DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, $5.99 @ Kenwood Liquors. Interesting, slightly tart smell when poured, but it dissipates quickly. Chunky brown body is a little hard to see through, under a bubbly, fizzy head. Taste is nice and different. A little piney at the start, then I can imagine a touch of dry gin character from the juniper. The alcohol starts to get to me, what’d I expect from this oddly Sam-customized bomber? Herbal character stops just short of tasting like a cough drop. I find myself liking it for showing the character of a rare and different style of beer. A good beer for a newbie tasting. Though I’ve had a few homebrews that ended up tasting like this by accident.
HisBoyElroy (312) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty average beer. Like so many by these guys it is so close to being good. Not bad, just average.
thorongil2 (924) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) (batch #1) clear amber colour with a small brown head; aromas start with stewed fruit, brown sugar, then herbs; silky palate; balanced flavour with no finish
seymour (1261) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from tall brown bottle into standard pint glass. It poured a clear deep reddish brown color with beige foam, lasting with lace. Aromas of caramelly malt, ale yeast esters, faint hops, subtly spicy evergreen resin juniper essence. Malty sweet flavor, pilsner and caramel, nice rye bite, more juniper tartness. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, sticky aftertaste, warming alcohol. I understand the concessions they made, but this was no closer to a true Sahti than New Belgium’s version. Lacked the no-boil turbidity and bakers yeast haze, cheated with hops, etc. Overall impression was that of a weaker, resin-ier Abbey Dubbel. Pretty tasty and interesting, but I wanted to like it more than I did.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby amber with a moderately dissipating medium beige head. Aroma is rich and spicy with caramel, odd spices, citrus and mild fruit. Taste is of heavy spices and caramel with cedar, citrus, juniper and honey. Sweet, malty and a tad cloying
RespertFTW (355) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Garnett color with some floaties. Very unique flavor. Juniper and butterscotch. Really smooth. Awesome texture.
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Mittenator (886) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rosy garnet with a dense, tan head. Caramel and dark fruit with gin aromas. Never tasted anything like it.
hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours a reddish amber, maybe slightly cloudy. Small orangey head. Aroma is a heavy caramel malt with juniper tossed in there. Taste is the same. Overkill on the malt. A little burnt flavor in the end.
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Mild Juniper Berry, Mild Sweet Malts
T: Mild Juniper Berry, Mild Malts
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Watery
Overall, whoever classified this beer as a Sahti was DEAD NUTS WRONG!
tnkw01 (862) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Yes this beer is made with juniper and you can tell in both aroma and flavor and you know what, I like it, it’s pretty good.
gschrade (357) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a amber with off white head. Taste a little fruity. I thought this was very good. I would definitely drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone