hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Caramel, earthy, some roast, and berries. alexsdad06 (10821) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear dark amber/copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, wood, berries, some spices, citrus peel, herbal, a bit more interesting than most Sam Adams beers. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a clear amber color. Aromas of pine/malts and a touch of citrus/berries. Flavor is a little different. I thought it would be more pine tasting. A little berry flavor and some hop bitterness near the end. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Tasted on 6/8/12 from a large bottle. Pours clear fiery auburn with an average white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is dark caramel malt with some herbal potpourri and clover honey. The flavor is pretty much the same with the bitter herbal potpourri backing up the dark caramel malt and clover honey. The body is medium with stinging carbonation and a long dark caramel and lightly bitter herbal finish. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
22oz bottle -
Being rated purely on enjoyment here. And enjoyable it was. Aroma had a really nice herbal tea-like quality to it, brown sugar and some-what woody. Moderately sweet, turbinado sugar, woody, herbaceous with a sticky palate. I have no idea if this is what a sahti is supposed to taste like, but it’s a nice beer.
outlawskies (564) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Thought it would be good giving the words Norse. And legend. Being in its name Julie gives a 1.5
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-7-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy brown amber color with a 1.5 finger tan colored head. The head fades very rapidly at first, but persists once it fades to a about a half of a finger. Upon fading it leaves a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass, with the thin film of foam on the top eventually fading to leave some patchy foam islands.
Smell – The aroma is of a more sour nature overall with a big dose of juniper. The sour smells are also a mix of sour berry and some lemon citrus with other aromas of some herb and a bit of wood mixed within.
Taste – The taste begins with a good brown bready flavor with tons of oak wood and juniper flavor complimenting the bready flavor. More and more herbal flavor comes to the tongue as the taste moves on with a bit of a more boozy gin like flavor coming to the tongue more toward the middle to the end. Along with these flavors so too comes some more sweet flavors of a milk chocolate and light fruit flavor (odd combination, but it sorta works in this one). In the end, the sweet flavors mixed with the juniper and gin flavors of the brew, as well as the wood and alcohol tastes, leaves a nice warming oaky, herbal gin taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very creamy and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. The chewy body and thickness are rather nice for the woody flavors of the brew with it also allowing all the herbal and boozy gin flavors to really be sensed.
Overall – This is a tasty mix consisting of a sorta amber ale and oaky gin boozy brew that really warms you even while only at 7 % abv. A very interesting and rather enjoyable brew. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"another fruity offering. heavier than the Verloren, and darker. Nice use of Juniper here. Ever present, never overbearing. Off set by an earthy, woodsie undertone and a slight dose of bittering hops. Enjoyed this as well, though I liked the Verloren slightly better.