Ode To Sahti
MobCraft Beer

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Style:
Finnish Sahti
ABV:
6.8%
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Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 8.1%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
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MobCraft Beer
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Photo of defunksta
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip at 45 degrees,

Look: Pours a beautiful dark brown, but slightly copper, amber color. Definitely a copper tint. Opaque, but completely. A pale white head that is not quite faint.
Aroma: Smell of mostly cocoa, but floral and grassy
Taste: Pine and grass at the forefront. However it is sweetened by roasted chocolate, caramel, and toasty breaded malts that lingers on the tongue. There is a slight leathery and earthy funk present from the wild yeast. No sourness detected. Nor bitter as the malted sweetness comes forward quickly. My only complaint is that the pine and floral favors fade away into the breaded malts as the beer sits.
Feel: Medium bodied and minimal to medium carbonation. Slightly resiny.

Overall: This is an excellent beer. It encompassess a piney flavor without the hop bitterness we have come to expect in a west-coast IPA. Pine, grass, and earth flavors from the juniper and spruce, however it finishes like a darker, sweeter, and malt focused beer. This beer magically combines the hop flavor of an IPA with the sweetness of a dubbel or bock beer. Quite a masterpiece really. Would recommend to anyone who likes IPAs, Belgian Saisons, or darker, malty beers.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured the color of rusty water with a white head.

Smell - The spice came through in the nose with a big spruce and ginger presence.

Taste - At the front, it comes off as a semi-sweet white wine. The profile is bery grapey with hints of spice, including ginger, orange, and juniper. There is a dry oaky presence toward the back.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation really dries out the aftertaste. I am tempted to take a glass of water with each sip as a chaser.

Overall - Sahti is a rare but delicious style. This is a nice attempt, but leans too dry.

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Ode To Sahti from MobCraft Beer
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 8 ratings