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Sahalie - The Ale Apothecary

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 175
Gots: 44 | 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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Reviews by tewaris:
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Ryan for sharing this one. Comes in a very hipster "cork and string" bottle ... yup, string. Poured golden/peachy/light amber with a medium head and medium haze to it. Smells overpoweringly of flowers and phenols... some were turned off, I found it interesting but not a tasty aroma. Moving on... thatnkfully the taste was not of flowers: somewhat tart, quite phenolic and with an odd bitterness that I wasn't the biggest fan of. Fine on the mouthfeel but not as drinkable.

Also, if the ABV listed is to be trusted, hid its alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 05:33:19 | More by tewaris
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 21:45:12 | More by scottfrie
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2014 21:21:53 | More by leftoverburrito
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mc4z

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-07-2014 21:09:05 | More by mc4z
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-07-2014 01:02:32 | More by BeerBucks
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

06-04-2014 06:46:07 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Batch 1/25/14.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, yeast, funk, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, funk, and white wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 05:24:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-01-2014 03:31:24 | More by Holland
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NRo

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-29-2014 18:03:15 | More by NRo
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-26-2014 04:04:54 | More by Braden
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-23-2014 23:11:42 | More by dfhhead25
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split with rudzud.

Date October 18, 2013??? Date is double printed so not quite sure.

Nice fizzy fluffy head that fades fairly quickly after hitting almost 2 fingers, messy lacing, hazy blond color.

Nose is phenomenal, fresh tart fruit, peach apricot like, little sweet like almost candy, very very light on sourness, little vinous note, wine barrel like, with nice lacto sour funk, big Brett sour funk too, really nice, so floral and effervescent.

Taste is great too, phenomenal, fresh stone fruit, great peach and apricot with great tart fruit, then sourness, great lacto funk and mild Brett funk, great floral Brett funk. Nice vinous wine, little wine itself flavor. Dry tart funk, little sour flemmy lacto finish, nice funk, delicious fruit lingering too on the finish.

Mouth is a bit over carbonated, but booze is hidden very well.

Overall phenomenal,

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 01:38:31 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a wonderful golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of super floral, peach, stone fruit, perfume, brett funk. Just so much going on with the nose. Incredible.

T - Taste is super funky lacto brett peach, funky awesome. Creamy, Delicious, good solid funky wild, loads of lacto. The wine notes are huge, super vinous deliciousness. absurdly good. Lives up to the hype.

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated, alcohol is hidden super well. Ridiculous.

O - Overall this beer was absurdly good, phenomenal nose and flavor. Almost want to call shenanigans on the ABV but yeah, incredible.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 00:36:05 | More by rudzud
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-14-2014 17:47:43 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-12-2014 06:19:30 | More by yancot
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

05-10-2014 02:55:13 | More by hollywood_15063
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Sahalie from The Ale Apothecary
96 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.