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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3751) - - JUN 25, 2012
bottle. pours clear amber with a small, cream colored head. booze, berry, and toasted malt aroma. malty toasted flavors with fermented red berry notes. sticky and medium bodied. this is pretty good, i could drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3271) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours a clear dark coppery brown, almost mahogany, with a thick, fluffy, buff head that sticks around and leaves some generous lacing. Malty aroma has a strong juniper overtone, almost like a menthol cough drop. Don’t get me wrong - I like the smell of menthol cough drops! Malty flavor has a strong juniper note and hints of apple and wood. Firm-bodied texture is smooth, fizz leaves a little to be desired. Overall, though, a distinctive and worthwhile beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5981) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2012 Bottle. Deep amber with a lasting off white head. Sweet, herbal, earthy, and slightly woody, with a good dose of juniper character. Obviously it’s quite malty, but properly restrained. The finish has some berry-like fruity sweetness and toasted grainy malts. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Rugged pour ... stop-light-red-amber, well carbonated, well stacked with a rocky foam top. There’s quite the pleasant aroma of a wet, northern forest here, with a hint of a European kitchen. The beer drinks first up with a good ol’ American pale ale base, steeped with a decent-enough kick of woodsy, piney tightness. Funny, this is much more enjoyable the one or two genuine sahtis I’ve tried ... much more balanced for my sensitive American palate. Well done, Sammy. (#4622, 6/24/2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
22oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 44°. Color is a bright amber with good carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar and just a hint of fruit. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor has nice spice and malt up front then a mellow sweetness that almost seems to have a hint of strawberry. In the after taste a nice bitterness shows and the spice comes out a bit more. Wow this is a good brew, much better then I was excepting, although I have liked all of the brews in this series I hate juniper. This is good with the juniper adding a nice spice and some how it has a nice little fruit flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (939) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours clear mahogany with a tight beige head. Smells a bit like gin. Taste is a bit like caramel and then lots of juniper berries. Light-to-medium bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Norse Legend finishes with a touch of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
rbrazell (1621) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft at Momo's Tennessee St. Pouts a clear deep amber with a tan head that fades fast. Nose is prunes, berries, caramelized sugars and sweet baked bread. Flavor is cough medicine fruitiness, soap, cola and caramel. Ends astringent. Barf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2534) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
It poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of berries and some spice. The taste was of fruit with a complex sweet finish of moderate duration. A decent Sahti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This beer has a medium-heavy body and good aroma. The flavor is a sweet malt with slight earth tone and an unusual flavor that I would assume is the juniper. Good blend of flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1257) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Thanks B-law. Pours a copper color. Smaller head. Lite sweetness. Ave carbonation. The juniper berry is very mild to me. Another solid but not outstanding beer by Sam Adams.

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