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Sah'tea - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,625 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,625
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 138
Gots: 165 | FT: 4
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Sahti |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Ancient Ale is a modern take on a 9th-century Finnish beer.

The wort for Sah'tea is caramelized over white-hot river rocks, and the beer is fermented with a German weizen yeast. In addition to juniper berries foraged from the Finnish countryside, Sah'tea is flavored with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper.

The spicing is subtle and balanced, and Sah'tea is a highly-quaffable, truly unique brew with a full mouthfeel.

6 IBU

(Beer added by: DarkerTheBetter on 09-28-2008)
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wethorseblanket

California

3.93/5  rDev +1%

750ml bottle.

A: Pours a hazy sunburst orange under a solid one-finger thick white frothy head which eventually fades to the rim leaving splotches of lace.

N: Juniper is smelled 2 feet away, chai spices (cloves, orange peel, cardamom), very herbal.

T: Complex intermesh of booze, mild tartness, rye and chai spice, juniper, orange peel, mint, malt, floral and herbal notes.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Exotic and alluring herbal spiced finish.

O: Interesting. Just when I think I've had my last sip I'm drawn back for another. Impressed and well done Sam.

08-24-2014 22:16:35 | More by wethorseblanket
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Leschber

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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ChipChaight

New York

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

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California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Modernrickk

California

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

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rjbrenn3

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%

Probably my favorite from the ancient ales line from Dogfish. Pours a golden yellow with almost a rose hue to it. The smell was full of spice, mint, sage, as well as a ton of clove. The taste was really nice in my opinion. Starts of mild and herby and seems to grow till there is a bite of mint at the end which made for a much more refreshing beer than I had anticipated. Overall I found it quite the enjoyable find.

08-20-2014 15:19:43 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

WTF, where , bring back the format for the reviews. This is my third from Dogfish head ancient ales and this might be the beast so far. Its brewed with Black chai tea and with white hot rocks, hell yeah dogfish.

Served from an ice cold bottle into a glass.

Appearance: A golden yellow , thick not transparent with a lot of carbonation. It had a 1/4 inch head with a vigorous pour.

Smell: It smells of tea and fruit, mmmmmmmmmmmm.

Mouth feel: It tastes of tea and the mouth feel is thick but not so great it overpowers. It tingles in the mouth from carbonation, who doesn't love a little tingle.

Taste: Fruit and black tea , this is my favorite ale so far and at 9 % ABV it will kick you in the sack.

BleedsBlu recommends, Drink it

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Massachusetts

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Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Sah'tea from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,625 ratings.