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Sahalie - The Ale Apothecary

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%


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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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-19-2014 05:44:55 | More by sclitch
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

04-19-2014 02:09:58 | More by AlexFields
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-16-2014 03:32:39 | More by funkyaudio
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-14-2014 01:54:35 | More by Daniellobo
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-12-2014 03:47:54 | More by MarkyMOD
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-09-2014 18:55:26 | More by vonnegut21
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Tyrus

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-07-2014 17:22:30 | More by Tyrus
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-07-2014 16:39:10 | More by stevec32
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-07-2014 12:50:31 | More by BMart
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-07-2014 04:48:45 | More by gueuzegossage
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-05-2014 04:01:05 | More by nrs207
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Chingringo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-03-2014 21:50:40 | More by Chingringo
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-01-2014 19:10:18 | More by HoppyBastard2
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-30-2014 17:21:32 | More by YoudownwithABV
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jjdc

District of Columbia

4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge cork pop followed by a gusher. Hazy golden, orange pour. The nose is vinous, tart and slightly funky. This is pretty wine forward -- tastes a bit like a viognier. Oak, grass, grapes, apples, pears, funk and a nice crisp tartness. Well balanced and taut. Perhaps, a little less fruity tha Russian River and similar sours, but still excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 00:13:35 | More by jjdc
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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-28-2014 22:40:39 | More by scotv
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a bright gold color with a slight haze. Tall, large-bubbled stark white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is soft and fruity with a tart pear aroma. White wine and vanilla oak, smells really good.

Taste is unique...very wine-esque with a slight tartness...I wouldnt say full on sour, but fruity and tart are good descriptors. Apricots and pears moreso than darker fruit. Mouthfeel is soft and sweet, fine-bubbled. What I would imagine a slightly sour, fruity trippel to taste like.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 20:37:45 | More by twiggamortis420
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-28-2014 01:52:57 | More by jaywes754
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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

03-24-2014 23:09:40 | More by facesnorth
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-17-2014 20:03:20 | More by JefferyYoung
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into belgian tulip.

Appearance is light fuzzy yellow, hazy with a small creamy white head.

Aroma is juicy brett esters, soft Pinot Grigio, tangerine, Asian pear, white grape, and sweet apricot. Nice fruity yet balanced nose.

On the palate you get more citrus but with lemon, grapefruit dominating with maybe a hint of pineapple. Layered brett profile with must, spicy phenols, and dried stone fruit. Very well integrated into the beer. A little tart but not much. Semi sweet aftertaste. Expected a dryer beer.

Mouthfeel is about right. Light body with medium high carbonation.

Overall a tasty brew. Nice brett character, fruit flavors, and refreshing light body with ample carbonation. Awesome hot weather drinking! This seems to be the most popular of the Ale Apothecarys but I think I slightly proffered Sahati. I will be seeking anything and everything from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:56:00 | More by MarcWP
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kamikazeokami

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-13-2014 19:34:56 | More by kamikazeokami
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-11-2014 20:26:52 | More by dkw0063
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Washington

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-05-2014 16:46:07 | More by ford0626
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Sahalie from The Ale Apothecary
96 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.