Beer - Sah'tea
Brewery - DOGFISH HEAD
CITY/STATE - Milton, Delaware
STYLE – Sahti
ABV – 9%
IBU - 6
DATE – 27-Aug-11
SERVING TYPE – 1 PNT 9.6 oz
GLASSWARE – Tulip
C / 2.78
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
APPEARANCE – Golden honey in color, with a good bit of sediment, started off with a big thick head that diminished to a ring around the edge of the glass. There is very little bubbles coming up from the base of the glass with no lacing
AROMA- Sweet and very yeasty. There is a hint of hoppyness but it is very faint
TASTE – It is a bitter sweet, starting off with the sweetness and ending with the bitter. Reminds me a little of a Belgium, with the thick sweetness but not the same. I can defiantly feel the ABV all the way down my esophagus as I drink, not a warming thing but it lets you know to be careful with this beer.
MOUTHFEEL – Thick but not like syrup, there is a little carbonation on the tongue but nothing that really stands out
CONCLUSION – Not really impressed with this one. I am not bashing it; it just is not my cup of "TEA" (yes pun intended). It felt like it wanted to be a big Belgium beer but its own thing at the same time. This mix is what threw me off. I like a good Belgium, and the twist, well it just did not work for me. Kind of like watching M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village” the twist ruined the whole thing.