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LongShot Beer Flower Wheat - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Reviews: 50
Hads: 144
Avg: 3.33
pDev: 21.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of c1377
4.23/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The nose is perfect, but dissapates somewhat as you get near the bottom of the glass.
The mouthfeel is velvety and almost thin.
The bittering is not overdone and does not linger.
Great for spring, summer, fall, and Christmas!

I really wish I could have purchased this in a 6pack, because this brew is worth sampling at different temperatures... It is highly drinkable... far more very refreshing than even lemonade on a hot day.
It is the only "longshot" I would purchase over and over.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the 2013 Samuel Adams LongShot Pack - Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep, dark golden body with a large, white, sudsy head.

Smell: Lightly toasted wheat malt nose with a touch of sweetish toffee and a fruity-scented element from the hibiscus.

Taste: Malted wheat with a light, toasty edge to it and a slight overall breadiness. Toffee-like sweetness. The hibiscus adds an inviting, distinct fruitiness. Fairly neutral hop character with a minor bitterness. Fruity, lightly sweetish, lightly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Though just a simple wheat ale, it was decidedly drinkable, given an interesting, agreeable twist with the inclusion of hibiscus.

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Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, amber color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight hops, hint of hop oil, hint of citrus, and a hint of floral aromas. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, wheat, slight hops, hint of hop oil, slight pale malt, and a hint of floral flavor. Overall, good aroma, body, blend, and decent feel. The floral notes make this a session beer refreshingly sharp.

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Photo of nickfl
3.81/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A small head of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head disappears quickly and leaves little lace. An aroma of sweet malt and floral notes. Lots of hybiscus up front in the flavor with notes of caramel and toasty malt in the middle. Finishes with more hybiscus and a touch of banana lurking in the background. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish. Not bad, the hybiscus seems like a gererally positive addition to the base beer,methought it doesn't allow much wheat beer character to shine through.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus fruit, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus, bananas and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer with some flavor and substance to pound down for a while.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.71/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best before September 2013 notched on the label.

It pours a clear yellow/orange with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly to just a few islands.

It smells very grainy; I get wheat and another strongish aroma that must? be the hibiscus mentioned on the label. Never smelled that before and I'm too lazy to google it.

The taste is nice. Grainy from the wheat, a mild sweetness with a bit of a twang as well. Very unusual to me flavours here but I like.

On the low end of medium bodied with lightish carbonation, it's quaffable and enjoyable. The mixed 6 pack of LongShot brews did not disappoint.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pours a bright copper color, with soapy white head and plenty of lacework. Clarity is decent, has a slight chill haze.

SMELL: Bready and fruity, with some big time rose petal floral notes. Wheat malt and flowers. Earthy, expressive, this longshot knocks the aroma out of the park.

TASTE: Wheat malt and very flowery, with notes of edible flowers. Malt character adds a doughy breadyness. Mild bitterness, and the hibiscus used adds a unique slightly bitter flavor. Wheat and hop flavors work well, lending a citrus presence.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, by dries out considerably in the finish. Mild cardboard taste. Dry as hell in the finish, earthy floral notes carry on.

OVERALL: A nice experimental ale, the flavor is full of character. Bone dry, kind of different, and makes for a good drink on a warm spring evening.

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Photo of mattkoon
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is the beer flower wheat from the longshot contest brought to us by samuel adams. this beer has nice color- it reminds me of honey with a slight cloudiness. a very slight sweetness to the smell, but its not very potent at all. the taste is sweet with some mild hops lingering at the end. over all i think this is a very mild drinkable beer, nice for a warm afternoon.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an orange-golden color with a one finger white head. The head fades fast at first to leave a persistent smell white head that fades over a time period of ~ 5 min to leave a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and flowery. There are aromas of a more melon nature with big honeydew smell. Along with this aromas are some other light sweet smells of a caramel and honey nature. The floral nature is of a hibiscus and slightly hay like nature, producing and overall rather sweet and floral smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty and honey sweet flavor. As the taste advances more and more floral flavors come to the tongue. The flora flavors are largely of a hibiscus nature, but contain some other nondescript light floral and grassy flavors (jasmine maybe) as well. Some caramel sweetness as well as some banana and bread come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. The hibiscus gets quite potent more toward the end, combining with some lighter fruit and yeasty flavors to leave a sweet and floral flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess as well as in terms of its carbonation. Both are rather appropriate for balancing the more easy drinking nature with the sweet and floral flavors of the brew.

