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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

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a honey golden color with an off-white milky cap. Good retention and lacing.

S - Strawberry candy aroma, strawberry wafers, fruit roll up, light grainy malts underneath,

T - Follows the nose with strawberry hard candy, sweet but not cloying, some grassy hops adds a light bitterness and there's some tartness as well. Pale malts, are light and crisp. Finishes slightly tart with some faint astringency.

M - Light and somewhat creamy, good amount of stingy carbonation, light bodied.


Judging from the name I didn't have high hopes, but this is better than I expected. This is more of a candy strawberry flavored brew.The candy fruit flavor is nice and not totally artificial. A descent summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 20:30:44 | More by StaveHooks
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-23-2013 23:31:28 | More by jmw4437
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours a slightly hazed gold color with a modest white head. Little floaties abound detracts from the appearance, big time.

Nose is huge strawberry soda aromas, no way this is all from natural strawberry editions.

Taste is too strawberry soda-esque...and the malt not as light, crisp and grainy as it probably should be. I dont know, its not as refreshing as I thought and the strawberry flavors are artificial tasting. I was hoping it would similar to Abita's Strawberry Harvest....not so much.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 17:42:26 | More by twiggamortis420
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TheDoak

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2013 03:31:50 | More by TheDoak
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Metalaero

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

06-20-2013 23:59:58 | More by Metalaero
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles pretty quickly, leaving a slight blanket of foam on the surface. Pretty nice beer ring lacing.

S: Strawberry is very prominent, also some light grain.

T: Sourdough bread, and a little strawberry soda.

M: Light body, has a very soda water-y character to it. Feels very carbonated. Kind of an off-putting, bitter, out-of-place aftertaste.

D: Session style.

Atmosphere fair enough. Dark golden hue, decent foamy head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is strawberry and grain...nothing else. Sourdough bread and strawberry soda, with a synthetic, steely, bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 04:27:57 | More by bmwats
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lancecenter

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

06-17-2013 03:11:40 | More by lancecenter
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2013 16:14:55 | More by pcsnyder
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Halcyondays

California

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 03:58:31 | More by Halcyondays
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oldsalty

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -40.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-11-2013 23:05:42 | More by Gregwa
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 19:45:38 | More by Cavanaghty
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nakedninjaturtle

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-08-2013 12:03:33 | More by nakedninjaturtle
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307x

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +18.3%

06-07-2013 23:10:41 | More by 307x
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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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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-04-2013 01:46:35 | More by Chucker17
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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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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw color with a decent sized white head, bubbles fade at a slightly quick rate and leave no lacing on the glass, surprisingly there are some floaties in the beer for what I would have expected to clear.

Smell is quite distinctively strawberry, quite the sweet fruit aroma, slight sweet malt backing, no hop presence that I can distinguish behind the strawberry.

Taste starts right out with the strawberry sweetness and finishes with it too, for as sweet as it is it isn't cloying although quite artificial, carbonation is nice and high which gives it more refreshing-ness than it deserves.

Overall, not a bad lawnmower beer and considering I'm drinking this on a day that has hit the low 90's, I'd rather be drinking this than the barleywine I have in my fridge (at least until I get the AC installed).

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 00:13:12 | More by deltatauhobbit
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

05-31-2013 23:29:10 | More by bscalt
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Johnnyv310

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

05-30-2013 05:14:26 | More by Johnnyv310
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Snagged all three of the longshot beers at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - Daymn my pour has a shit ton of sediment floaties! Ew! Beer is overall a fairly bright yellow with just a 1/4 inch of head that settles to a mild lace ring.
S - Lager yeast meets Strawberry puree, I am actually surprised how strong it smells and how little actual lager it smells of.
T - Really not loving this I am one of the few that like my fruit beers to taste of fruit and not beer. Very little strawberry flavor or tartness just a touch of sweet malts and no hops. If anything I am grateful it doesn't taste like corn.
M - Light to medium, leading toward refreshing. OK summer brew.

Overall it goes out to accomplish what its brewed as a lager with strawberry flavors. This is why I can't rate it too low since it excels in both balance and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 05:08:30 | More by DrDemento456
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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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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a sediment ridden golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that gently settles down to a thin cap

S: Lots of strawberry up front, along with a light citrus fruitiness and malts

T: Starts off with a blast of strawberries followed up by a light maltiness. Get some citrus as well, but it is well overpowered by the strawberries. Very clean and surprisingly not too artificial

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice little summer fruit beer that is definitely refreshing, but a little one-dimensional. Recommended for those who enjoy fruity beers and strawberries

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 02:23:03 | More by BEERMILER12
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drink by August 2013. Poured into a 20oz shaker pint.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, somewhat chunky amber color. Gigantic, fistful of head due to the aggressive pour... eventually falls to about three, and finally half. Head is pillowy, and the lacing is great. One of the best lagers I've seen.

Smell: Definitely strawberries in there, with a spicy hop note to make things a bit more interesting. Not much depth, but certainly pleasant.

Taste/feel: Definite lawn-mower type beer like the brewer intended it to be. Starts and finishes smooth with a slightly thicker than water consistency. There's a lot of strawberry in this beer, for sure, but it's a mild beer overall. There malts and trace of hops balance it all out pretty well. Virtually no bitterness to speak of.

A respectable beer. I do find it to be a bit light, but then again, that's what this beer's purpose is. A sexy looking beer with a pleasant aroma and flavor. The strawberry flavor lingers, and I enjoy it, as it doesn't taste artificial. Not a great beer by any means, but a tasty one... the ladies and BMC drinkers alike would enjoy sipping on this one, I think. A very good starter's beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 01:38:33 | More by Alextricity
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MadWolf

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

05-24-2013 07:22:19 | More by MadWolf
LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.