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LongShot Strawberry Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

LongShot Strawberry LagerLongShot Strawberry Lager

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.45%

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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Reviews by Bitterbill:
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3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

August notched on the label.

Straw yellow colour, 1 inch head of foam.

The smell is ALL strawberries. Not my fav fruit by any means but I had zero hate against the smell of them.

The taste is certainly authentic. Strawberries....the beer is brewed with them so I expected it would taste of them and to be honest, I'd rather drink this than eat fresh strawberries. Weird, eh? For the like of me, I can't pull out any other flavours but I can't complain. For a fruit beer naming the fruit used, this is on the mark. A nice homebrew that Samuel Adams gave a chance for others to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 15:44:11 | More by Bitterbill
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

04-17-2014 21:13:13 | More by SkinniePost
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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02-23-2014 16:16:23 | More by Mark88
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-09-2014 19:47:34 | More by gonzo000
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3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: unfiltered honey body, 1 finger white head,
nice lacing

S: fresh strawberries, light earthy grain

T: same as nose, mild grassy veg finish

M: light/med body, dry/crisp mouth

O: Surprised me; still prefer strawberry ale/lambics
but this is quite nice.


Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 23:53:19 | More by BeerLover99
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

12-02-2013 04:38:33 | More by NonicPanic
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-08-2013 04:23:18 | More by soonerlight
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-02-2013 21:13:55 | More by Damian74Shensky
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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of strawberry jam. Taste has some strawberry to it, but not overpowering, still has lager flavors as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing beer and a pretty good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 23:23:50 | More by tone77
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3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a hazy, lighter yellow color with some somewhat larger floaties in it. Small head that only retains a little while. Lacing is sparse.

S- Light, yet natural and pure strawberry scent is first and foremost. Smells surprisingly similar to a fresh strawberry that's been cut open. Small hints of classic lager malts towards the end of the scent.

T- Starts with a subdued version of the strawberry flavor from the scent. Light and fruity moves into some classic lager flavors, more on the light American lager side than say, a German lager. Ends very crisp with a slight lingering strawberry flavor.

M- Light, highly carbonated, and very drinkable. This is a good session beer as far as weight goes. The strawberry flavor is light enough to drink repeatedly if that's your flavor of choice.

Overall, much better than expected, and a pretty good beer. Wish I would have grabbed more than one of these because I doubt I can find it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 22:57:06 | More by boilermakerbrew
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

09-17-2013 22:31:03 | More by Yoda22
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled tonight (9/16/13) and chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler. Pours a darker gold in color with a small 1-finger white fizzy head. Some lacing was seen when sipped. The smell of fresh strawberries is straight forward when poured and with some grain. Very nice aroma. The taste is of course the same with a slight bitter finish. Carbonation was above average hence the streaming bubbles seen rising from the bottom and sides of the glass. Overall, it wasn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 03:24:31 | More by BeerWithMike
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New York

3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Looked like a lager, a medium yellow with a fair amount of carbonation noticeable.

S - A healthy amount of strawberry up front. The dankness of a lager, subtle hints of hops, and a bit of citrus. Nice smelling beer, if not a bit simple.

T - Suprisingly tasty. The strawberry is certainly noticeable immediately, but it's not overpowering or too sweet. An almost perfect amount of strawberry for a beer that has the fruit in it's name, IMO. Didn't notice it much in the aroma, but malt is noticeable, as is a general fermenty taste.

F - Very refreshing as a quality lager should be. Easy going down and on the stomach. As noted on the bottle, I can certainly invision myself drinking one (or 5 on the golf course).

O - Suprisingly good beer. Flavorful lager that also quenches the thirst. I'd certainly buy this in a 6-pack if it were offered.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 15:19:58 | More by stella77artois
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-15-2013 09:54:40 | More by bernat1971
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3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is gold, not much pink or reddish hues, head is 1/2" thick and light tan, dissipating to a thin top.

Smell is strawberry forward, hard to decipher if it is a syrupy scent as their is decent tartness noted.

Taste is crisp, strawberry fruitiness, tart flavors with a solid toasted malt flavor following. Subtle malt flavors are noted but not sweet - good interesting balance to the stronger strawberry.

Mouthfeel is drying, overall medium with solid lager carbonation.

Overall, interesting brew, too fruity for my taste but decent malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:08:04 | More by mvanaskie13
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4/5  rDev +18%

09-03-2013 02:25:08 | More by Wrex68
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-02-2013 02:01:05 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-28-2013 12:40:02 | More by AndrewMichael
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-28-2013 00:39:41 | More by Hopstout
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-26-2013 17:43:23 | More by ohyayitstrey
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2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as part of the mixed 6 pack. 12oz bottle. 5.5% ABV. Pours out to a clear, spritzy light golden, forming a tall poofy off white head with superior retention and lacing in part due to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs or so. The aroma is strawberry at an arm's length, but when the nose is put in the glass one gets subtle wheat and hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied and spritzy. The taste is a recap of the aroma with lots of strawberries, a subtle tartness, very mild and very non-descript metallic bitterness, a metallic note in the finish and fake strawberry flavor (like Frankenberry cereal) in the aftertaste. Easy to drink, but I really wouldn't want more than 1 or 2 of these. The combination of the strawberries, tartness and aftertaste starts to taste like strawberry daquiri spit-up.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 02:31:42 | More by Mitchster
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08-18-2013 01:46:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-16-2013 00:26:10 | More by Boone757
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New York

3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with plenty of tiny yeast particles suspended. The white head is short with tight bubbles, leaves a small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is all strawberry. It seems natural, nice overripe berry. Not much else there.

The taste is similar to the aroma. Big overripe strawberry flavor. I can pick up a solid bready flavor from the malt. Light lemon gives the beer a drying character in the finish.

The feel is moderate, thicker than expected. Sweet on the palate but finishes dry. Not very clean or crisp for a lager.

Overall a decent fruit beer. I like the strawberry flavor. The base beer seems to be a tad thick.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 17:15:24 | More by Gmann
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LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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