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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 392   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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3.2
VastActiv (7490) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap at Pivo, Oulu. Originally rated 24022012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.

3.2
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Black brownish color with fast vanishing brownish frothy head. Notes of roasted malts, syrup, caramel, chocolate. Slightly wattery. Pretty easy to drink. Could do with some more depth and body tho.

3.1
robertjm (895) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 18, 2001
This is an interesting beer. Body is too light for style. The color is a gorgeous red. Hold a light up to it, and you'll see what I mean (about the body too). Unfortunately, there wasn't much of a head. Pretty hoppy for an Eastern European brew, but I think that's what makes it memorable, as opposed to other Eastern European beers that you forget about 10 minutes after you drink them. I've bought it before, and I'll buy it again when I'm in the mood.

3.1
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Nice reddish color, with a decent sized tan head. Very malty caramel smell. Bread and caramel in the taste as well. I enjoyed it.

3.1
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 the color was light for a porter and transparent...the head was only a ring..the aroma was carmel berry dopplebockish..the flavors were carmel, nutty & berry-like..yet thin...alcohol is completely hidden..the flavor was lagerish yet had nutty, carmel, and chocolate notes that made it quite tolerable..a tad too easy drinking for 7% honestly

3.1
CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(5ooml bottle) Pours a thin, white head with a copper body. Slight whiskey nose with marshmellow and bubblegum on the palate. Very interesting porter.

3.1
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Ruby in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit,sweet toffee and caramel.

3.1
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
This is a ok Baltic Porter. Roasty, malt, and toffee flavors. Finishes clean, smooth, and creamy.

3.1
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
Bottle at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Deep amber in colour. Aroma of christmas cake, caramel and raisins. Flavour was of caramel, some light malt, plums, light hops. Light body, mild carbonation. Finishes a little on the light side but still an interesting beer.

3.1
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Light brown in color with a thin tan head, this has a caramel aroma with traces of chocolate. Medium-bodied, it’s a straightforward, near dunkel kind of a drink, despite its being a Baltic porter with a stronger abv. Uncomplicated, with a burnt caramel flavor and a mildly sweet finish, it is, nonetheless, a fine drink.


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