Norse Legend Sahti - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by zhanson88:
2.98/5 rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pours a deep burnt copper color with only a trace of caramel colored head. Head retention and lacing are minimal. Not at all what I was expecting this to look like, but an interesting look.
Smell: Very faint. I get a hint of biscuity malt, as well as some fruitiness, maybe berries.
Taste: Some caramel peeks through initially, followed by berry-like fruitiness, and some tea flavors. Very unique.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Pretty light bodied and smooth, but a bit light on carbonation and not too lively. Overall, very interesting but not a favorite. Worth trying though.
Serving type: on-tap
05-19-2012 02:00:45 | More by zhanson88
More User Reviews:
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
4.2/5 rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2013 00:39:42 | More by Darkmagus82
Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.