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Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rotin (1385) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle 0.5l. Dark red to brown colored. AROMA- dark caramel, prunes, raisins. FLAVOR- neutral, roasted malts, dakr caramel, touch of alcohol. Medium bodied.
Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (4329) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle from Biernavigatie. Aroma is dark malt, dried dark fruits, raisins, cocoa, sweet milk chocolate, caramel, with a touch of coffee. Flavour is fairly sweet and light bitter. Body is medium. Some tasty chocolate and dark malt in the aroma., enjoyable, especially for an industrial-brewed Porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
promontor (147) - HUNGARY - MAY 1, 2017
0.5l bottle from a Polish supermarket (Krakow or Wroclaw). Dark, thick, almost black body. Silky, thick, brown head. Not very persistent but still I had time to taste it, sweet taste mixed with roasted nuts and some sourness of rye bread. The beer itself has similar taste. Dominantly sweet. But then you have quite a lot of complexity: roasted nuts, almond, red fruits. Next sip offers cocoa and milk chocolate. And so on, complexity rules. Silky mouthfeel moderate carbonation, rather seductive. Sweet aftertaste accompanied by some roasted bitterness. Very well composed complex dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3855) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2017
Bottle. Only mid brown really with a beige head that’s soon a coat. Aroma has roast, coffee, dried fruit (figs, sultanas), caramel. 7- So it tastes. There’s a bit of grassy bitterness too. On the bockish end of these, but a nice beer nonetheless. Just a little more grunt form the roasted side of things or a little more bitterness would have been good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1547) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2017
500ml bottle from Carrefour Express, Warsaw (3.99 PLN):
This one was quite a big, strong beer that opened with a lot of sweetness thanks to the chocolate & caramel flavours sitting on top of a sugary base & some warming alcohol nearer the end. There was a nice complexity to this one as well as a good balance, I felt it was slightly stronger than a 6.9% beer should be but it was still highly drinkable & one well worth trying; I’d go as far as to say that I’d have it again if it was more readily available in the UK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2017
Pours black with a small head. Nose shows caramel fudge, toasty malt and vegemite. Flavours include caramel, booze, liquorice, sweet sugary malt. A bit cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neandertaal (56) - ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2017
Ei midagi pőrutavat, aga pole ka midagi ette heita. Suurtootjate parim rüübe.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phfyysik (1228) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2017
Pours dark brown with high beige head. Aroma is caramel, butter, some malts, brown sugar, metallic, nuts. Taste is roast, caramel, some nuts, light bitter, metallic, some vegetable. High carbonisation. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czlowiekwiadro (902) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2017
zapach słodowy, karmelowy, lekko podpalany ale zasadniczo słodki, trochę toffi i śmietany gdzieś w tle, do tego dość silny alkohol. kolor ciemnobrązowy, pod światło ciemnorubinowy, klarowny i przejrzysty. piana beżowa, raczej mało obfita i niezbyt trwała. w smaku pełne, słodkie, słodowe, wyraźnie palone, popiołowe, mocny, palony karmel, kawa zbożowa i alkohol. goryczka wyraźna i spora, ale nie dominująca, palona, karmelowa i alkoholowa. piwo jest dość lekkie w ustach, zaskakująco mało gęste jak na mocniejszego portera. nasycenie średnio wysokie.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mclaren14 (299) - ŁódĽ, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Aromat: z butelki paloność, ciemny chleb i trochę czekolady, ze szkła podobnie, ale dochodzą nuty karmelowe, które w połączeniu ze słodką czekoladą wchodzą na pierwszy plan, lagerowa słodowość w tle Wygląd: barwa ciemnobrunatna z rubinowymi refleksami, piana drobnobańkowa, obfita, ładnie koronkuje, ale dosyć szybko opada Smak: dosyć słodki, lekko wodnisty, czekoladowy, przypieczona skórka od chleba, lekko słony, goryczka na niskim poziomie, ale przyjemna Podniebienie: średnie nagazowanie, pełnia wysoka w kierunku średniej, pijalność taka sobie, lekko wyklejające Podsumowanie: trochę brakuje treściwości i szlachetności, zalatuje wzmocnionym ciemnym lagerem, niemniej jednak jest całkiem przyzwoite


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