DOGFISH HEAD Sah'tea

  • 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.

    -JH-       

2 comments
  • KajII
    KajII I will let you know what I think. Picked up a bottle the other day. Don't know when I will get to it but when I do I will fill you in.
    September 7, 2011 - 1 likes this
  • HEISCHMAN
    HEISCHMAN Cool, I was not overly impressed.
    September 7, 2011