1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sahati - The Ale Apothecary

Not Rated.
SahatiSahati

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 66
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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)
View: Beers (7) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Beerandboards:
Photo of Beerandboards
Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-25-2013 02:24:53 | More by Beerandboards
More User Reviews:
Photo of iL0VEbeer
iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-21-2014 20:57:36 | More by iL0VEbeer
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2014 16:56:45 | More by tectactoe
Photo of Rochefort10nh
Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2014 00:57:17 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 15:40:04 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Photo of mrebeka
mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-12-2014 22:17:28 | More by mrebeka
Photo of jackmax
jackmax

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-10-2014 22:43:31 | More by jackmax
Photo of SadMachine
SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-10-2014 04:13:36 | More by SadMachine
Photo of ShaneTheWalrus
ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-16-2014 14:38:20 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
Photo of Callmecoon
Callmecoon

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-09-2014 04:52:54 | More by Callmecoon
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Batch 1/9/14.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige 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 sour with malt, grain, earth, Brett, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium 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 very good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and quite sour.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 19:07:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of ACB
ACB

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-03-2014 16:49:27 | More by ACB
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-02-2014 03:48:24 | More by chinchill
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 07:03:10 | More by drewone
Photo of ThePorterSorter
ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2014 15:52:24 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of hooliganlife
hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-23-2014 19:35:27 | More by hooliganlife
Photo of unclekeith
unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-22-2014 05:44:35 | More by unclekeith
Photo of yancot
yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2014 19:22:53 | More by yancot
Photo of Veliksta1
Veliksta1

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this was an interesting one. Ale Apothecary has created a new category of sour with Sahati.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with an slight orange hue and a big foamy head.

It literally smells like the fresh outdoors. Pine needles, sap, fresh cut grass and lemon. Definitely some funk in the smell, but the pine dominates.

The smell carries right over into the taste. Very earthy, wood, a bit oily but that didn't bother me one bit. This is mother nature at it's finest. It's all about the dominant pine taste with this one. Very well carbonated, almost champagne-like.

The high ABV is not detectable at all. I could see this growing on some as they drink it, but this had me from the moment I smelled it. Thank you @BourbonBob for sharing.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 17:32:10 | More by Veliksta1
Photo of Holland
Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2014 15:59:24 | More by Holland
Photo of Brandywine
Brandywine

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-26-2014 22:21:13 | More by Brandywine
Photo of AlexFields
AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-26-2014 22:04:48 | More by AlexFields
Photo of 604growler
604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-26-2014 05:30:53 | More by 604growler
Photo of scotv
scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 12:16:02 | More by scotv
Photo of woodchip
woodchip

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-12-2014 16:35:31 | More by woodchip
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sahati from The Ale Apothecary
94 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.