Norse Legend Sahti | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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81
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493 Ratings
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Norse Legend SahtiNorse Legend Sahti
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Sahti

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jneiswender on 01-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
493
Reviews:
160
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug (for the style), the appearance was a stiff amber color to it and a rim of a white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace. Messy lace.
The aroma had nice blend of stiff malts, light cherry, some sweet spruce/juniper glossiness and some earthiness.
The flavor was the blend of the prior mentioned aromas - some sweetness popping over some bready and earthiness. Sly tart little aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt low and fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice stab at a style that isn't usually found in the US. Good job, SA!

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Photo of The_Epopt
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.75

**
04/20/13
Bottle to pint glass.
AROMA: Black Cherry, Mold, Mildew; Juniper/Gin aroma is there but faint.
LOOK: Color is medium reddish brown.
TASTE: Flavors are those from the aroma, plus a smokey peat flavor, and maybe something that resembles Cola.
FEEL: A bit flat, lacking life. While I'm not always a fan of Sam Adams, their limited edition brews are for the most part pretty good. This is no exception

**

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was so glad to see that Sam Adams did a special re-release of this Small Batch Beer. Poured in a traditional stein glass, very small head of foam. Very minimal lacing with a beautiful deep Amber color. The smell is fantastic as well, fruity but bitter, with distinct woodsy notes to balance this unique smell. The feel is different than the smell would suggest, being thinner and more carbonated, more like a German Hefeweizen. The taste has similarity to the smell , however with apparent citrusy notes and an interesting note of pine but without the hoppiness (as this style does not include hops in the brewing process). Overall I held no expectations for this beer only because I am completely new to the style. I definitely enjoyed the unique experience, and would recommend this small batch to anyone who can get their hands on it. Also do some research on this primitive Beer style, very interesting read!

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Photo of Stevedore
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a darker ruby-brown body, one finger white head, thick collar, good retention and bits of lacing. Smells of nutty brown malt, toffee, juniper, touch of lemon, mild herbal spiciness. It's interesting to say the least. Flavour works pretty well, with a nice brown malt nuttiness, a bit of caramel and toffee sweetness, balanced out a bit by a slight herbal bitterness and a fair amount of juniper. This is a very different beer, but in some ways it is sort of like a brown ale with adjuncts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, a bit slick and sticky on the finish.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of budgood1
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Laplander
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robear
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Raime
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmryan8
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of blasass
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Says review optional. It is not

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skunkdrool
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisjws
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruit, spices and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, fruit, brown sugar and mild spices. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is strong for the style and provides a good balance. The after-taste is herbal and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you want something slightly different.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jminor92
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium-thick body, Dark, mostly opaque, copper/amber with a lace of off white head. Aroma is of of roasted malt with hints of fruit and toffee . Taste is malt and tart to start fading to a malty coffee like after taste. Very thick with little carbonation it drinks smooth but leaves a thick chewy feel. Taste strengthens greatly as it warms, best at around 60- 65* as it get overwhelming as it continues to warm.

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Norse Legend Sahti from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.56 out of 5 based on 493 ratings.
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