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Sahalie - The Ale Apothecary

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 179
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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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

07-30-2013 07:50:30 | More by largadeer
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

10-10-2013 17:50:54 | More by Boston_Steve
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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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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tewaris

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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.

04-23-2013 05:33:19 | More by tewaris
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HopHead84

California

3.7/5  rDev -15.1%

7/30/2013

Bottle from a very generous Luke. Thanks! Snifter. January 2013 batch.

A: I'm surprised there isn't a cage on this. Strange. It opens with a massive pop. Transparent yellow gold with three fingers of white foam. Excellent retention. Nice looking beer.

S: Floral and grassy notes blend with a light graham cracker sweetness. There's some lemon, white grape, oak, and perfumey character.

T: More of that graham cracker sweetness with lemon, vanilla, and orange. This is pretty sweet. There's a good amount of white grape character, as well as a light spiciness.

M: Medium body with high carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

Overall: A nice vinous Saisonesque beer. Sweeter than one would expect but still enjoyable. I just noticed the ABV is nearly 10%. Interesting. I wouldn't have guessed it was nearly that high.

08-21-2013 19:56:33 | More by HopHead84
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leschkie

California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

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Massachusetts

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Texas

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Pennsylvania

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.3%

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of vinous notes with some tart notes clearly identifiable. Taste is a mix between some vinous notes with some tart notes and light funky yeast undertones. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very solid mix between complex Brett notes with well-balanced acidity level.

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Sahalie from The Ale Apothecary
96 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.