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Sahalie - The Ale Apothecary

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 180
Gots: 47 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.83% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sahalie is the flagship brand of The Ale Apothecary, brewed year-round of malted barley & wheat and Goschie Farms Cascade Hops. Hop bitterness and acid produced by our house lactobacillus culture provide the balance to the malt and oak structure of the beer. She spends up to 1 year in our oak barrels during a long, relaxed fermentation prior to a month-long dry-hopping (yes, in oak barrels!). 
Our sensory experience is a tropical & citrus fruit nose of apricots, pineapple, and orange produced from yeast esters and hop oils. The palate is tart and pithy, combining earthy and herbal undertones that evolve as the beer warms & opens up within your glass.

(Beer added by: TheBungyo on 10-19-2012)
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atpca

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-26-2014 05:19:06 | More by atpca
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pwoody11

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-24-2014 02:08:19 | More by pwoody11
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cfrobrew

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-20-2014 22:19:59 | More by cfrobrew
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-18-2014 20:38:29 | More by lakersfan16
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-16-2014 10:04:28 | More by beerloverofbham
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crowellbw

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-11-2014 14:19:09 | More by crowellbw
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beertunes

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%

Bottled June 27 '14, split with BA OKComputer. Poured into tall wine glasses. Poured a cloudy yellow color withe a moderate amount of white head that low-moderate retention and low lacing.

The aroma aroma and flavors were were just fantastic, some grain base, some yeast spice, a bit of fruit, a pleasant sourness, and a very dry finish. Drinkability was excellent, next time, I might just keep the whole bottle for myself ;). Overall, a beer that I have a hard time describing, just try it yourself. After I get more.

08-09-2014 21:39:56 | More by beertunes
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bluesfortheredsun

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-09-2014 07:46:34 | More by bluesfortheredsun
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

Thanks to Damon for this bottle.

A - Poured a hazy bright yellow colour; almost opaque. One finger of white head formed on the pour and quickly receded to a thin layer on the top of the beer.

S - Oak and a sour presence show up initially with some grape, citrus, lemon and bready notes also present.

T - Tart, bordering on sour. some fresh citrus and lemon notes show up initially, giving way to a vinous grape presence and toasted oak. A bready malt backbone provides some contrasting sweetness and a mild bitterness from the hopping shows up in the finish. A very complex beer.

M - Medium body. Dry with moderate carbonation.

08-08-2014 01:23:57 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%

The beer pours a dull golden yellow with some sediment and is topped by a generous and foamy white head that coats the inside of the glass. The nose is similar to latache - some house funk, a little grain sweetness, more yeast, and lime zest. The taste is very similar to the nose with semi-sweet cracked grain, a big yeast presence, wood, some tart citrus, and a lingering funk. It's a medium bodied, foamy, funky, grainy saison with a great citrusy, hoppy bitterness, and a complex, semi-dry, slightly boozy finish. This beer is absolutely fantastic and totally worth trying, would definitely recommend.

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dsigmon

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-01-2014 01:43:32 | More by dsigmon
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markcp

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-21-2014 18:41:07 | More by markcp
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vissai

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-19-2014 06:30:01 | More by vissai
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GrumpyBeer

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-15-2014 22:00:10 | More by GrumpyBeer
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2014 23:56:57 | More by papat444
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jackmax

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-10-2014 22:43:10 | More by jackmax
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rowbow

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-10-2014 18:48:25 | More by rowbow
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-10-2014 03:58:38 | More by Mphis
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-30-2014 22:11:25 | More by claspada
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Arkay

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-19-2014 23:50:37 | More by Arkay
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -6%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Light golden yellow. Very hazy. Nice white head.

Smell - Lots of white wine, funk, and oak. Mild acidity. Grainy malt aroma with some lemon and citrus.

Taste - White wine flavors prominent again. Much more sour than the nose implied. Lemon, lactic sourness. The sweetness from pale malt builds and covers the sourness. Herbal flavors linger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Sweet and sour in the same sip. Medium heavy body.

Overall - I had to have this (and all Ale Apothecary beers) a few times to really appreciate it. They are all very complex beers that don't fit into standard molds.

06-16-2014 19:33:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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DCLAguy11

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-11-2014 20:01:10 | More by DCLAguy11
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

I'm giving this full marks for appearance because not only is the beer itself a great, bright mineral tangerine, but the bottle is beautiful too. The twine-tied cork is distinctive and nifty.

Great lemon-driven citrus along with a touch of honey sweetness. Great acidity - not puckering but nearly. Apricot and peach fruitiness. Oak depth throughout. Slight grassiness as well.

I would say this was worth the rather exorbitant price-tag, great stuff.

06-11-2014 01:34:17 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-09-2014 01:00:36 | More by KevMo84
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scottfrie

California

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Reviewed from notes: 750ml bottle into snifter. Thanks Mike!

A: Pours a lemony yellow with a bubbly white head that faded into a fuzzy softy film that left spots of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Funky, creamy, and fruity with notes of peach, apricot, and other stone fruits. Mellow funk.
T: Sour notes of funky stone fruits and golden fruits. Slight bitternes. Light flavors.
M: Medium body, smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation.
O: Tasty and easy to drink. Thanks again Mike.

06-08-2014 21:45:12 | More by scottfrie
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Sahalie from The Ale Apothecary
96 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.