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Norse Legend Sahti - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
80
good

459 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 22
Gots: 19 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Shawnspl, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of jimmyjazzercise
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jimmyjazzercise, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of rx-beer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

rx-beer, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Eric908, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Dicers, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

TCJosh, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

RevMikeT, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Kahlerbock, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

acc88, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

NoetheMatt, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

DavidRose, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

beertunes, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Rheaume17
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Rheaume17, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

NMFB, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

balinor, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

krome, Aug 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

trebbates, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Pookie, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of maxcoinage
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

maxcoinage, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Bandi, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

beertardis, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Givemebeer, Jul 17, 2013
Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.