Norse Legend Sahti - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by RickS95:
3.98/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark amber with some brownish orange mixed in. Fairly clear, though it's dark enough to be mostly opaque. The head is a contrast in white, but doesn't have much staying power. After swirling, it's got an attractive lace left behind.
It's got a refreshing smell of some lighter malts and just a bit of citrus and some some of red berry (I have no idea what color a juniper berry is, but it smells 'red').
Malty, but spicy and floral taste. I can't quite put my finger on the spices I'm tasting, but it's cinnamon-like and really works well with the other flavors.
Medium bodied. Starts off slightly sweet before the spices take over. It's never too spicy or too malty, it's very pleasant. There's some heat from the alcohol, but it's welcomed and happens relatively deep in the swallow.
I tend to think of Sam Adams' beers are generally overrated, but I really enjoyed this one. The beer has something, I'll just call it a 'pleasantness' to it. It's easy to drink and has moderate alcohol. A very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2012 03:28:26 | More by RickS95
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3.85/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.
A - Umm...whoa. Pours a downright murky copper color with a TON of sediment. Seriously, my glass looks like a snow globe. Man, I hope this is normal for this style. Two-finger eggshell colored head. Really good ringlets of lacing.
S - Very mild aroma. What is there is mostly a mineral/salty smell, with a hint of juniper. Faint toffee/caramel odor lurking underneath.
T - Toffee and caramel in the nose come forward big time in the taste, making for a pleasant sweetness. Hints of banana, mixed berry, yellow raisin, and crème brulee. Slight toasted woodiness (oak?) in the mid-palate. Juniper lightly present throughout but never overbearing. (I've had winter beers with much more) Overall this is pretty darn tasty.
M - Medium bodied, with lower carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Finishes very "wet".
O - Certainly an odd duck of a beer, but I liked it. I'm not sure if I will be buying it again, but I am really glad I tried/reviewed it.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 05:43:01 | More by TempeBeerMan
Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.