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LongShot Strawberry Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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
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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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Tone

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of fresh strawberries, pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, strawberries, slight sweet malt, sight wheat, hint of hops, and a hint of metallic flavor. Overall, better strawberry aroma than flavor. Good feel and blend, but the body is slightly lessened by the metallic flavor in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 12:50:53 | More by Tone
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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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden straw color with a huge fluffy white head that slowly dissipates. Smells of strawberry candy and a light sweet malt somewhere back there. The flavor is sweet berries of straw with a light lager beneath it. Little to no hop aroma or flavor. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugary mouthfeel. Kind of one dimensional, reminded me of a wine cooler at times, but I've had worse.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 01:46:16 | More by johnnnniee
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

August notched on the label.

Straw yellow colour, 1 inch head of foam.

The smell is ALL strawberries. Not my fav fruit by any means but I had zero hate against the smell of them.

The taste is certainly authentic. Strawberries....the beer is brewed with them so I expected it would taste of them and to be honest, I'd rather drink this than eat fresh strawberries. Weird, eh? For the like of me, I can't pull out any other flavours but I can't complain. For a fruit beer naming the fruit used, this is on the mark. A nice homebrew that Samuel Adams gave a chance for others to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 15:44:11 | More by Bitterbill
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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
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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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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of strawberry jam. Taste has some strawberry to it, but not overpowering, still has lager flavors as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing beer and a pretty good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 23:23:50 | More by tone77
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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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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

05-08-2013 13:53:05 | More by enelson
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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -40.8%

04-30-2013 04:22:04 | More by mhaugo
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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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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2013 01:11:39 | More by warnerry
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2013 03:59:40 | More by Whiskeydeez
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-03-2013 00:26:48 | More by williamjbauer
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2013 15:10:08 | More by thegerm87
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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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jsanford

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

04-21-2013 21:25:55 | More by jsanford
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-28-2013 20:41:02 | More by Daniellobo
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-09-2013 13:19:55 | More by RedneckBeerz
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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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-23-2013 16:15:09 | More by JohnK17
LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.