A ‘sahti’ is a Finnish-style, tree-flavoured farm ale, traditionally made with juniper boughs. Our Manuka Sahti is a New Zealand version of a sahti, made using mānuka leaf added at the boil. The flavours are subtle, refreshing and satisfying. Floral notes of orange blossom come from the mānuka, and a juicy mouth-feel from the use of rye malt. The clean finish makes this a great beer to serve with rich and savoury dishes.
The bug on the label is New Zealand’s Mānuka Chafer Beetle, commonly found on mānuka trees.
Cheese: Gouda, emmentall, double Gloucester.
Mains: Pork fried rice, ribs, roast chicken dinner, wood-charred and grilled vegetables.
Dessert: Trifle, old world chocolate spice cake, lemon pudding.
Crystal rye malt and manuka leaf make this beer come to life. Refreshing and dry, the perfect beer to accompany a lovely dinner of sticky BBQ ribs. Yum!