Bacterial (1552) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Juniper notes and caramel malt in this one. My first Sahti and I’m definitely liking this style. Why I love Sam, they aren’t 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!
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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, it’s also a bit thin for my taste. Low carbonation.
jwencilhotek (15) - - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hints of juniper that are masked by caramel and honey notes. Overall a decent sahti.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.