Beer Advent Calendar – Day 22: Sah Tea presented by Michael Meredith
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Blogger: Michael Meredith
Blog Name: SBL Podcast
Twitter/Facebook/Untappd: @momeredith/Michael Meredith/momeredith
Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
- Style: Sahti
- ABV: 9%
- ABV: 6
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. The spicing is subtle and balanced, and Sah’tea is a highly-quaffable, truly unique brew with a full mouthfeel
Why I selected Sah’tea:
I was looking for an out of the ordinary brew to enjoy with friends. It was a conversation starter due to it’s non traditional style. Most of my friends had never tried a sahti style so it was a treat for all.
What I took from this beer were harsh, yet calming notes of juniper with a sweet aftertaste that resonates with you even after you are done drinking this brew. The aftertaste is almost smoke like in nature. All in all this brew goes down smoothly and with much enjoyment. A great table sharing beer around the holidays for all to enjoy.
About Mike Meredith:
Mike is a craft beer fanatic and the Robin to Seacoast Beverage Lab’s Batman. Along with being a co-host on the #SBLPodcast, Mike is currently working with Brian to create a book about the New Hampshire Breweries and the beer explosion within the state.
Watch us live Monday nights at 9 PM. For more information, please visit: http://wiki.seacoastbeveragelab.com/
About Dogfish Head Brewery:
Off-centered ales for off-centered people. That’s what we do here at Dogfish Head! Whether it’s odd ingredients or crazy, made-up styles, you can be sure that a beer from Dogfish will challenge your perceptions of what beer is supposed to be! – See more at: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/index.htm#sthash.QANmYnHB.dpuf
For more information, please visit: http://www.dogfish.com/