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Sahati - The Ale Apothecary

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 94
Gots: 32 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Sahti |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 07-01-2013

SAHATI is our interpretation of traditional Finnish sahti. Starting with a 200-year old Engelmann spruce tree felled on brewery property, we created our own kuurna (an ancient Scandinavian lauter tun) to separate the wort from the grain during brewing. The bottom of the kuurna is layered with spruce branches; the needles act as a natural filter and impart resinous oils into the wort. The hollowed-out trunk of the tree also contributes spruce essence and structure from the raw wood. The beer is made of barley & rye malts along with a sparing addition of Goschie Farms Cascade hops and is brewed just a few times per year.
 SAHATI is in many ways the very definition of The Ale Apothecary, where complex flavors arrive from the very methods used for production…the result is the process impacts the flavor profile at least as much as the ingredients themselves.
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle. Split with the wife.

Pours a nice bright orange that has some hazy notes to it as well. Bright with some amber hues. Nice 1 inch dense white head that is very dense and almost creamy.

Nice woody notes are present in the nose. Spruce notes are present along with some mild almost minty freshness.

Flavor is quite complex. Wow. Pine notes that aren't too intense but just right and refreshing. Notes of mild juicy tartness. Unripe pineapple and slightly sweet peach juice is present. The mixes between the pine/spruce and the fruity juice notes are marvelous. Slight wild tartness with some nice oak notes are present as well.

Mouthfeel is intersting. Almost thick and oily but balanced with the intense dense carbonation.

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4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an exceptionally clear copper tone with 1-2 fingers of tight off-white head.

S: Light tropical notes of pineapple together with peaches balanced by fresh cut pine, as opposed to pine sap. Hints of apricot juice, buttery oak and lemon juice together with a mustiness on the finish.

T: Grape skin mustiness, oak butterness, underripe pineapple, apricots and lemon juice balanced out by light pine notes. Extreamly complex.

M: Medium bodied with tight and active carbonation.

O: Very complex and intriguing, this beer does not disappoint and is well worth the price.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear gold hue with a thin head that faded to leave thin lacing. 4

S - Aromas of nice fruity hops, peaches and pineapple. Real nice spruce and pine notes, the spruce is super balanced. Interesting.4.25

T - Taste is lightly funky, definitely some wild stuff happening. Super complex, for almost being 10% the alcohol is hidden incredibly well. The spruce and pine are rather subdued but there. Nice light lemons, sweet malts. Once again, super complex. 4.25

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden completely like usual. 4.25

O - Overall this beer was super complex, I do wish there was more spruce notes though. That being said, real happy with it. 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle

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Sahati from The Ale Apothecary
94 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.