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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Fairly rich, slick, caramel, bit of a dulling effect, lightly bitter which is appropriate, like a juniper amber ale. Nice juniper aroma, fruity. Seems decently made.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
whitebear (41) - - MAY 18, 2012
To be fair, I’m sure it’s a very good close recipe to a Sahti. With the herbal sweet tea like taste it seems as if it is need of more bitterness and aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, some juniper and a bit of an herbal character, lots of caramel and a touch woody. Flavor starts with tons of caramel and some of that woodiness, sweet and a touch spicy in the finish, a bit bready. Medium body and a sharp carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Ruby pour on tap with a little bit of foamy head. Aroma is lacking overall. Really unique beer - slight saltiness with a spiciness that opens up with the juniper flavor profile. Definitely worth a taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Proof - Pours a sparkling medium copper with an off white head, good sticky lacing. Aroma has a slightly fruit bent to it with some hints of cherries. Flavor is nutty with some muted citrus, some earthy notes, a hint of herbal tea. Thick enough mouthfeel. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Well, always happy to see these around.. Pours a deep copper .. medium headring .. very light lacing .. . very medicinal, dry twigs, juniper, and earth .. . decent bitterness level .. . nice stuff but nothing i’d ever ever buy again, was also hoping the juniper would come out more .. . . it doesn’t matter how you find the pot of gold b-to-the-ryan, all that matters is that you beat the leprechauns ..

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6068) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
5/17/12. On tap. Clear amber pour with a small khaki head. Interesting aroma of almost pie spices with a certain sweetness. It reminds me of brown sugar on sweet potatoes. More bitter and less satisfying flavor that reminds me of grass or roots. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4966) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Draft at Bigels. This beer poured a clear deep mahogany and had a smallish head. Lots of rye in this offering with dark fruit and ices. Alcohol gets in the way a bit. Rich malts and some citrus show off nice complexity. Tasty and interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (363) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours a ruby brown with nice white head. This beer is all about the juniper. Light smokiness and spicy, medicinal notes. The malt and hops all plays a nice supporting role.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4857) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
deep amber pour with a cream head. nose is heavy malts, juniper, roasted malts, and light smoke. nice palate, rich malts, followed by caramel, and florals.


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