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Norse Legend Sahti - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
80
good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 20
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

ygtbsm94, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

LambicPentameter, Jul 15, 2013
Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.