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Norse Legend Sahti - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
80
good

456 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 19
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Sahti |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012)
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rx-beer

Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

A - Deep, golden copper, quite turbid, and heavy on the sediment. Pours an inch of cream head that fades to a fine ribbon. Heavy carbonation and thin sheets of lacing.

S - A very sweet malty aroma with some caramel and a bit of alcohol.

T - Balance between mild sweetness and a light fruit tartness. Maple syrup? As the beer warms, just a hint of hops comes to the tongue. Finishes with a nice burnt caramel flavor.

M - Medium-to-light body with a light tartness and a dry finish.

O - Interesting brew. Taste is somewhat reminiscent of Utopias. Wouldn't have this one frequently, but nonetheless would have it again.

09-28-2013 04:47:49 | More by rx-beer
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-25-2013 21:15:36 | More by Eric908
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

09-12-2013 01:46:49 | More by Dicers
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TCJosh

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-06-2013 00:14:13 | More by TCJosh
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15%

09-02-2013 01:11:51 | More by jaydoc
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RevMikeT

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-31-2013 21:37:15 | More by RevMikeT
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15%

08-28-2013 20:12:00 | More by Kahlerbock
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acc88

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

08-26-2013 04:20:12 | More by acc88
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NoetheMatt

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15%

08-24-2013 17:14:35 | More by NoetheMatt
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-15-2013 14:48:13 | More by jgunther71
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DavidRose

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

08-14-2013 03:23:56 | More by DavidRose
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beertunes

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

I don't have a lot of experience with this style, so not much of a baseline, just keep that in mind. Served in a straight pint glass. Poured a very attractive, clean, clear,dark copper color with 1 inch of off-white head that had low retention and light lacing.

The aroma was mostly sweet malts, with a light spice/pine scent. The taste was nearly identical, but the spiciness seemed a bit more noticeable. The body was nicely full, although a bit sticky. Drinkability was OK, but this would be 1 at a time beer for me, mostly due to the sweetness. Overall, a nice enough example, would probably be a decent introductory brew.

08-14-2013 02:19:10 | More by beertunes
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-13-2013 17:16:12 | More by Rheaume17
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NMFB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

08-03-2013 22:25:49 | More by NMFB
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balinor

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-02-2013 20:24:38 | More by balinor
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-01-2013 17:11:08 | More by krome
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trebbates

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

07-27-2013 03:06:29 | More by trebbates
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Pookie

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2013 14:05:44 | More by Pookie
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -5.7%

Picked up a four pack of Sam Adams small batch bombers from Sams Club on clearance, was only $13, I assume this was from Christmas time, but since they were all higher ABV and not hop forward (2 of them stouts) I figured I'd give it a try.

Poured from 22oz bottle (Batch #2) into snifter with a 1 in head, color is a dark red.

Aroma is of berries, toasted oak, caramel - rather pleasant

Taste is a bit weak, getting the berries but not much else.

Moutfeel is medium body, carbonation is rather low but might be due to the bottle being old.

Overall - It's an okay brew, a bit refreshing on a hot day so glad I chose to enjoy it now. The only other Sahti I've had is DFH's Sah'tea and I definitely liked that one better.

07-21-2013 21:57:58 | More by maxcoinage
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2013 00:48:11 | More by Bandi
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15%

07-19-2013 01:13:11 | More by beertardis
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-17-2013 15:58:22 | More by Givemebeer
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-17-2013 01:13:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.36/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured out of a brown 22 oz bomber into a 50 cL glass stein with a textured outer surface. Bottle has no date of any kind, but the label is marked "Batch No. 1", which I believe would place it's bottling around May 2012.

Appearance - Poured aggressively, yielding a 3/4ths finger head that dissipates after 60-90 seconds. Head is the color of toasted coconut and sits atop a beautiful brown body, like orangish-gold topaz or tiger's eye. Dark enough to be opaque except for the wonderfully-colored edges.

Smell - Not terribly appealing to me. Mostly the characteristic of the Sam Adams house malt as well as some spicy notes from the rye. I detect a faint aroma that borders on vegetal/fruity in quality.

Taste - Unfortunately, the taste isn't a great deal better than the smell lets on. Now I get a more distinct reading of juniper berrries. Tiny, almost imperceptible tartness on the front that quickly rounds into the juniper along with some malty bittersweetness and a watery, metallic finishing taste.

Mouthfeel - Thin-bodied, which is contrary to the chewy beer I expected based on reading about the style. Medium-to-light carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Overall, a rather disappointing sampling from Sam Adams. It's the first sahti I've had the opportunity to taste, so I can't completely rate to style, but this seemed to lack the body and the tartness that supposedly comes with this style. Based on my guess at the bottling date, I am over a year late to this beer, so if I found fresh bottle, I might try it fresh to see if it was any better.

07-15-2013 02:45:05 | More by LambicPentameter
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HopGrazer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-12-2013 02:01:04 | More by HopGrazer
Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.