LongShot Strawberry Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.11/5 rDev +21.6%
165 calories per bottle with 5.5% ABV. The strawberry sent is strong and the taste is definite. The aftertaste is a bit off with the strawberry taste not settling in compliment with the style - there is a minor bitter taste not working well with the strong strawberry. I was glad I tried but would not consider this a favorite. I could probably drink two before felling the desire for something else to help settle.
07-22-2013 00:03:12 | More by json83
3.96/5 rDev +17.2%
Appearance: Pale, orangish yellow. Head remains a thin lace. Quite a bit of sediment floating around.
Smell: Exactly like a strawberry Fruit Rollup.
Taste: Tart citrus and strawberry. Maybe a hint of banana.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated.
This would have been difficult to place as a lager in a blind taste test. However, the smell brought me back to childhood with the unmistakable tart, dried strawberry whiffs in Fruit Rollups. The taste is tart, and the aftertaste more so. It is predominately strawberry mixed with some citrus, and maybe the slightest touch of banana. There is so much sediment rolling around in the drink, and I find that quite inviting. I probably wouldn't get this again, but I would definitely drink it again. This is a very good, hot day treat. I'm not a fruit beer guy at all, but I really liked this, and really like the fact it was a homebrew. Congrats to the homebrewer.
04-28-2013 22:03:25 | More by TeamMathis
3.95/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
03-30-2013 15:44:11 | More by Bitterbill
3.95/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
09-26-2013 22:57:06 | More by boilermakerbrew
3.9/5 rDev +15.4%
Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.
Appearance: Amber with a haze and some debris. Thin white head with medium lacing on the glass.
Smell: Hops and strawberries.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Light to medium bodied and smooth. Taste of hops and malts with some light strawberry flavoring.
Overall: Good brew. Very refreshing, I would have this one again.
06-08-2013 19:45:38 | More by Cavanaghty
3.81/5 rDev +12.7%
A= Pours a very light yellow color with a lot of floaties throughout the beer. The head is a small white color with some spotty lacing on the side of the glass.
S= The smell is strong of strawberries. Quite nice and refreshing to be honest. It smells like a bag of those freeze dried strawberries freshly opened. The lager smell comes through but there isn't anything interesting going on there.
T= The taste is a bit more subdued in the strawberry flavor but it comes through. It actually tastes like they used those freeze dried strawberries just because the sort of waxy chalky taste that comes through it. It's not bad but it isn't the totally fresh bright strawberries I got from the nose. Again it has the basic lager taste but it isn't really interesting so I'll save myself from painfully finding new ways to describe the flavor of "beer".
M= A nice mouth but I think a little more bright carbonation would be fun.
O= This isn't a bad beer by any means. In fact if this were avalible regularly I could see myself reaching for it early summer. As far an mind blowing or living up to my high expectations it seems little less exciting. A strawberry lager is what it's called and a strawberry lager is what it is.
05-09-2013 00:30:58 | More by jjanega08
3.79/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
09-15-2013 15:19:58 | More by stella77artois
3.78/5 rDev +11.8%
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/2013. Pours very cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big ripe strawberries, pear, light bread, light honey, and light floral hops. Very nice aromas with big strawberry presence; and good strength. Taste of lightly tart strawberries, pear, cracker, bread, floral, light honey, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of strawberry, pear, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance of strawberry, malt, hop, and yeast esters; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruited lager style. Very nice balance of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
08-07-2013 03:46:52 | More by superspak
LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.