Overall – A rather hibiscus and sweet flavored brew. A bit on the different side and rather tasty for its style. Well worth a try if you are feeling like something a little of the different and flowery side.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lightly hazy deep golden color with a smallish off white head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells of sweet sugary malts with a hint of spice and a non descript floral component. The flavor is sweet and malty upfront with a bit of orange marmalade coming on strong. A spicy twang pops through for a second but is beaten back by the onslaught of malty sweetness that lingers long after every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy bubbly mouthfeel. Not too bad, but like I said a bit on the sweet side of things.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sept notched on the side of the bottle

A= Pours a nice golden amber color with a thick two fingers of head on it that rises and falls rather slowly with nice steady lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The smell has a sort of sugary sweet hibiscus smell to it. I've had hibiscus and I've had hibiscus in a syrup and this smells like the latter. A bit of wheat comes through as well.

T= The taste is still dominated by the sugary sweet hibiscus flower with a light wheat coming from behind it.

M= A nice amount of carbonation.

O= This is a solid beer. I actually liked it quite a bit. The hibiscus is weird and a little fake tasting but it's good still. If you've had hibiscus preserved in syrup this is probably something that is nostalgic for you.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine three finger white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light wheat, minerally cloves, faintly floral. Flavor is light wheat with a mildly sweet bready malt and yeast. Finishes lightly floral with a bit more dry wheat ale flavor. The sweet malt was reminiscent of light lagers more than wheat ales. Light bodied, but pleasant carbonation. Pleasant combination of flavors, but too mildly flavored to be inspirational. The faint floral characteristics were nice and suggest that this could have been remarkable if the brewer would pull out the stops a bit more.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy gold in color, with a nice two-inch head of white foam.
Aroma-Biscuit, floral note
Taste-Wheat, bread malt, hibiscus flower note. Light-bodied and refreshing, a nice summertime ale. Easy-drinking and crowd friendly.

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Photo of bmwats
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Clear, dark-golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Slight amounts of rising effervescence. Settles pretty slowly, but not completely. Very sparse lacing.

S: Light buttery, wheaty malt nose with a little clove.

T: Wheat, hay, a little tea leaf, and an indistinct bitterness.

M: Light but a little syrupy. Slightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish.

D: Clean and easy drinking brew.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice head, but very slight lacing. Nose is wheaty and buttery with a little spice not. Wheat and hay with a hint of tea sweetness and a steely bitterness. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly golden straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that slowly recedes to a thin cap

S: Light wheaty notes along with the hibiscus flowers are the main aroma, with the floral notes being the focus

T: Starts off with the malts, a large portion being wheat. The hibiscus comes through in the middle, along with some sweetness and more floral notes. Finishes lightly sweet

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not as chalky as I expected, and fairly refreshing

O: If you like floral beers, you will most likely enjoy this beer. The hibiscus is clearly the focus, and the wheat makes it a refreshing summer brew. A little on the sweet side, but still nice

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Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange with a large lasting white head. Aroma and taste is sweet citrus, light wheat and banana notes, fruity with some floral essence and mild bitterness. A light to medium body, crisp, refreshing on the palate with light carbonation. Some sweet malt, wheat, floral essence and light fruity and mild bitterness on the end. A nicely balanced brew, refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed dark golden.. the head rises quickly and dies just as fast... a light cap allows for spotty lacing.

