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Sahalie - The Ale Apothecary


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Ratings: 152
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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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is batch 2, bottled 27SEP12
ABV 10.54%

Pours a light straw yellow with a fine white sheet. Nose orgy. So, I've never had sex in my nose, but this is like being educated by someone well adapted to teaching different angles, speeds, depths, etc. So, up front, the manure funk, nice something I can't finger - maybe a bit of anise/wormwood character with a bit of soaked wood. Super complex nose. A nice farm character, really deep character. There's a good fantome, hill farmstead depth to this beer. Thin bodied with a fine, velvety carb and an ambitiously intriguing finish. Kinda dry, kinda cloying. There is a touch of sweetness.

Certainly this is a wild ale, but not in the "traditional" sense - really insane, not tart/sour like most expect. If you though BRUX was fun and interesting, this will blow your goddam cranium to pieces.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 06:35:05 | More by harrymel
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4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, talk about a spectacular beer.

Pours honey gold with almost no head. Minimal carbonation.

Nose is tangerine, orange, lemon, and oak.

Holy shit this is good! The dry hopping compliments the sourness and funk perfectly. They sprint side by side with the subtle oak bringing up the rear and it works like a charm. Amazingly, the near 10% ABV is almost completely camouflaged.

I love the mouth on this one. Carbonation is laid back and makes for a full feeling mouth. Great stuff.

I really wish I lived closer to Bend to buy this stuff more often. I guess it just means I need to visit Bend more often to pick it up. Poor me.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 06:14:18 | More by TheBungyo
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Sahalie from The Ale Apothecary
96 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.