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LongShot Strawberry Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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LongShot Strawberry LagerLongShot Strawberry Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.08/5  rDev -68%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow...I can smell the strawberry aroma the second the cap comes off....over done anyone?

Pours like a golden lager.

Strawberry....sugar. Nothing else.

All I can taste is strawberry until there's a weird sorta beer like finish.

Light kinda drinkable if you ignore the flavor.

Drain pour. This is awful, terrible.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:44:34 | More by bobhits
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.8%

07-12-2014 14:40:08 | More by pat_usher
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Slay40

Michigan

2/5  rDev -40.8%

05-20-2013 00:50:02 | More by Slay40
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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -40.8%

04-30-2013 04:22:04 | More by mhaugo
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oldsalty

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -40.8%

06-13-2013 23:52:28 | More by oldsalty
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -40.8%

04-20-2013 04:34:43 | More by mattparsons
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millertime416

Iowa

2.16/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Sorry but this beer is a joke. Obviously sam adams dropped a good deal of artificial strawberry flavoring into a mediocre wheat beer or pale lager. The label says that it was brewed with fresh strawberries and, while it smells as such, there is not even the slightest hue of red. I'm not kidding, if you took one strawberry and dropped it in a 5 gallon carboy you would get 10 times the "reddish" color of this brew

A: Looks like your typical wheat ale, yellow with a slight orange hue. Very little carbonation and a decent amount of sediment.

S: Strawberry fields forever...

T: Like a strawberry...with some bitterness. Too much bitterness, the strawberry craves for some tartness.

M: Thinish

O: Fake, very fake. Very drinkable but not enjoyable. I mean I knew Sam Adams couldn't afford to brew a mass produced fruit beer, but this is way too fake. I wish they could have respected the home brewer enough to say "we can't afford to brew your recipe in large quantities."

...strawberry fields forever

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:58:25 | More by millertime416
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JEdmund

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -26%

04-19-2013 14:49:21 | More by JEdmund
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

04-12-2013 22:04:06 | More by kjfinnerty
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-07-2013 01:00:38 | More by Hellpop65
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spikechiquet

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-03-2013 03:39:41 | More by spikechiquet
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

A Beatles song comes to mind here..."Yellow Submarine"...I don't know why... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of white foam. A middling school of floaties swims about with a synchronization I can only describe as post-modern. The nose comprises slightly plastic-y strawberries and some light sweet biscuit (which seems to have dried out overnight). The taste holds notes of watered-down artificial strawberry and sweet biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, another example illustrating the apparent fact that brewing a quality fruit beer ain't easy.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 06:40:22 | More by TMoney2591
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
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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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.2%

11-02-2013 21:13:55 | More by Damian74Shensky
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prototypic

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-04-2013 04:33:36 | More by prototypic
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-13-2013 11:08:46 | More by JohneHoodlum
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bundy462

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-14-2013 17:26:04 | More by bundy462
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin and spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strawberries, very light malts, some lager yeast and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a very strong strawberry sweetness. Then some mild breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a very thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild and doesn’t bring much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, mild kick, decent representation of style, even if you’re looking for a fruit beer there are better choices than this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 02:48:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-08-2013 16:43:58 | More by Drknight
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billhelm

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-25-2014 16:50:13 | More by billhelm
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-12-2013 21:22:43 | More by justintcoons
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-21-2013 00:40:58 | More by nmann08
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-18-2013 01:46:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -11.2%

09-15-2013 09:54:40 | More by bernat1971
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Mark88

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-23-2014 16:16:23 | More by Mark88
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LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.