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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 brewís 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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDurden24 (1548) - 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 DFHís 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 canít stand the beers I buy ev

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (500) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2158) - 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 didnít even come close. None of the mouthfeel unique to a Sahti and no hints of juniper.

2.9
   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 doesnít 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 itís beer. Thereís nothing that wows you though. A great hot day brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1192) - 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 itís very good. RJT

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Batch 1. 22oz bottle. Reddish amber color. Light tan, khaki colored head, rocky appearance with nice lacing. Herbal aroma, wooded, earthy, Band-aid, and essence of a chocolate-orange. Distinctive flavor of juniper berries. Kinda harsh if you are not into odd ingredient, Traditional Ales. Very dominate flavor! Loads of spruce. Some fruitiness from the malt, along with some caramel sweetness. Salty finish, loads of earthy pine, spruce and juniper. A bit overbearing on the bitterness of the juniper character. (3351)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle. Banana, orange, and malt aroma with a hint of juniper. Dark orange-brown color with moderate head. Mildly sweet orange malt flavor with a lightly bitter juniper finish. Not nearly as fruity as the Finnish Sahtis Iíve been able to try but still a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Half-pint @ Chuckís. I was surprised to see a Sam Adams beer on tap all the way out here. I knew nothing about sahti prior to trying this out but Iím definitely interested now. Had a heavy, viscous mouthfeel to it. Kind of like dairy. Tasted...unique, for lack of better word. Perhaps a whole pint may have changed my impression.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1466) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2012
A uni-brew. Some juniper in aroma, and only juniper in taste. Modest head and body. Nice amber/red color. Clear.


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