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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
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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 49
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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-18-2013 01:46:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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

New York

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
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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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-09-2013 19:53:01 | More by rorjets
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:46:52 | More by superspak
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-05-2013 04:20:57 | More by Knapp85
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prototypic

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-04-2013 04:33:36 | More by prototypic
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a little bit of an orange-red like hue. The brew is lightly hazed with many particulates floating about the brew. Upon pouring there is a one finger billowy white head that has a good level of retention slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and sweet. The sweet is a massive dose of strawberry taking on an almost strawberry jam like smell. While sweet, the aroma is very authentic of strawberry with no artificial smells. Mixed with this aroma is a little bit of biscuit and honey overall giving a fantastically strawberry shortcake like smell.

Taste – The taste starts out with a biscuity and quite sweet taste. The sweetness upfront, while composed mostly of strawberry, had other sweeter tastes of caramel as well. As the taste advances the caramel fades while the strawberry gets even stronger. With the increase in strawberry comes some flavors of a grassy hop and a little bit of lemon adding just a touch of sourness and bitterness to balance out the sweet leaving a nice taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker side for a lager of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The combination of the two are rather nice for blending drinkability, with the sweet fruitiness of the beer while still upholding the lighter malt and the little bit of hop that is there at the end of the taste.

Overall – I think strawberry beers are some of the harder ones to craft and this one is pretty good. It has a good showing of strawberry without being artificial or cloying in nature and still maintaining a good level of drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 00:43:49 | More by Darkmagus82
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balinor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +18.3%

08-02-2013 20:24:28 | More by balinor
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 02:07:40 | More by harpus
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emyers

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a billowing white head. Very aggressive carbonation.

Smell: A lot of strawberry up front along with some lightly toasted bready notes and a hint of spicy hops. This could smell very refreshing, but the strawberry seems a bit artificial to me and I'm having trouble getting past that.

Taste: The malt bill comes through a little more here, with bready malt, toasted biscuit notes, and a very mild caramel sweetness. Strawberry is still prominent, but not as prominent as in the nose (and thankfully it doesn't come off as quite as artificial here either). Ultimately there really isn't a whole lot going on flavor-wise in this one, but it's very refreshing, and the strawberry adds a unique touch.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and smooth with a high carbonation level. I'm also getting a faint acidity, which I'm liking quite a bit.

Overall: Certainly a refreshing beer, but there really isn't anything keeping my interest. I don't see myself purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:22:53 | More by emyers
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-31-2013 00:40:55 | More by davemathews68
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Sweffin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-29-2013 22:57:37 | More by Sweffin
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-29-2013 18:22:06 | More by FreshButterbeer
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-24-2013 09:52:50 | More by Paul_Apsley
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CelticAleMan

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-23-2013 03:51:08 | More by CelticAleMan
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json83

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 00:03:12 | More by json83
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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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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-18-2013 04:52:01 | More by duff247
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bundy462

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a 2" head that lingers around a while. Some mild lace paints the glass.

Smell: loads of strawberries here with some grassy notes in the background.

Taste: lightly grainy malt base with grass, biscuit, a hint of lemon zest, and a decent strawberry flavor that is more sweet than expected. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry at the finish. Long lasting strawberry aftertaste here.

Overall: not a bad fruit beer, but one of these is enough in a session. Good to drink on a hot day in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 20:45:51 | More by Gavage
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.3%

07-06-2013 13:47:19 | More by mmmmbeer
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-02-2013 21:50:39 | More by claspada
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a hazy, light golden amber with a fine two finger head and lacing. Aroma of strawberries with a hint of sweet malt. Flavor is mildly sweet strawberry, light biscuit malt and light grassy hops transitioning quickly to drier lightly strawberry, slightly astringent grassy hop finish. Light bodied with nice carbonation. Both the strawberry and malt seem rather subdued, with a a bit of an abrupt, dry finish. Different and drinkable, but not intense enough flavors to be interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 00:24:03 | More by LiquidAmber
LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.