Longshot Friar Hop Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Duhast500:
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
The color is a dark gold with a finger and a half of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.
The smell is a bit yeasty with some malty aroma kicking out beyond and then back again letting itself be announced. Some slight hop aroma is there mixed with some spiciness that is quite interesting.
The taste is sweet at first with a nice caramel flavor. The malts do boost the flavor a bit as it seems to land on either side of the bitterness that rides in with some spicy hop flavor. Things stay balanced until the end when the bitterness grows and pushes some of the malt flavor out of the way.
The feel of this beer is pretty inviting and has a nice medium body and is pretty drinkable. It goes down easy and has slight aftertaste that is pleasant.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2011 16:13:43 | More by Duhast500
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4/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The date on the beer was September 2011, so I'm a bit past the date, but it somehow got shoved in the back of the fridge and I figured it was worth a shot. Poured into a tulip glass and was pleasantly surprised how fresh it still seemed.
Aroma is not too strong, with a slight slight fruitiness. Definite Belgianness comes through.
Appearance is a dark gold with an off-white, fairly thin head.
Taste is surprisingly good, and I'm usually not into Belgians overall, and specifically not Belgian IPA's. Nice use of spice and hops to gain some balance, while retaining the overall style.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, but perhaps a little light.
Overall, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this beer, and imagine it may have been even better last summer.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2012 01:53:29 | More by diddly
Longshot Friar Hop Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.