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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Amber with a small off-white head and light lacing. Aroma is of light berries, light sweetness, spices, herbal notes and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet with light berries, yeast, caramel, herbal notes and spices. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Not bad... and a Sahti tick!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4363) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
pours hazy copper with an off-white cap, some retention and lacing. fruity caramel, spices, grass, pepper, hint of bubblegum, bitter herbs, tips and/or unripened berries, faro-like sweetness - obvioulsy not enough bittering/astringency cutting through, moderate yeasty character - english-like in fact. moderate carbonation, light body, herbal-peppery-grassy finish. meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Sampled in a bomber from a sampler pack. A really nice brew. Juniper and earthy flavors are really quality. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3041) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper pour, white head. Molasses, malty aroma, caramel, juniper berries, earthy notes, fruity. Taste is fruity, sweet, earthy with a spicy juniper finish, spruce tips. Palate is full bodied with light carb. I liked this.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (816) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bomber into snifter glass. Deep clear ruby brown with tan head, very bubbly. Aroma of caramel malt sweetness and slight herbal/citrus note. Taste seems to go another direction from aroma, malt sweetness is subdued with notes of pine, toast, assorted herbs, fruitiness, wood, citrus, some honey and slight earthy hoppiness. Medium body, heavy carbonation, herbal, complex with lasting finish. Pretty good, not the juniper berry bomb I expected from reading the bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itzjerm (1277) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Menthol beer. Aroma taste flavor all medicine. Not good in my opinion. Unique but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1634) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Very nice. Entered this beer on a different app and I'm not able to import my comments unfortunately.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with an off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty, actually smells oxidized. Taste is rather dull, mild-medium sweet with a slight herbal quality. Unimpressive, awesome name though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
A nice mahogany body with a tan head that had good retention and mild lacing. Aroma had some nice caramel malts to it, some mild citrus notes. There seemed to be a heavy presence of vanilla and wood and a slight sweetness to it. Not really sure about the juniper berries. Flavor was mostly sweet, but nowhere near cloying. Some nice spice notes and there was a presence of vanilla as well. Finish was smooth and the body was moderate. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8415) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Ramy at tasting at my house. Pours cloudy brown with off white head. Nose and taste of juniper berry, brown sugar and old burnt toffee. Medium body.


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