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Norse Legend Sahti - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Norse Legend SahtiNorse Legend Sahti

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474 Ratings

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 31
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Sahti |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jneiswender on 01-17-2012

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Ratings: 474 | Reviews: 157
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3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opens with a huge crack and bubbles immediately try to escape, luckily my cat like reflexes got the bottle top into the glass before any product was wasted. Deep clear reddish brown with a huge off white head that takes forever to recede. The aroma is spicy, no shit huh? It doesn't strike me as much different from a Belgian strong dark honestly. Dark caramelized and brown sugars with some dark fruit and a virtual spice rack of aromas that range from nutmeg to coriander to mint. Juniper berries perhaps? The flavor is rich and malty with lots of dark sugary flavor. There's an earthy spicy woody component in there that I can only assume comes from juniper somehow. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet light syrups mouthfeel. Not a bad brew, but honestly not my cup of tea.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jmendels
4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the perfect beer for an evening in Skyrim. It struck my fancy when I happened upon it at my favorite beer shop, and so I bought it. I had never tasted a Sahti before, but I was certainly intrigued by the historical relevance of such a brew.

It pours a rather dark red, with a darker head. It smells earthy and herbal, though you can pick up notes of toffee and roasted malts. The flavor proceeds from the smell rather well, balancing the earthy juniper flavors with the roasted and toffee malt characteristics.

This is a rather enjoyable beer and is rather enjoyable in the winter. If you're a dark beer lover or Samuel Adams fan, give this one a shot. You won't be disappointed.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of barnzy78
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a 25oz snifter, is light brown and topped with a pillowy, ivory head that holds good retention. Aromas are better than expected, woodsy, earthy, herby, raisin, spice, and what I assume juniper. Tastes are complex and earthy, with peat, juniper, woodsy, bready, caramel, raisin, sour spice, rye, dry white wine, faintly medicinal - all flavors meld better once it warms. Creamy medium body, nice carbonation. Overall it's different, but better than expected. I've only had 1 other Sahti to compare this to, so it's a tough style for comparison purposes. As a beer, it's weird but not too bad at all. I've got friends in Finland, so I was very interested in trying this one. I get what they were going for here, but it definitely isn't authentic as far as ingredients go, but I can look past that.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of rlee1390
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear ruby, not much carbonation one finger head.

S-Smoke, wood, juniper berries, spices, grass and caramel

T-Unbalanced, juniper, wood and smoke, not all together. Caramel and molasses as well.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-DFH's was better. Balance needs to be improved but still then nothing in this beer sticks out.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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