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LongShot Cranberry Wit - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
81
good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-29-2008)
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dakid618

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a deep hazy golden amber color with a half finger of white head that disappears quickly. Smell is very wheaty with just a hint of cranberry. The taste is consistent with an "average" witbier but has a light cranberry aftertaste. Differs from most wits in the mouthfeel as this is by far the thickest I've ever had. I think I would enjoy this less if the mouthfeel were lighter. Good drinkability. I opened this beer expecting to dislike it and found it to be fairly tasty, but not something I would necessarily search out. Much better than their cranberry lambic in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 19:05:50 | More by dakid618
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - cloudy orange/pink color with an pink/white head that thinned out to a small clump leaving a few here and there spots of lacing.

S - wheat and faint cranberry smell.

T - tart cranberry with a spiced flair keeping the beer balanced and drinkable.

F - crisp and refreshing.

D - easy drinking brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 02:59:21 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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degerbah

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Hated the longshots last year, hoping this year goes a lot better

Had a bottle of this the day after it appeared at my local grocery store. Drank out of a pub glass. Pours an extremely cloudy orangish color. The smell is almost non-existant. The taste is ok, nothing to right home about. More subtle than SA;s blackberry wit. The strong point of this beer is its easy drinkability. It's actually a pretty good beer. Just nothing at all exciting

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 21:31:34 | More by degerbah
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LyonsHead

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a cloudy orange with a tiny tint of red. Ridiculous white and fluffy head.

S: Strong wheat nose with only background notes of cranberry

T: there is a nice malty sweetness with good wheat flavor. the cranberry taste comes in at the end and is by no means overpowering or lingering. It is complimented by citrus flavors like orange.

M: refreshingly smooth and fully body

D: I mush admit I'm shocked, I love all sam adams stuff except their fruit stuff. I guess I liked this so much because it isn't really from Sam Adams. If I could vote on this though, I'd say keep it as a part of the 21 and bag that crappy lambic... this beer is way better!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 21:10:33 | More by LyonsHead
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lonestar4lunch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy with just the smallest reddish hue. Head dissipates quickly leaving a bit behind. Aroma is very faint with just a bit of wheat and tart fruit. Taste is surprisingly crisp! The sweetness is just right. You get the cranberry taste without the heavy tartness and the carbonation helps to fill this one out. Once it warms up you get a little more "funk" which is not a bad thing, goes with the style if you ask me. Very drinkable and not too sweet. An unexpected highlight of the Longshot series this year.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 01:30:29 | More by lonestar4lunch
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle like a cloudy apple cider with two fingers of bright white head. Sticky lacing all around the glass.

Aroma of wheat, cranberry, white pepper, with a touch of cinnamon.

Tastes like a wheat cracker with a dab of cranberry jam. The cranberry presence is quite subtle. As is the spiciness. Cinnamon and a touch of tartness appear as the beer warms. Finishes with wheat cracker/jam and homemade biscuit.

Lighter bodied, dry and slightly tart, and moderately carbonated.

I wish the cranberries had been kicked up a notch. A bit subtle overall. Still, quite drinkable as is.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 18:21:16 | More by Monkeyknife
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the label.

Pours a cloudy beige with rose highlights, decent lacing on the glass. Slight cranberry tartness and lemony fermented wheat in the aroma with a quick whiff of tart plum in the back. Nice and smooth with a quick snap of crispness on the light to medium body. There is a cranberry presence here but it seems a bit withdrawn and not whole, more of the tartness without any real depth. I am sure it a pretty hard to capture that depth in a beer though. Spicing is modest with the wheat coming forward a bit more. Within the spicing is cinnamon which really works in this beer as it plays against the tartness. Spicy, semi-tart dry finish lingers for a good while.

Good stuff all around, this clearly should be upgraded to at least a winter seasonal and give the Cranberry Lambic the axe. As for cooking with it, I could see basting a turkey with this beer for sure ...

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 02:28:41 | More by Jason
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LongShot Cranberry Wit from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.