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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2742) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8795) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1748) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4193) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at Papago a couple of weeks ago. Dark amber pour with a small head. Nose has a lot of juniper, and the taste is citrus, herbal and fruity with juniper. Simply not near as good as DFH’s Sahtea, but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUN 3, 2012
Aroma is citrus, herbal and some malts. Definitely get the juniper, citrus, grassy, earthy, some pine hops, slightly floral, sweet caramel, some fruit, metallic, and a note of black pepper. Mouthfeel is somewhat velvety. Complex, smooth and enjoyable. My girlfriend who usually can’t stand the beers I buy ev

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (524) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2012
On tap at Oskar Blues. Nice brown with a thin head. Medium bodied with a really nice palate. Not as many funky flavors as I expected. Good and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2286) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Having been lucky enough to have had a real Sahti once in my life and it being an experience I will never forget, this beer didn’t even come close. None of the mouthfeel unique to a Sahti and no hints of juniper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smashweights (29) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Batch 1. 22oz bottle poured to a half liter mug. Thin, quickly dissipating head with no lacing. Dark amber color. Light nose of juniper. Thin mouth feel. Very light hop flavor, mostly just juniper and malt. It doesn’t sound as good as it really is though. Extremely refreshing, smooth, crisp. The 7% abv is pretty batch hidden. Other reviews likening it to tea and juniper are fairly accurate, but still has plenty to let you know it’s beer. There’s nothing that wows you though. A great hot day brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1367) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Samuel Adams Norse Legend has a thick, beige head, good lacing, and a clear, amber appearance. The aroma is subdued, but one can detect, with a deep inhalation, some sweetness, malts, and fruit. Taste is of medium-roasted barley malt, spice, and an odd fruitiness. Some black pepper also? It has a medium and slick mouthfeel, and Samuel Adams Norse Legend finishes pretty easy drinking and not too cloying. But, one will get an alcohol undertaste. Overall, I think it’s very good. RJT

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