Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.23/5 rDev -10%
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.
01-15-2012 19:07:22 | More by rmcnealy
3.05/5 rDev -15%
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.
12-24-2011 16:07:29 | More by jwhawkins81
4.33/5 rDev +20.6%
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!
12-16-2011 01:03:08 | More by neenerzig
Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.