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This ancient Finnish-style brew dates back to the 1500s as one of the oldest continuously brewed styles. Deep amber in color, this rugged brew’s distinctive aroma and flavor comes from aging on a bed of juniper berries. The herbal, woodsy, and ripe citrus character of the juniper enlivens a sturdy and smooth malt backbone for a fresh and flavorful brew. At Samuel Adams we love experimenting, This series of limited edition brews represents some of our favorite small batch creations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) Bottle. Clear, light tan head, amber colored. The smell is muddy, earthy, fruits, herbal, and good. The taste is fruits, herbal, earth, slight sweetness, and ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1238) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
(bottle) (batch #1) clear amber colour with a small brown head; aromas start with stewed fruit, brown sugar, then herbs; silky palate; balanced flavour with no finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
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, warming alcohol. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Ruby amber with a moderately dissipating medium beige head. Aroma is rich and spicy with caramel, odd spices, citrus and mild fruit. Taste is of heavy spices and caramel with cedar, citrus, juniper and honey. Sweet, malty and a tad cloying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Garnett color with some floaties. Very unique flavor. Juniper and butterscotch. Really smooth. Awesome texture.

-- rated with Beerbasher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bomber. Rosy garnet with a dense, tan head. Caramel and dark fruit with gin aromas. Never tasted anything like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours a reddish amber, maybe slightly cloudy. Small orangey head. Aroma is a heavy caramel malt with juniper tossed in there. Taste is the same. Overkill on the malt. A little burnt flavor in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Mild Juniper Berry, Mild Sweet Malts T: Mild Juniper Berry, Mild Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Watery Overall, whoever classified this beer as a Sahti was DEAD NUTS WRONG!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1113) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Yes this beer is made with juniper and you can tell in both aroma and flavor and you know what, I like it, it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 30, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a amber with off white head. Taste a little fruity. I thought this was very good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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