Sahati | The Ale Apothecary

SahatiSahati
BA SCORE
4.29/5
142 Ratings
SahatiSahati
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#1,312
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
142
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
28
Trade:
3
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Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle. Split with the wife.

Pours a nice bright orange that has some hazy notes to it as well. Bright with some amber hues. Nice 1 inch dense white head that is very dense and almost creamy.

Nice woody notes are present in the nose. Spruce notes are present along with some mild almost minty freshness.

Flavor is quite complex. Wow. Pine notes that aren't too intense but just right and refreshing. Notes of mild juicy tartness. Unripe pineapple and slightly sweet peach juice is present. The mixes between the pine/spruce and the fruity juice notes are marvelous. Slight wild tartness with some nice oak notes are present as well.

Mouthfeel is intersting. Almost thick and oily but balanced with the intense dense carbonation.

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Sahati from The Ale Apothecary
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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