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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1552) - 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

   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 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $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, it’s also a bit thin for my taste. Low carbonation.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - 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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