Sah'tea | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Sahti

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by DarkerTheBetter on 09-28-2008

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer # 200!

A- slightly hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Nice head retention, and decent lacing.

S- bubble gum, juniper, banana, clove.

T- black tea, clove, cinnamon, juniper. it is spicy, mysterious, and complex. the finish comes across a little sweet.

M- full-bodied with an oily mouth feel.

O- different, interesting.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This tea has grown on me since first trying it. To me, it's sort if a cross between a spice beer and a citrusy hefeweizen. The spices of nutmeg, clove, and some tea in the back. The fruitiness takes the form of some tartness of lemon, or maybe something more exotuc like star fruit.

A: opaque orange, little to no head, lacing, retention.
S: nutmeg and a hint if cinnamon with some notes of sour
T/M: see above. Tingle in the tongue reminiscent if a more carbonated beer, although this doesn't appear such. The spice lingers on the tongue, but there is no real dryness to speak of.
O: this brew is not in my normal category that I would rate highly. There is a lack of hops dryness that I miss. However, I usually order this for one glass when I am at a DFH.

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Sah'tea from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,832 ratings.
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