Sahalie | The Ale Apothecary

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Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.83%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sahalie is the flagship brand of The Ale Apothecary, brewed year-round of malted barley & wheat and Goschie Farms Cascade Hops. Hop bitterness and acid produced by our house lactobacillus culture provide the balance to the malt and oak structure of the beer. She spends up to 1 year in our oak barrels during a long, relaxed fermentation prior to a month-long dry-hopping (yes, in oak barrels!). 
Our sensory experience is a tropical & citrus fruit nose of apricots, pineapple, and orange produced from yeast esters and hop oils. The palate is tart and pithy, combining earthy and herbal undertones that evolve as the beer warms & opens up within your glass.

Added by TheBungyo on 10-19-2012

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

This beer is a legendary, unique, innovative brew that rivals all beers in the respective category. The beer has a fantastic mouthfeel that finishes dry showing the wine barrel aging. The earthy aroma and a taste truly satisfies, it makes for a true 5/5 brew. The beer has a tart, sour, bitter, hoppy, citrus twist that is so unique and intriguing I find myself salivating at the thought of more. This cabin in the woods brewery, in my opinion presents a new category of beer style as it's so unique. If you have the chance to acquire this monster of a brew do it! the price is steep but the reward is well worth the cost.

Bottom Line: Legendary brew!

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful apricot-tinged pour, slightly cloudy with a craggy, blooming head that really lasts.

The nose is fruity/yeasty with predominant apricot notes which carry over into the flavor, and build into a long, long finish.

The body is mousse-like, and is the ideal support for the apricot-y goodness.

The level of tartness is also ideal, never becoming overbearing, but always in the foreground.

This is one of the best sours I've tried, and is right up there with Nightmare on Brett as prime examples of great Northwest wild ales.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Lamnic
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the greatest beers I've ever had. Wonderful lightly tart sourness. Fruit notes throughout the palate. I never wrote notes on it, but it was one of my favorites of 2014.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml Bottle.

Shipped by a good buddy from Oregon to Nebraska.

Second best sour I have had in my short adventure in Sauerland...

Pours a golden orange hue. Fruity, funky nose. A sweet, tart, fruity explosion of flavor. Unbelievable drinkability. One of the best sours out there. Highly recommended. Seek this beer out.


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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A fascinating, crazy beer. Pours out a golden-orange with generous head. Smells like banana bread spread with various fruited jams and dry-hopped. I got pineapple, banana, orange, apricot, fig... just a ton of crazy flavor. Carbonation and finish is sharp yet pleasingly smooth. This beer is super complex, yet very drinkable. I will definitely seek it out again.

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4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Murky apricot, sunshine, and OJ hues with a generous 5mm white head
S: Granny Smith apples, oak, tangerines, and honeycomb
T: Grapefruit, light citrus, honey, grass, lemons, and a gentleman's amount of funk
F: Bordering on thick with a crisp, dry finish and a nice lingering acidity
O: This was a simply gorgeous beer. Beautifully integrated elements ranging from a crisp and oaky white wine to a balanced funky wild ale with a delicate sweetness provided by a honey note. Despite the differences in style, this reminded me of a slightly more funky Hill Farmstead Anna (or a poor man's Ann!) I get why people are not in love with the price tag on this one, but man, the craft beer scene is catching up with the wine scene. For a quality bottle like Sahalie, I have no problems paying up! Cheers.

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Sahalie from The Ale Apothecary
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 450 ratings
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