Sahati | The Ale Apothecary

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary
Oregon, United States
thealeapothecary.com

Style: Finnish Sahti

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
SAHATI is our interpretation of traditional Finnish sahti. Starting with a 200-year old Engelmann spruce tree felled on brewery property, we created our own kuurna (an ancient Scandinavian lauter tun) to separate the wort from the grain during brewing. The bottom of the kuurna is layered with spruce branches; the needles act as a natural filter and impart resinous oils into the wort. The hollowed-out trunk of the tree also contributes spruce essence and structure from the raw wood. The beer is made of barley & rye malts along with a sparing addition of Goschie Farms Cascade hops and is brewed just a few times per year.
 SAHATI is in many ways the very definition of The Ale Apothecary, where complex flavors arrive from the very methods used for production…the result is the process impacts the flavor profile at least as much as the ingredients themselves.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 07-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,512
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
144
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
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129
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Trade:
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Nice enough looking initially but the cloudy dregs must've accounted for 1/3 of the bottle or more. Impressive integration of spruce into a beer with it really coming out on the aftertaste. Rather tart on the first sip but afterwards the sourness wasn't that noticeable on the tongue but my stomach definitely was not pleased with the acidity. Never had anything else quite like it. Never would've guessed this was 9% ABV. This is my first beer from them but the base beer (i.e. without the spruce) seems like it must be outstanding.

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Sahati from The Ale Apothecary
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 144 ratings