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LongShot Boysenberry Wheat - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

LongShot Boysenberry WheatLongShot Boysenberry Wheat

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BA SCORE
83
good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 225
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 01-20-2007)
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cubedbee

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle best by June '07. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that quickly subsides to a slight ring of lace. Nose is all boysenberries, very fruity and nice smelling, nothing else coming through though. Taste is slightly grainy wheat followed by a nice burst of berries, just the slightest bit tart, and then finishing with a slight lemony bite of hops. Solid tasting fruit beer, not overwhelming or artificial tasting, but nice refreshing fruit over a solid wheat body. Definitely a summer beer and need to be in the mood for something fruity, but I would have this again, if they ever bring these beers back.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2007 22:04:53 | More by cubedbee
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Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine April 2007.

This is the first time the employee homebrew contest has been included in Sam Adams's LongShot contest. Boston Beer is a pretty passionate company to be pushing their employees with some hands-on training at home--they all got homebrew kits. Cheers to Ken Smith for the win.

A broad three fingers of head is cradled by the liquid. Great head retention as the lace drops patches of stickiness down the glass. Remarkably smooth and crisp with a medium body. Hazed, yellow-beige color. A fresh, but not cloying, berry aroma; very clean with a crisp grain bite in the aft. One-two snap of mildly tart berry and clean graininess from the wheat. Temperate hop bitterness shows great balance, especially when the berry flavor goes a pinch to the sweet side. Solid malt backbone middle to end, with a good amount of flavor to play with, as the berry character is slow to leave. Semi-dry finish.

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LongShot Boysenberry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.