LongShot Lemon Pepper Saison - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
2.78/5 rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass (What else?)
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees, then fridged for approx 20 minutes before opening
Pours golden yellow with a slight overcast of mild orange tones. Just over a fingers worth of loose, white foam sits on top. The retention is better than expected, from the appearance. Lacing is in tiny spots, but is mildly sticky.
Full of pale malt notes, almost smells like a pilsner. Mild hints of lemon. Very slight traces of belgian yeast. I can spot the pepper notes, but if I weren't looking for them, I would totally miss them.
Wow, this is a letdown. I knew that my expectations for this would not be met. I was just hoping that it might have been in the same timezone, at least.
This is very bland and lifeless. Like someone mixed a bad pilsner with some very weak tripel. Just not alot going on here. Graininess and light hints of lemon juice. Light touches of belgian yeast presence. No spice presence at all.
The best part of this beer. Full-bodied with a mild level of carbonation. Smooth and refreshing, with a small hint of crispness, and a good showing of creaminess.
Not for me, thanks. I'm sure that this beer will garner some fans, I just don't know why.
Personally, this is the worst Longshot beer ever, to me.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2010 20:29:07 | More by coldmeat23
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3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint chalice.
A: Slightly hazy, medium golden color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: A mixture of esters, crisp phenolics, and Belgian aromatic malt.
T: Begins dry, with strong esters and bready malt. Acidity is restrained into the middle where malt becomes more crisp and crackery. Herbaceous hops emerge in the finish with a thread of savory cooking spices--notably cumin.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: A fairly straight-forward saison, whose dry flavor is undermined somewhat by the syrupy texture. Advertised flavors are well-integrated, practically hidden, although other herbal and metabolite flavors fall within appropriate bounds.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2012 00:04:27 | More by beagle75
LongShot Lemon Pepper Saison from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.