Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
12oz bottle, Bruery tulip, best by September 2011.
At the pour this is a very golden and effervescent ale. The head is a puffy, tight white phenomenon and the body is of darker gold. All seems in order, proceed.
The nose does not belie the presence of that lavender; herbal, oily lavender reaches up from the glass, possibly mingled with some earthier hops. Perfume comes to mind, as does lavender oil room scents.
While heavy on the lavender, it's a rather pleasant earthy, herbal, minty drink. A little chalky yeast gets in there and this seems to me a bit like Saison du Buff. Rosemary could be construed.
The mouth is actually a little heavy and chalky for what should be, and mostly is, refreshing.
What is the base beer? A Saison or some kind of Belgian pale certainly. I don't think it's boring, as one of the very early reviewers I read seemed to think. I could question how this was the best that a Sam Adams employee brewed, but not bad, not bad.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2011 05:04:44 | More by brewerburgundy
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Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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