ml bottle (BBE231009, sampled 3/2010). Deep brown color, espresso head. Dark fruit aroma with roasted notes. Slightly home-brewed chocolate flavor with a coffee finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Better than I remembered.

3.3
suurjuust (3839) - ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2010
Bready, dark color with a foamy latte-colored head. Aromas of malt, fruits, bread. Flavors of dark rye bread, coffee, licorice, soy sauce. Overall, a very nice and smooth beer.

3.3
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle (7.5%). Pours with a very deep, practically black hued body and a tan head that lasts. Good lace. Aromas are sweet and pretty alcoholic. A bit of cloying sweetness. Estery: plums, banana. Malt profile is strong of caramel and molasses. Dark roast is relatively absent. Flavors of alcohol and esters, raisins, plum, banana, dark cherries, and dark fruit. Some molasses. Dark roast flavors are very light (a bit of chocolate). Balance is malt sweetness, medium duration with a bit of a lingering plastic flavor. Some bitterness. Nicely creamy, and warming, body is full with a bit too much residual sweetness for my tastes. Medium to light bubbles.

3.3
scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Poured a very dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma has lots of caramel and chocolate. Lots of dark fruits with raisins as well. Slightly nutty. Taste is slightly creamy with dark fruits and cherries at first. There is also a distinct licorice flavor. Taste transitions to have more roasted flavors with caramel. Finish has more raisins with coffee. Overall very flavorful, but I’m not sure I like the flavor combinations as much.

3.3
deanso (10261) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 8, 2011
50cl bottle from ABCbeers. Lots of creamy off white head. Dark brown pour. Quite a decent baltic porter


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