All notes on beers in the style

Sahti

Lips Of Faith Sahti

22 oz bottle. Pour is a very, very good looking golden orange body with a wispy, thinnish head. Not much retention, some lace. Nose has plenty of sweet malts and perhaps a whiff of solvent like alcohol. Not very well defined as far as I could make out. Tastes are built around that of a malty, relatively high gravity lager with some lemongrass notes. There is little or no juniper character, and the beer reminds me a bit of a watery Maibock. It really doesn't have a lot of body but in one way...

Sah’tea

750 mL capped bottle from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. $11.99. "BOTTLED IN 2009" dot-matrixed on the side of the bottle in yellow ink. Based upon reviews, I went for the Tucher Weizen glass - it seems appropriate, and that particular glass shows off virtually any beer very nicely. The body is a slighly hazed, rich golden one with a white head that fades quickly. I guess the lack of head can be at least partly attributed to the ABV. Nice stream of carbonation comes from the...

Sahti

500 mL bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA Pour is a hazed, well carbonated mid-orange. The carbonation does not lead to much (if any) head or lace - probably due to the ABV. Nose is very big on honey but even bigger on the floral, herbal, band-aid medicinal, phenolic notes. Pretty extraordinary! The strong attributes of the nose are tempered in the taste with honey coming through again but not the other qualities. Some alcohol but absolutely nowhere near 11% - amazing! Obvious comparisons...