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Norse Legend Sahti - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
80
good

461 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 25
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  rDev -14.8%

THECPJ, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

Darkmagus82, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Shawnspl
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
Photo of Dicers
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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

TCJosh, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

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

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

acc88, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of NoetheMatt
3/5  rDev -14.8%

NoetheMatt, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of DavidRose
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
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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
Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.