Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Ranked #6
Ranked #17,275
3.88 | pDev: 14.43%
Jul 16, 2022
Sep 28, 2008
Very Good
Notes: This Ancient Ale is a modern take on a 9th-century Finnish beer.

The wort for Sah'tea is caramelized over white-hot river rocks, and the beer is fermented with a German weizen yeast. In addition to juniper berries foraged from the Finnish countryside, Sah'tea is flavored with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper.

The spicing is subtle and balanced, and Sah'tea is a highly-quaffable, truly unique brew with a full mouthfeel.

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Rated: 3.81 by Shiredave from New York

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois

Oct 03, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by mmmbeerNY from New York

Aug 17, 2020
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 17, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by jak from North Carolina

Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Mar 31, 2020
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Rated by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
this brew was an absolute experience. loved every second of it.
Mar 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by rjd722 from Maryland

Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by csfcmitchell from Texas

May 29, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by HungarianCount from California

May 28, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by chiefz1 from New York

Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by robrio89 from Connecticut

Oct 01, 2017
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Rated by BEER88 from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not bad for the style!
Sep 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Due to the shape of the bottle and the eagerness of the beer, this pours slappy and loud, growing a large, off-white foam dying to a persistent blanket leaving reaching lace. A ton of unseemly, chunky floaters are in the slightly hazy amber-gold body.

Smell is biscuit, toffee, phenolic spice that almost mimics pumpkin spice, with caramel, chai tea, and milky vanilla.

Taste is almost Tripel-esque--quite phenolic and a little hot, with the same spices and flavors as above, as well as a little pear.

A thick, round carbonation runs through a medium body with a little heat and a semi-dry finish.

2014! I'm not too big a fan of tea beers, let alone overly spiced beers. I really don't get how DFH gets away with re-brewing some of these goofy ass, gigantic bottles. Do people actually continue to buy this? It's not worth it unless you really have a poor palate that needs blasted with extremes in order to detect any flavor whatsoever.
Aug 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Bottled dated best by April 2014

Hazy burnt orange. White head.
Smell is brown sugar some zest
Taste some rye. Brown sugar, tiny bit of juniper. Balanced chai
Feel is a bit heavy. Not creamy. Low alcohol feel.

Overall. I knew it would be oxidized but I feel this stood up well for 3 years old.
May 23, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by themegamancave from Illinois

May 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by bshefftz from California

Apr 27, 2017
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Reviewed by DrainBamage from Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a copper color with a lace of head and lots of floating sediment. The smell is sweet from the juniper berries and the black tea is also prominent. Goes down very smooth, seems very thick. In the taste you first get hit with the tea and then a lot of spice, almost like a pumpkin ale. The juniper berries aren't very noticeable. The alcohol is very prominent as it burns a little bit in the throat. One of the more interesting styles I've tried. It's a shame that there aren't more Sahti beers out there.
Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml Bottle

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden yellow color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, yeasty, spicy. The taste is hoppy, malty, spicy. Medium body. Overall, a very tasty brew.
Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by mds1101 from Illinois

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Narthax from Texas

Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gold to copper in color with a substantial amount of various sized sediment floating about within, which is true to the style. There's a fingernail of beige covering half of the top. I'm smelling the juniper and chai tea aromas. I'm tasting a moderately carbonated beer that is chai tea forward with the juniper and also seltzer flavors at the back of the palate. I would also agree that this drinks more like a Belgian non-fruited lambic, which is true to style.
Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 4.66 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 03, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by TripelMark from North Carolina

Sep 05, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

Aug 23, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Jul 06, 2016
Sah'tea from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1855 ratings