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Sah'tea - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,602 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,602
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 128
Gots: 157 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Light amber, tones of large floaties that whitish all through the glass. Little to no off white head. Some carbonation evident.

S: Exotic spices like cardamon and nutmeg, along with an additional white wood glue scent, and a Belgian yeast scent. Its lively and bright.

T: Follows the nose and gets even more intense with a sour and slightly bitter limburger like bite, and the spices which are many linger in the mouth. The drying tannic quality of the black tea is also present, perhaps the alcohol adds to this drying nature. Other than this, the alcohol is very well hidden. Exotic and spicy.

M: Medium, drying yet syrupy, medium carbonation.

O: I really like this one and find it redemptive of many of Dogfishead’s history based brews which I found disappointing This one is packed with taste and leaves me wanting to drink more.

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Sah'tea from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,602 ratings.