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LongShot Weizenbock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

LongShot WeizenbockLongShot Weizenbock

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BA SCORE
87
very good

261 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 261
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%


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

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alexgash on 02-09-2008)
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Reviews by Pehlman:
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Pehlman

California

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: A dark amber color that seems to get lighter towards the bottom. A very light head that dissapates quickly and leave a lot of lacing.

Smell: A light smell. Smells exactly like it tastes. A lot of dark fruit and not a lot of alcohol smell.

Taste: Similar to the smell. A mouthfull of dark fruit hits you right away. And there is not a lot of the alcohol in the flavor. The taste lingers for quite a while as well.


Mouthfeel:First thing I noticed was the high carbonation. This is the only thing I would really say that I don't care much for.

Drinkability: Overall I would say this beer is not an everyday drinker but not a special occasion beer either. It would be a nice beer for any season. I would say to definitely drink it with a meal. To me it isnt a beer I could just sit and drink without food.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 09:11:43 | More by Pehlman
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LongShot Weizenbock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.