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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - 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 (13978) - 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 (3270) - Idaho, 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 (2912) - 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 (11323) - 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 (1836) - 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 (4828) - Dallas, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - 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.

3.5
   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

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (578) - 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


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