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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.



3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2258) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Tap at Foleyís Sam Adams tap takeover. Pours reddish brown. Nose of dark fruits and earth. Tastes of Juniper, earth, leather, cherries, plums, caramel, herbal, malt, and some hops. quite pleasant

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2159) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Pours a deep amber color with a nice amount of head that lingers a bit. Aroma is mostly caramel malt but also some honey and fruit. Taste is fairly sweet up front from the caramel malt and then you start tasting the juniper pine taste through the finish. Itís almost like a scotch ale mixed with gin. Very smooth and tasty though. Its something I didnít think I would like but I really did. I would highly recommend giving this beer a taste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a medium-dark amber color, with about 2 fingers of head. Very clear. Aroma is malty, semi-sweet, and full of juniper. Really. Itís like someone put a tablespoon of gin in this. No evidence of hops. The taste is sweet and malty, again with the juniper and notable hop absence. Slightly woody. Iím not sure what to say about this one. It seems as if it were made well enough, but I personally donít enjoy it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3549) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Whole Foods, P st, DC 650ml ($6): Pours a darkish amber with a small beige head. Aroma is berries, herbs, wood, and malts. Taste has some bite, but it is really hard for me to tell exactly what it came from. The bite lingers into the aftertaste as well. Beer is malty, and as such, it is slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Good mouth feel and very drinkable. I have no idea what a Sahti is supposed to taste like, but this is plenty good in its own right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pour from the odd shaped Sam Adams bomber, big tan head and deep amber brown beer. Juniper is subtle, the beer leans malty and a bit sweet. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Juniper notes and caramel malt in this one. My first Sahti and Iím definitely liking this style. Why I love Sam, they arenít afraid to experiment and when they release something, it really represents its style. Very delicious. Dates back to the Vikings, and then the old Finns. These small batch brews keep getting better!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1451) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2012
Clear light caramel pour with little head. Lots of caramel in this one, a touch of berry and dark fruit. Surprisingly little bitterness in this one from the berries, itís also a bit thin for my taste. Low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jwencilhotek (15) - - APR 24, 2012
Hints of juniper that are masked by caramel and honey notes. Overall a decent sahti.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a lightly hazed amber brown with a thin beige head. Cardamom and chai tea, vanilla on the nose. Medium bodied, light chai spices and tea. Soft and delicate. Faint toast notes, light grain. Lingering touch of bitterness on the finish.


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