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Sahati - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
94
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 81
Gots: 29 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Sahti |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 07-01-2013)
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
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

rudzud, Sep 29, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 1, 2013
Another thanks to rudzud for splitting.

Huge fizzy head fades weirdly big bubbles, mostly clear golden almost orange color. 4

Nose big pineapple and spruce pine out front, little sweet candy, almost gingerbread like, gingersnap, orange candy creamy, decent pine in general but not a ton, little oaky note, little wine too. 4.5

Taste fair pine and spruce, nut not crazy pine, fair pine fur tree, with herbal notes, little lemon tartness, slight creamy, some mild oak and vinous touch. Little flemmy funky feel, fruity notes, etc. Complex and blended well. Finish is dry, nice bitter spruce pine tree, little lemon tart acidic bite ava flemmy notes, light funk, light lemon pledge too. 4.25

Mouth med bod, nice carb, little booze late. 4

Overall decent, nice balance enjoyable. 4.25

jlindros, Sep 19, 2014
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Sahati from The Ale Apothecary
94 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.