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Brewed by Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 7.5%, the production has moved between Aldaris and Saku.

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3.2
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 1, 2002
tastes like a porter - looks like a brown ale. little maltiness - but tastes like it was brewed with some sugar. little bit of hoppiness. flavors of chocolate and coffee. not bad - nothing spectacular.

3.2
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Fairly light colored for a porter. Bubbles sticking to the side of the glass, but they may have more to do with how the glassware is washed than the beer. They diminished after a couple minutes. Rocky, tan head. Fairly, metallic malt aroma. A little spicy. The aroma gets me thinking about all the winter releases I can't wait to drink. A porter with neither chocolate, nor coffee. To be honest, I miss those flavors a little.

3.2
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a small baige head. Light roasted, raisin, liquorice aroma and taste. Medium body and a roasted light sweet finish.

3.2
joergen (29800) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of fruits, coffee and liquorice. Roasted flavour with notes of coffee and fruits. Roasted finish. Fizzy palate.

3.2
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Burnt flavors predominate...scorched caramel/roasted toffee/burnt brown sugar. A little thin-bodied...I usually like my porters more beefy than this, but still OK. Nothing complicated here.

3.2
VastActiv (8088) - 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.

3.2
Turtles (3174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
500ml bottle at My Friends house. Dark brown, small beige head with some lacing. Chocolate nose, herbal and grassy aroma. Light and sweet mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Sweet taste, chocolate,malt, hay and grass. Short dry finish.

3.2
halapablo (166) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 10, 2016
butelka 0,5. Aromatyczne, czuć karmel, wiśnie, słód. oryginalny smak. Choć porter to nie mój ulubiony gatunek to saku trzeba docenić

3.2
pgliszczu (140) - - JUL 9, 2017
Wygląd: Brunatne, klarowne, dość obfita piana, ale dosyć szybko opada.
Aromat: Niestety alkohol, potem trochę czekolady i ciemne słody, owoce - może gdzieś tam w tle. Aromat dość intensywny, ale niezłożony raczej.
Smak: Smak to głównie ciemne słody w postaci czekolady i owoce, których brakowało w aromacie. No raczej pustawo trochę, ale alko już nie ma. A, goryczka raczej przyjemna. Zaznaczone, ale nie przeszkadza.
Odczucie: Wytrawnie, niskie nasycenie, poprawnie
Podsumowanie: Szału nie ma, nasze rodzime portery są raczej lepsze (choć trzeba przyznać, że również mocniejsze), ale też tragedii nie ma, głównym minusem jest jednak lekka pustka i ogólny brak złożoności itd. Na plus goryczka, nienachalna, a jednak zaznaczona i odgrywająca rolę w całości.


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