LucindaT3 (1) - - JUN 14, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great representation of a Sahti - the junpier berries with the hallertau hops are awesome!
Pasijussi (7) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tämä on hyvää! Ok, this may be not what you would expect from traditional sahti if you were lucky enough to have actually tasted it. I have not had the pleasure so in my book this qualifies as sahti quite fine - and I am Finnish. Enjoy this brew only slightly chilled and the flavours come out. Almost too sweet at first going down but then the juniper berries kick in and aftertaste is downright sour making you look forward to another sip. A very good effort from Sam Adams and much appreciated.
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WyrdWill (1) - Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the finest juniper brews I have ever had.
If you made this in 12oz, 12 packs ,I would get one or two ever week.
finn1918 (145) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 1. Pours a deep ruby amber with a finger of off-white fluffy head. Aroma is roasted malts, gingersnaps, and some faint pine hops (or it might be the juniper, hard to tell.) Taste is amber ale with a sweet cookie finish and some subtle juniper. Thick, savory mouthfeel. This is my first sahti review, but this is an excellent ale.
NeoHippie2 (447) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was very interesting and complex. Pours a deep copper into the glass with a generous head. Aroma of hops, malts, and a fruity presence there as well (due to the juniper berries). Really complex mouthfeel on this one too. So many flavors going on there, its very well balanced no one flavor stands out too much or is too overpowering. It says it has an abv of 7% and it doesn’t strike me as having any strong alcoholish taste or aroma. Thumbs up from me, give it a try if you can find it!
SPDickerman (697) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear mahogany with a tight beige head. Smells a bit like gin. Taste is a bit like caramel and then lots of juniper berries. Light-to-medium bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Norse Legend finishes with a touch of spice.
Levihaag (1) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good beer, not at all what I expected from one of the novelty brews. I look forward to drinking it again!
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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!
mcorneil138 (7) - West olive, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost berry flavor. But without tasting like a fruit beer. Very quality beer. Again Sam Adams proves for a nationally distributed beer they stand above the rest
jimmie65 (305) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
After the Summer Ale swill, I was very reluctant to try another Sam Adams brew. Glad I did try this one.
Dark amber, clear. Aroma is caramel, spice, and citrus - enticing. Definitely can taste juniper and spices, a little caramel. Mild sweetness, no bitterness. A very rich flavor, though it can put you off if you’re expecting a more traditional taste.
I really enjoyed this and found it refreshing.