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LongShot Traditional Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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LongShot Traditional BockLongShot Traditional Bock

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BA SCORE
88
very good

340 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.80% 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 12-30-2008)
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rodney45

New York

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours the color of the Sam Adams bottle, very dark amber. Small head. Very clear.

S: Smells like a porter, and a bit astringent. Malt is everywhere!

T: Alright this is good, but its going to take a bit to explain it all.
At first, I get a some coffee, and chocolate, and dark cherry. Then, im overwhelmed by what seems like a toasty dark malt. Next comes a small astringent flavor, that seems to be the alcohol, but its by no means overwhelming. Followed again by espresso, chocolate, and dryness that feels like a porter.

M: Well done, bravo.

D: Well, the trade off with a bock is that too many and you're either A) too full or B) too drunk... to want any more than one or two, but its good for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 19:31:35 | More by rodney45
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Traditional Bock has a rich, superbly malty nose, smelling in many ways not so much like beer as a freshly-baked, yeasty loaf of thick brown bread, drizzled with molasses, butter and wildflower honey. Brown sugars and vanillas round out the aromas, making a delicious cookie dessert to the bread.

On the tongue the brew is far thicker than would be expected--medium viscosity at least--and feels slightly grainy on the tongue, as if it were unfiltered. The flavors are incredibly complex, with all of the notes from the aroma resounding in even fuller fashion than seems possible. Malts are obviously king here, huge caramelized brown sugars waltzing with toasted grains, while in the background dark fruit esters (plum and cherry, yes, but also hints of banana) do the mambo with marble rye bread. Hops are minimal, providing just enough bitter kick to perfectly balance the malts.

In fact, if one word were to describe this brew, it would be "balanced": everything in here nicely complements everything else, and there is nothing extra to get in the way. This is a superb bock, in other words--in fact, a beer that deserves to be placed into full-time production.

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July2Nov

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Smell: Has bit of sweetness on the nose with the malts. Getting a cinnamon raisin note in there.

Taaste & Mouthfeel: Mild at first, then peaks up with a good malt full of goodness. The plum/raisin notes come through as indicated by the nose. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

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LongShot Traditional Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.