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style
Brewed by Pihtla õlleköök
Style: Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu
Pihtla, Saaremaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Õllemeister Arvet Välin valmistama vaalea koduõlu ohra- ja karamellimaltaasta.

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3.2
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2009
Handbottled from SOPP.
Murky medium grey orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy yeasty, barnyard, banana, overripped banana, spiced - juniper, caramel, sahti-like fruity esters. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20090803]

2.9
anders37 (26987) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Growler @ chriso. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty yeasty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty spicy finish.

3.8
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Handbottled from SOPP. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is banana, quite spicy as well as some yeast and berries. Flavour is very much the same. Quite wellbalanced and also had kept very fresh during the trip to London.

3.5
Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Draft at Porgu. Cloudy golden color. Herbal juniper aroma. Taste is herbal forest. Tasty.

3.9
omhper (25720) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
Draught at SOPP, Helsinki. My first ever koduõlu! Muddy straw colour, some head. Sahti-like aroma of sourdough, banana and bubblegum. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Rye bread,m spicy hops and bubblegum. Low bitterness. Relaxed, mildly rusti and nicely drinkable. Really good!

2.6
Beerhunter111 (22409) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2016
Trübes goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch trocken floral hopfig, grasig, hefig. Geschmack leicht säuerlich fruchtig, grasig, trocken, floral, interessant.

3
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
From hand bottle, 3 August 2009. Thanks to the TBone for bringing it over. Sweetish and milky. Some spicy and herbal notes. Obvious parallels with Sahti. Unusual and interesting. Palatable too. I’d like to try this fresh on home turf.

2.8
harrisoni (19318) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
At Chriso Pre Gbbf 2011. Thanks to fatphil. Cloudy light gold. Thick white head. Its not great. Some cereal. Bit of herb. Not great a little creamy and touch of toast.

3.9
TBone (18212) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2005
Oak cask, handbottled
This is original farmhouse ale from Saaremaa island, Estonia - their version of Finnish sahti - "taluõlu" (=house beer) or "koduõlu" (=home beer). This is made from barley malts, juniper, baking yeast and Hallertau-hops. Very interesting brew for my 2000th rating.
Pale hazy yellow-orange color, not much head. Strong dry nose of junipers. Medium-bodied. Flat but crisp, citric notes. Juniper and oaky flavors dominate, typical sahti-like fruity esters, especially in the finish. Very (dangerously) drinkable, alcohol gives nice kick but is not dominating. Overall fantastic sahti - as good as its Finnish brothers - I would like to join Õlletoober (Saaremaa sahti festival) next summer.

3.6
FatPhil (17063) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Rating it at its peak only.
Draught (SOPP2009)
Day 1 - Pale, cloudy, tiny head. Leafy juniper aroma. Full smooth body. Hugely herby and vegetal taste - herby grassy retronasals. Long grassy bitter finish. Dry compared to a sahti, and with more details. Good light grains.
Day 2 - Much sweeter and closer to Finnish sahti.
Day 3 - Back to being dry and even more vegetal.
Rerate: Tap (Porgu, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:15=3.7)
Looks like a full-bodied cloudy wheat beer, small tight persistent head. Best sample ever, So wheaty, but tons of herbal juniper. Full and smooth. Delicious, so fresh, so goddamn fresh. This is what the brewer drinks. Gorgeous. I have had about 100 pints of this which I didn’t rerate, but I finally realised I should tell the world how dam good this beer is when fresh.


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