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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1088) - 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 (1698) - Florida, 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 (3451) - Wentzville, 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 (1392) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1412) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a clear amber brown. Aroma of pine and berries. Taste has notes of pine and cherries. A bit of a bitter in the end good mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2301) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Clear amber-copper with a pillowy tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, and dark fruits. The taste is malty and a little sweet with a nice, mild juniper flavor near the back of the palate. Medium bodied, smooth. This is nice. Juniper is a thing that can easily be overdone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours a clear ruby amber with a finger and a half of cloudy head. Has a distinctly sweet sugary caramel nose. Has a slightly overcooked but very sweet caramel malt taste from the start and through the middle. Very slight pine taste is met at the finish. Mouthfeel is light and on the low-carbonation side, but balances well with the taste. Opinion: I was surprised right off the nose that this was not as exotic as I thought it would be. I was expecting myself to blurt out, "wow, these Nordic folk drank some crazy beer" but rather found myself saying "wow, they knew just the right amount of juniper to give a unique taste, without blasting my taste buds."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at SPSBF. Pours a clear amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain with some light fruit, especially juniper. Flavor has juniper up front with a grassy middle and some sweet bread in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of juniper, grass, roasted gain, and mustiness. Flavor of juniper, roasted grain, sulfur, light butter, caramel, and some citrus.

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