Longshot Friar Hop Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a clean sam adams pint glass - Has a clear copper body with a 2-3 finger off white head that lingered for a while.
Smell - Immediately I picked up on the fruits, banana, orange, corriander, apple, pear. Almost reminds me of a stronger version of their Winter Ale.
Taste - Very, very fruity, hardly any hop character at all, if any. I'm picking up a lot of banana like flavors in the finish, very strong. This is a very flavorful beer. Maybe some cherries in there as well. A lot is going on in this beer. After a minute, I'm getting an aftertaste of cinnamon.
Mouthfeel - medium, carbonation is great. I think if it had anymore or less, it would really hurt this beer. The more it warms up, the more sticky, syruppy this one gets. Really coats the palate.
Overall - To me it seems like a stronger version of their Winter Ale, more spices, more fruit, more alcohol. The alcohol isn't noticeable till the finish.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 20:07:20 | More by Genuine
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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.