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Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Longshot Honey B's Lavender AleLongshot Honey B's Lavender Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 221
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silentjay on 03-19-2011)
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rmcnealy

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3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served chilled in a traditional pint glass.

I didn't realize these were a year+ old already. Seen one of each from the latest series for $1.29 each on a discount shelf. Poured out a light, translucent golden amber that appears to be fully filtered. Created a small, inconsistent lace that faded a half ring around the glass. First smells in the bottle were very tart and of age. In a glass, a slight age funk remains, but the tartness is replaced with a slight floral aroma followed with malt and very minimal hop. The taste is very dry and the agedness definitely signals this beer is past its prime. When I first cracked it open I was worried it might be a drain pour, it I'll make it through.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 19:07:22 | More by rmcnealy
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uziangis

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-13-2012 02:52:04 | More by uziangis
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Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-01-2012 23:28:20 | More by Sinewave
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larryi86

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-30-2011 01:14:47 | More by larryi86
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-29-2011 02:19:06 | More by rxthree
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-27-2011 16:30:29 | More by Lantern
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jwhawkins81

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted on 4/9/11

Aroma - Lavendar is there and a biscuit maltiness

Appearance - Yellow with a good residual carbonation

Taste - Sweet honey and some biscuity quality. Not what I would call good. But not the quality beer I have come to expect from a longshot winner.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 16:07:29 | More by jwhawkins81
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-23-2011 09:56:34 | More by orm56
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LDemarais

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-22-2011 04:27:44 | More by LDemarais
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Michigan

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neenerzig

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had a bottle of this sitting in my fridge for a few months now, so I figured it was time to finally crack it open. Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear medium pale golden color with a white head about 2/3 inch thick when poured. The head settles to a nice medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass with a nice film layer coating the surface. Good lacing too. Aromas of honey, some floral fruit, and the lavender are certainly present, along with a bit of piney hops and a hint of spice. The taste pretty much follows suit, good flavors of honey and spice along with floral fruityness and a bit of lavender that is all rounded out with a slight touch of hop bitterness on the back end. Has a crisp, and frothy medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Very drinkable the way good beer should be. A very nice and unique blend of aromas and flavors. Worth a try for sure! I would certainly drink this again!

Eric

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Texas

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Delaware

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-29-2011 19:16:37 | More by THECPJ
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Washington

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11-25-2011 04:28:30 | More by rab53
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Texas

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California

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Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.