LucindaT3 (1) - - JUN 14, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great representation of a Sahti - the junpier berries with the hallertau hops are awesome!
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
After the Summer Ale swill, I was very reluctant to try another Sam Adams brew. Glad I did try this one.
Dark amber, clear. Aroma is caramel, spice, and citrus - enticing. Definitely can taste juniper and spices, a little caramel. Mild sweetness, no bitterness. A very rich flavor, though it can put you off if you’re expecting a more traditional taste.
I really enjoyed this and found it refreshing.
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is malty with caramel, alcohol, some juniper, wood, and spice. The appearance is dark amber with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall I like this but it seems more like a regular ale than an old traditional recipe.
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle is red with thin white head, laces fairly well. Aroma has notes of herbal, mint, slight caramel, biscuit, some tea notes, woody oak, peppermint and slight lemon. Taste is sweet biscuit, vanilla, hints of mint, herbal notes with some coriander, touch of oak, juniper, biscuit, bready yeast notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry. Interesting for sure.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Dark burnt orange appearance with a light brown head. Spicy, sprucey, juniper, somewhat woody, light citrus, spicy aroma. Tangy, woody, orange citrus fruity, herbal, juniper, basil flavor. Not all that bad and kind of interesting.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a fairly clear copper-red with a thin finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and bready malts with some juniper berry and a bit of spice and wood.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet toasted caramel malts with some juniper berries and a bit of spice. Through the middle, some more bready malt comes through with a bit of wood and some more caramel flavor. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with some juniper, spice, and some brown sugar.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. A pretty good example of the style. Balance is pretty nice. Would have liked a bit more juniper flavor.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of sweet caramel, juniper, some herbal notes, grain, and spice. It pours a transparent dark amber with a two finger cream colored head with pretty good retention and lots of sticky lacing. The flavor starts with moderate sweet caramel flavors with a touch of grain in the background. The finish has some light juniper, some spicy herbal notes, and a hint of metal. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, I can’t say it’s bad, but the caramel and spicy herbal combo isn’t working for me.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a slightly sour/sweet berry with some slight citrus tones. Poured a deep clear mahogany with a good sized off white head. Taste is a nice mix of the aroma with a slight lingering sourness from the berries and a bit of spiciness and pine. Dry finish that kind of hangs out on your tongue for a while.
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Town Hall Tap. Orange amber pour with a white head. Aroma is ginger and spice. Taste is juniper, ginger, and cinnamon. Fun brew.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Gallo’s. Clear copper color with a thin beige head. Malty and caramelly aroma with some spice. Malt and ginger flavor with caramel and cinnamon before a spicy, semi-dry finish.