Review – Dogfish Head Sah’Tea
From Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – A modern update on a 9th century Finnish proto-beer. Brewed with rye, we caramelize the wort with white hot river rocks, then ferment it with a German Weizen yeast. In addition to juniper berries foraged directly from the Finnish country-side we added a sort of tea made with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and black pepper. The spicing is subtle and balanced and Sahtea is a highly-quaffable, truly-unique brew with a full-mouth feel. First Brewed in 2008.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – Sah’Tea – 750ml bottle poured into a goblet. 9% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dull, cloudy amber gold. After an agressive pour, you get a sudsy white head that dissapears into a mere pin stripe.
Aroma: The aromas I get from a Starbucks Chai Late: oatmeal cookies, vanilla, flowers, cloves and cinnamon. I can smell some of the yeast as well.
Taste: Banana, vanilla, chai tea late, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, oatmeal cookie, and finishes with a quick spicy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fizzy.
Overall: An enjoyable creative beer, really showcasing the Chai, which I like on it’s own, and adds greatness to this beer.