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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1253) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle pour ---> Snifter. Nose is very floral, similar to perfume. Raspberries and molasses notes also. Lot’s of intense flowery berry notes. It reminded me of one of those cheap pop-ices that come in the big packs at Wal-Mart. 30 for $2.99. Taste was similar with tons of floral berry notes, grains, caramel, molasses, and carpet cleaner. Body is bronze with an off white head. I liked this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (1540) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a clear orange/amber with a 1 finger off white head. There’s a small amount of lace. Caramel malt, spice and citrus in the nose. Flavor is malt, citrus, wood and leather. Not really getting any juniper. Nice full mouthfeel with easy drinkabilty. Slight bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Draft. Served in a pint. Light brown color, small head with good retention. Nose is spice and malt. Juniper is really an after thought and really hiding under all the spice and malt. Overall still really easy to drink. Mouthfeel is lively with lots of spice in the finish. Could drink large amounts of this

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle - shared by OmegaX
Appearance - Deep orange, silky lacing
Aroma - Molasses, black cherries, thick herbs
Taste - Light hops, candied walnuts, yeast

This one was as good as I expected. Sam Adams is coming along nicely with these recent "small batch" brews. With a fine taste of juniper that gets dryer by the sip, it leaves the palate refreshed indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10983) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours darkly ruddy with a creamy/foamy beige head. Aromas of light juniper and roasted malt. Med body. Flavor is spicy/juniper. Could use more, but it’s good. Seems to have a hint of butterscotch or diacetyl. It’s a bit malty for my taste, but there’s enough spice and herb to cover that up. Pretty tasty stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle pours a deep red/brown with a small off white head. Scent is pine, floral and spices. Taste is caramel, pine, herbal and earthy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Draft @ Hangar. Pours a reddish-amber with about a half-finger of khaki head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, orange and pine. Taste reflects that with the addition of juniper berries. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Sample at Gallo’s Tap Room. The beer is a deep reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that burns away steadily. Aroma of woody malt and citrus. Medium body with flavors of citrus, floral hops and caramel malt. The finish is fruity with a spice and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Deep dark red with a big fluffy head. Aroma of potpourri Heather and wildflower honey. Flavor is sweet smooth and slightly fruity, very flowery. Honey and hibiscus. Surprisingly good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3946) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft at flyIng saucer. 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.


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