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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.



3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (671) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bomber bottle from Giant Eagle in Sewickley, PA. Small batch creations like this should really deliver the exotics and in this case I was underthrilled. Rather weak on body and too strong on the juniper. There was absolutely nothing to catch the tongue or to ponder -- the beer spoke for itself in undertones.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WyrdWill (1) - Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
This is one of the finest juniper brews I have ever had. If you made this in 12oz, 12 packs ,I would get one or two ever week. Truth! WyrdWill

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
translucent dark red amber with a foamy yellow beige head.
slightly sticky medium-full body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: juniper, astringent minerality.

taste: juniper and spice, caramel malt. does not have the odd bread yeast character i was expecting.

reminds me of home-brewed pumpkin beers.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Oh, never had a Sahti beer that I liked and this doesn’t change things. Why do people make this shit? Pours tawny with a dead head. Smells of, of, well not much of anything. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. A fat malt backbone implodes spewing it’s herbal innards outward rendering the user aghast. It’s like Listerine and beer in a bottle. Not a good beer by any measure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
(draught) medium amber, soapy tab bubbles. Nose of Juniper, biscuit, herbal, light caramel. Taste is herbal, juniper, twigs, oily and estery. An odd beer but unique.

3.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Soft red pour, medium head. Funky aroma that I dont much care for but the taste is truly something you gotta try. Fizzy with fruity and sage notes. Full bodied but not too heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (875) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours dark red with a long lasting, off-white head. Aroma is of bready, caramel malt, juniper and hints of grassy hops and dark fruit. Body is full, smooth and creamy. Taste is juniper, dark fruit, bready and caramel malt, spicy, grassy hops. Finish is long and spicy. Interesting, unusual brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Copper beer with a light tan head. Malt and caramel aroma with light juniper. Caramel and light toffee flavor with juniper, light spice, and light salt. Medium bodied. Caramel and light toffee lingers with oak, spice, and light juniper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
From the bottle at Sam Adams Longshot Event. Pours a deep amber with a frothy head that falls away. The nose is earthy, slightly sweet, faint juniper. Some leafy notes and burnt sugar. On tasting, on the sweeter side and herbal though the juniper is quite faint. Some soft caramel notes as well. An interesting try, here, but misses the mark in my opinion. More of that herbal juniper would be welcomed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arojewski36 (6) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
Tried this one at Maloney’s last night. Honestly the name just stood out on their expansive draught list, so I figured I’d give it a try. A dark ale with great color and minimal bitterness. Hope I can find it bottled!


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