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Sahti - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 46
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Norway

Style | ABV
Sahti |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A cooperation between Norewgian brewery Nøgne Ø and Swedish brewery Dugges, this is their interpretation of the traditional Finnish style.

Brewed with malt, hops, rye, wheat, sea wormwood, juniper twigs, honey and yeast from Belgium, Germany and Britain.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 12-02-2008)
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Photo of Bananaman
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

This was really interesting, both Dugges and Nøgne Ø are great breweries, so I was psyched to try their interpretation of the traditional drink from Finland, Sahti.

The beer pours a brown-orange-yellow color with a fine white-beige head. The bottle is really nice aswell.

Aroma holds a lot of Juniper pines but also notes of caramel and honey. Some Belgian-ish yeast notes aswell. Nice!

Taste is pretty similar to the smell. Lots of juniper pines and honey, but with a nice touch of dried fruits.

Bananaman, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of kittylitter
2.95/5  rDev -23.4%

Rich foam, which collapses pretty quickly, At first the smell is much like a Belgian spontaneously fermented beer, but after a while the honey aroma dominates. The taste is rather sweet, again with honey. Reminds me of meed, but even if there is no hops in this beer, there is a slight bitterness, which I guess comes from the juniper berries. Rather interesting beer, and I am an experience richer for trying it. But I'll probably not drink it again.

kittylitter, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of ricke
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Vintage 2008 (brewed 2008-09-16, batch nr. 382). Serving date: 2009-03-16. Best before: 2013-09-16. Served in snifter.

Brewed with juniper twigs, sea wormwood and heather flower honey.

A: Amber colored, very hazy with plenty of floaters in the liquid. 1 cm slightly off-white head that leaves minimal lacings.

S: Very fresh and somewhat tart. Plenty of honey and newly cut flowers. Hard to tell what aromas come from the hops considering all the stuff they brewed this one with, but I still think I can detect some distinct hop aromas here. Plenty of yeast with a Belgian character. Some herbs.

T: Very powerful taste of honey hits the palate. Lots of floral flavors, almost a little perfumy. Some pine-forest is noticeable, but the juniper twigs they brewed this one with is hardly detectably. Plenty of Belgian yeast. Some herbs, soft candy and caramel. All in all, its very sweet, but still rather round and soft. Quite good, actually. The finish is characterized by an almost complete lack of bitterness. Instead, here are plenty of warm and spicy alcohol, some honey residuals and bread-like malts.

M: Very good. A successful combination of a rather full body, creamy texture and plenty of carbonation. Towards the end, when the carbonation decreases, it almost feels chewy. Excellent.

D: This is a not your average kind of beer. It's definitely interesting and to a great extent quite good, so it's a rather successful experiment. It is well composed and nothing seems really out of place. However, I think I would have liked the alcohol to be somewhat less prominent, and perhaps the honey is a little too much in some sips. Also, I think it would have been nice if both the juniper twigs and sea wormwood they used in the brewing were more noticeable. But all in all, quite tasty, and most definitely interesting.

ricke, Mar 17, 2009
Photo of baggio
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottled@Home

A: Hazy yellowish color with a minimal head.

S: Spices, Honey (alot), Yeast, Herbs.

T: Honey, Caramel, Spices, Belgian yeast, Hops.

M: Lots of honey and it is very dominating. Not as sweet as one would expect tho!

An interesting beer but in no way a true sahti. More like a spiced up belgian. Worth a try!

baggio, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of Sigmund
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

A special twist on the Finnish style Sahti, brewed at Nøgne Ø in cooperation between Dugges Brewery, Sweden, and Nøgne Ø of Norway. Brewed with rye and wheat, sea wormwood from the Swedish archipelago, juniper twigs from the Norwegian forests, honey from heather flowers in Telemark and three selected yeast strains from Belgium, Germany and Britain, and of course, some malt and hops too.

500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11%. Deep golden colour, slightly hazy / honeyish, with a big off-white head. Very nice aroma of juniper, heather honey and hops. The mouthfeel is rich, warming and alcoholic. The flavour has loads of honey (too much) and malty sweetness. Notes of juniper too, very moderate bitterness. Interesting, but too sweet. A fairly nice sipping beer all the same.

Sigmund, Dec 02, 2008
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Sahti from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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