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Sahalie - The Ale Apothecary

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 181
Gots: 54 | 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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5/5  rDev +14.4%

This beer is a legendary, unique, innovative brew that rivals all beers in the respective category. The beer has a fantastic mouthfeel that finishes dry showing the wine barrel aging. The earthy aroma and a taste truly satisfies, it makes for a true 5/5 brew. The beer has a tart, sour, bitter, hoppy, citrus twist that is so unique and intriguing I find myself salivating at the thought of more. This cabin in the woods brewery, in my opinion presents a new category of beer style as it's so unique. If you have the chance to acquire this monster of a brew do it! the price is steep but the reward is well worth the cost.

Bottom Line: Legendary brew!

themind, Aug 31, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best brews I have had in the past 12 months which is saying something considering the Three Floyd's, Huna, and Half Acre brews I was privileged to drink. Those pineapple notes were exceptional. I will be ecstatic to share my other bottle with my friends during Fall tailgates! Can't wait to try the Sahati

BuckeyeFaninMI, Feb 16, 2014
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4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

rudzud, May 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Darrell for sharing. Also huge thanks to boralyl for getting me out a bottle of this. Bottled Novemver 9, 2012.

Pours a lightly cloudy light straw color. Nice fluffy head with good retention. The nose contains light sulfur, cheese, wheat, and hay. Some backing lemon and other faint citrus. Really extraordinarily complex and interesting. The flavor ups the lemon and brings really integrates everything beautifully. Acidity is a fantastic component in the background without being too heavy. A bit of backing wine with a touch of pepper and phenols.

Absolutely fantastic. I'm blown away by this beer.

Thorpe429, Mar 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
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,

jlindros, May 21, 2014
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Sahalie from The Ale Apothecary
96 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.