LongShot Strawberry Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear light amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Strong strawberry nose, flavor is tart strawberry. $8.99 for a mixed 6-pak from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.
04-26-2013 22:38:47 | More by jdhilt
3.48/5 rDev +3%
12 oz. bottle,
A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a small white head with good retention, spotty lace.
S: Strawberry Crush, it is nostalgic and a bit odd to smell in a beer, but fun.
T: Strawberry soda initially, but then the lager comes in, and it's just a strange transition. The flavours are nice enough, but they never gel.
M: Light-bodied, crisp, a little cloying, refreshing to a degree.
O: A fun little summer experiment, it is artificial, but enjoyable for a single purchase to try something different.
06-16-2013 03:58:31 | More by Halcyondays
3.46/5 rDev +2.4%
Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed cloudy gold in color, with a moderate cap of white foam.
Aroma-Pleasant strawberry essence
Taste-Pale malt, strawberries. Crisp, faintly sweet with citrus undertones. A nice, easy drinking, crisp, summertime quencher.
04-28-2013 21:02:49 | More by hosehead83
3.45/5 rDev +2.1%
"Dave wanted to create a refreshing summertime beer, something that he could enjoy after a round of golf on a hot day. This lager has a bright and fresh strawberry character balanced with toffee and citrus notes." Brewed in the style of a fruit lager. This is one of the Longshot American Homebrew Contest 2012 winners, released amongst 2 other beers in the variety 6 pack. Available in 12 oz. bottles and on limited draft.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 56º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a frothy, foamy pastel white head over a pale amber body. Clarity is impeded by flecked pulpy sediment and a moderate haze. Carbonation is plentiful and energetic. Retention is above average and lacing is light and streaked. 3.5
(Smell) Very syrupy strawberry pulp body with a moderate tartness in tow, akin to strawberry fruit snacks. Very clean but very sweet. Potency is high. 3.25
(Taste) Sugary sweet strawberry fruit snack sweetness, a balancing tartness over a very clean pale and caramel malt body. Enjoyable but perhaps a bit strong on the strawberry angle for some, although I appreciate the balance of tart strawberry character that makes the collective strawberry less artificial tasting, it comes off almost like a mild Berliner Weisse with strawberry syrup added. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) Texture is clean, soft, smooth. Carbonation generates a softer, fluffier texture for a clean, yet filling mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is sweet over tart. Alcohol presence is low and there are few off characters. 3.5
(Overall) Pretty heavy on the strawberry. This would certainly find approval in the macro market and some craft beer drinkers may appreciate this as well, for although it is quite a sweet beer, it manages to present the underripe, tart aspects of strawberries for a better balance and improved drinkability. 3.5
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05-25-2014 03:06:32 | More by Jadjunk
LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.