LongShot Boysenberry Wheat - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
4.15/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Wow, this beer is amazing. There's no doubt why the judges picked this one. Perhaps one of the best new fruit beers to come out this decade. Couple this beer with a tropical fruit tart and some vanilla bean ice cream and you will have bliss.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 20:11:04 | More by BeerAdvocate
LongShot Boysenberry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.