Nose has plenty of hibiscus present... the wheat beer base is also well represented.

Plenty of wheat again on the palate... the hibiscus is tart and accentuated by the residual maltiness...

Body is a touch thicker than I would have expected, but it is appreciated... Light medium with a good small bubble carbonation.

Decent beer... Not sure that I would ever buy it in a 6-pack, but the hibiscus works well as an educational tool.


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Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 9/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, hibiscus, wheat, bread, honey, grass, herbal, light pepper, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance between malt and floral notes; with solid strength. Taste of big hibiscus, pear, lemon, apple, wheat, bread, honey, herbal, light clove, and floral earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, hibiscus, wheat, bread, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance of fruity notes with hibiscus and bready malt; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid wheat ale. Good balance of malt and hibiscus flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw color, large white head that fades quickly at first but slows down and leaves a lasting cap on top, no lacing though, would have expected at least some haze to this.

Smell has an interesting aroma, picking up sweet malt along with a large flowery presence, touches of light fruit like strawberry seem to be mixed in.

Taste is not as strong as the aroma was, no aspect really overwhelms the other, the hibiscus flower presence is fairly mute with the flavors, sweet malt is the primary aspect, hops aren't really here either, carbonation is medium high with a decent creaminess.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear light amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Strong strawberry nose, flavor is tart strawberry. $8.99 for a mixed 6-pak from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a coating of bubbles on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with faint hints of hibiscus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of hibiscus are a bit stronger and there is a very slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but I didn't find the smell or taste to be overly interesting, although the addition of hibiscus prevented the taste from being bland.

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Photo of tronester
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head. Aromas of milled grain. Taste begins with some fresh flower flavor, then a syrupy grainy middle, and a dry tart finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall an interesting tasting beer, though not something I would probably buy again.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drink by September 2013. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow-orange color... about what I was expecting. Two fingers of head doesn't last too long, and there's some really spotty lacing. Eh.

Smell: It sounds so generic, but it's just true ... it smells like a wheat beer. The wheat, yeast, hops... yep, smells like beer. The malt aroma is also there quite a bit.. smells like crystal or caramel sort of malts.

Taste: Tastes like an average wheat beer. The hibiscus that's said to be in this is somewhat there, but not enough to make this particularly interesting. Pretty sweet throughout with very little bitterness, if any. Aftertaste is somewhat odd... the feel is kind of thin, and there's a bit of an artificial sweet flavor on the finish as well. It's really drinkable, but it's extremely forgettable.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Well after having the DIPA this one is far from impressive. Just a 1/4 inch of head that settles to a thick lace ring atop of a pretty boring bright orange tint yellow.
S - Well it does have a bit of grassy tones which I assume is from the flowers, but in a way it comes off more lager like with little wheat on the nose.
T - Well it's different it does have some skunky tones which may be from the flowers giving it a slightly herbal bittering taste. I am stumped as where the actual wheat comes in as it provides some grainy taste but doesn't balance the flowers one bit.
M - Light and grainy, easy to drink but awkwardly bitter.

Overall wish I skipped this one, the DIPA was decent and the strawberry lager was more than I expected but this beer is a flat out fail. I don't know how they got lager tones in a wheat beer so hopefully this guy "James S" does a better job at brewing other things.

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Photo of barczar
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant golden with a pink tint and a frothy one inch ivory head that lingers.

Fruity notes emerge initially, becoming almost candy sweet, with a solid backbone and a grainy finish in the aroma. Reminiscent of strawberries. Floral scents emerge as it warms.

Wheat and cracker-like malt dominate the flavor throughout. Underpinnings of citrus and berries add complexity. There's a bit of a rubbery taste at the finish, which is a touch peppery. Hibiscus becomes evident as a perfumey flavor.

Body is moderate and slightly oily, with moderate carbonation.

Strange fruit flavors and aroma are present. I'm not familiar with hibiscus as anaromatic or flavor profile, but the base beer is alright.

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LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.