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Samuel Adams Finnish Style Sahti

Samuel Adams Finnish Style Sahti
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Special batch: This old Scandinavian style uses both juniper berries and bows. An overnight mash adds an interesting malt complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
From tap at simmys. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity andnlight toasted malty. Sweet caramelish and light fruity. Mild alcohol bite. Fruity and sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Dark amber in color with an off-white head. The nose is herbal with lots of spruce, a touch of juniper, and maybe some pine. A nice fruitiness of apples and berries, but there is a definite rubber and metal aroma that is off-putting. Light notes of smoke on the palate with the same herbal character. Light malt sweetness, hints of fruit, and only a minimal juniper flavor. The metal and rubber is also pronounced, which is what really ruins the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Hazy golden beer with a creamy white head. Herbal pink grapefruit aroma. In mouth, creamy lactic with graperfruit notes, medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Tap at the Sunset Grill, Boston, Feb.11, 2006.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
(Draft) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of passion fruit, citrus, sweet tarts, florals, and herbs. Flavor of chalky Spree candies, juniper, and caramel malt. Unfortunately, the flavor does not balance the aroma…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
22oz bottle-pours copper with a tan head. Aroma is roasty medium malt-caramel. Taste is roasty medium malt-licoricev spice/caramel, slight hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Pours bright red with a thin white head. Smells of juniper berries, some candies and grapes. Tastes of berries and maple syrup. A weird brew that I doubt will see the light of day outside the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
On tap a the sunset grill Boston..... Aroma:Grapefruit hops,spicy... Appearance:Redish,lgith head... Flavor:Pink grapefruit juice....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
I don’t know what a juniper is, but it’s not bad. Sampled with S.J.. Some berry, some honey, some caramel malt and sweetness. It’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
bottle. pours a deep brown with small beige head. aroma of some spicy hops, caramelized sugar, and some cloying honey. flavor is similar with some grain as well. similar to a scotch ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Tasted from tall brown bottle into standard pint glass. It poured a clear deep reddish brown color with beige foam, lasting with lace. Aromas of caramelly malt, ale yeast esters, faint hops, subtly spicy evergreen resin juniper essence. Malty sweet flavor, pilsner and caramel, nice rye bite, more juniper tartness. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, sticky aftertaste. I understand the concessions they made, but this was no closer to a true Sahti than New Belgium’s version. Lacked the no-boil turbidity and bakers yeast haze, cheated with hops, etc. Overall impression was that of a weaker, resin-ier Abbey Dubbel. Pretty tasty and interesting, but I wanted to like it more than I did.

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