Described as “a Finnish rye ale brewed with Juniper” that is “Cascade and Amarillo hopped, orange and lemon peel spiced,” Sahti pours a light, hazy amber with a thin, cloudwhite head. Citrus on the nose, lemony. Citrus and hops on the tongue, with soda pop carbonation. Nice and bitter up front, but light-bodied so it hits the top of palate, then falls down the throat with only a little back-of-throat burn. First impression was that it lacked a little something, but Sahti becomes more complex, and juniper becomes recognizable, as it approaches room temperature.
Paired well with pizza from The New Yorker: