Sah'tea - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Just had on-tap at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg.
First off, the abv is 9%.
Appearance was a bright yellow, a little cloudy but fairly bright.
Smell contained many spices, cardamom and orange being the most predominant.
Taste - despite the very interesting way it was made and the rare ingredients, it tasted like a pretty standard hefeweizen to me. Very well-balanced, in fact, which is rare for Dogfish Head. Spices did not dominate. I could tell it was more complex than most hefeweizens, but it was hard to distinguish why.
Mouthfeel was fairly light, normal for its style.
Drinkability - fairly good because of its balance.
Overall, I was slightly disappointed. Dogfish Head is my favorite brewery, but this and the Theobroma, despite the unique ingredients and history behind them, have not had the punch that their other rarer beers have. Sah'tea is definitely worth a try, especially for hefeweizen lovers, but the taste wasn't anything exceptional.
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2009 20:08:15 | More by WorldWideStout
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Slightly clouded yellow-orange, loose particles of sediment. Negligible head retention. Bright!
S: Vibrant spices, just like a chai tea- ginger, clove, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon (not at all subtle). Color me impressed!
T: Same as above, with the addition of some lightly bitter hops (or maybe juniper), black tea in the far back. A few sips verge on the downright heated spice. A considerable amount of sweetness.
M: Lightly syrupy, nothing cloying, and still fluid and light.
O: Damn good! Liberal in the additives, but carefully meted and balanced by one another. Surely not a typical style, but if you have an open mind you will at least be able to appreciate this one (and if not send it to me!)
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 06:36:33 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
3.91/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong juniper, sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, hint of alcohol, cream, hint of rye. Fits the style of a Sahti. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of juniper, sweet malt, grass, earthy malt, rye, biscuit, slight tea, and alcohol. Overall, an interesting brew, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 13:35:47 | More by Tone
Sah'tea from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,602 ratings.