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Sah'tea - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,658 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 138
Gots: 171 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

gory4d, Sep 04, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of chai
Head small (< 2 cm), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to partial 2 mm ring
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, cloudy
Flavor begins with chai then the juniper rolls in; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3, Overall 3.625. Final weighted score: 3.9.
This is a surprisingly good beer in which the chai and juniper balance and complement each other. This never tastes like gin and the alcohol is totally hidden.

Ozzylizard, Sep 04, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

CeeDoggyPhresh, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Oops, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Zekenyce, Aug 31, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Mgm54, Aug 27, 2014
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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.

wethorseblanket, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Leschber, Aug 24, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

ChipChaight, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

aoampm, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

domnalbrecc, Aug 23, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Modernrickk, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

rjbrenn3, Aug 21, 2014
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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.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Abbbp, Aug 20, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Paul68, Aug 16, 2014
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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

bleedsblu, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

GearHaiku, Aug 15, 2014
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WoostaBia, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Ristaccia, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

onlymurderers, Aug 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Svendozen, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Moonshae_D, Aug 06, 2014
Sah'tea from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.