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LongShot Strawberry Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-30-2013)
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Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -11%

bundy462, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Gavage, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -11%

Drknight, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of mmmmbeer
4/5  rDev +18.7%

mmmmbeer, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

claspada, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of StaveHooks
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

StaveHooks, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jmw4437
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jmw4437, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

twiggamortis420, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of TheDoak
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TheDoak, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Metalaero
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Metalaero, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

bmwats, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of lancecenter
3/5  rDev -11%

lancecenter, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of pcsnyder
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

pcsnyder, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Halcyondays, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of oldsalty
2/5  rDev -40.7%

oldsalty, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Gregwa, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Cavanaghty, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of nakedninjaturtle
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

nakedninjaturtle, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of 307x
4/5  rDev +18.7%

307x, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Hellpop65, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Chucker17, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of spikechiquet
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

spikechiquet, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
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).

deltatauhobbit, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

bscalt, Jun 01, 2013
LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.