Another day, another of Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Ales. In this case, according to Dogfish Head, Sah’tea is an updated version of a 9th century Finnish “proto-beer.” It’s brewed with rye, juniper berries, and chai tea. First, the beer pours a light amber color (the picture shows it much darker than it actually is, due to flash troubles.) You can certain smell the juniper and the rye in the nose, and the middle is sweet, with just a hint of rye and the strong signature flavor of chai tea. It’s a big beer (9% ABV) and full bodied, with a full, sweet, lingering finish. Definitely off the beaten track, and for the fans of sweet, spicy beers rather than hoppy beers, but I like it a lot.
I give it a 4.2 out of 5.