LongShot Boysenberry Wheat - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by demcorhip:
2.45/5 rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A slightly hazy golden straw coloured ale, unfortunately this means the fruit flavours are provided by a colourless concentrated extract (STRIKE ONE!), unless boysenberryies are a golden straw colour. Decent one finger white head supported by a relatively vigorous level of carbonation.
Fruit dominates, im assuming its the boysenberry, as ive never had the pleasure before of eating them all by themself. Their may be a whiff of lemony hops in there, but may be my imagination. Very faint smell of wheat grain also present (STRIKE TWO).
Wheat and pale malts give a mild bread crust character. Unfortunately this breadiness is buried under the bosenberry extract (STRIKE THREE!). There are hints of floral notes and perhaps some lemon as well as bubblegum that almost manage to emerge from underneath the wallop of bosenberry extract.
This is an absolute mess. Fruit extract overwhelms everything, and a solvent character is present as well. Id much rather enjoy a purple beer made with real fruit please and thankyou. Avoiding the use of concentrates may also allow for a more balanced brew with more evidence that this was made with fermented wort.
Slight solvent character reduces the drinkability of this fruit cooler type beer. Real fruit or at least real fruit juice as opposed to flavour extract might make this a drinkable beer and recognizable as such. Im not fond of slamming beer, but this is barely recognizable as such. It could have been so much better... Dammit now im getting a headache. Stupid fruit flavour extract.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2007 20:18:06 | More by demcorhip
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2.98/5 rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
hazy with a nice one inch head that faded to leave a ring around the putside of the glass.
Aroma was light, nothing really jumping out at you, but once it settled in was actually fairly decent. Lots of yeasty and grain like aroma, however there was a definate fruitiness to it. Something sweet lingering in the back that you just could not place., it was like a Hefe mixed with fruit, Actually very good. Nice grain flavors making up the bulk of it, however the berry was very evident, not somethign you had to go searching for. Left a nice finish as well. Very sweet finish.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 02:45:53 | More by mikesgroove
LongShot Boysenberry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.