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

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 12.76%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-31-2013)
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured this beer and it has a pale orange color body with a very small head. The smell is kinda fruity like banana. The taste has a banana flavor to it, no hops and some malt but not much, also is kinda sour. I was hoping for more floral notes. The mouthfeel is kinda watery and overall ok.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 04:47:24 | More by chefhatt
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c1377

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 14:55:59 | More by c1377
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into sam adams custom glass, color is gold to light copper, head is off white, 1/2 inch thick at first, then dissipates to a thin ring, no lacing.

Smell is light malt sweetness, some hints of bread, and maybe sour or fruity note. Hard to pinpoint the hibiscus.

Taste is pretty neutral, some very light malt flavors, not off or adjunct noted, wheat is thin, shows up more in the form of bread, hops are not strong in taste but noted in the bitterness; hibiscus may be showing as some lighter sour or fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is biting on the tongue, either overcarbonated or stronger but flavorless hops creating this sensation.

Overall, a neutral beer, i'd like a bit more wheat flavor. I understand hop flavors are most likely subdued or low for hibiscus flavoring to become apparent but I'm not finding it easily.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 23:35:51 | More by mvanaskie13
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.69/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as part of the miexed 6-pack. No specs per the website or bottle other than this is a wheat ale brewed with hibiscus flowers and is 5.8% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy pale golden forming a tall poofy off white head with very good retention and lacing in part due to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs or so. The nose is on a very non-descript standard american wheat. No phenols, no DMS, no grain or hop aromas...just kinda a beer "smell" with hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is really not that brisk, more smooth with a medium body. The taste is rather non-descript as well, one thinks "beer" and "fruit" and "grain" but that is about it. Subtle vanilla presence. Slight yeast bite. Very mild to non-existent bitterness. I've had hibiscus and this doesn't really taste like it to me. The finish is kinda blah and leaves a slick coating on the tongue...peculiar.

Rather boring and bland. I wouldn't choose to buy this again. This years longshot was a complete dud compared to prior years.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 22:27:53 | More by Mitchster
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metter98

New York

3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 01:26:28 | More by metter98
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:09:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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nickfl

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 00:47:48 | More by nickfl
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json83

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

174 calories per bottle with 5.8% ABV. Has the smooth taste of the wheat beer that settles with a light flower taste. It settles in your mouth very well. It's well made but the flower combination wouldn't make this a top pick for me. I don't regret buying it and would have again if see, it's not one I would go out of my way for though - I think I'm just not a big fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 23:37:40 | More by json83
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for $2

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, floral notes

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some clove/coriander and floral notes. There is also a honey/apple sweetness. It ends with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall - Not as much hibiscus as I would have expected. Quite drinkable but pretty boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 00:42:18 | More by spinrsx
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a 1/2" head. Light lace develops.

Smell: a very faint floral aroma is all you can detect.

Taste: the wheat is very mild here along with a pale malt. Definite floral tones dominate from the hibiscus they used, with a hint of green grape in the background. Mild bitterness here.

Mouthfeel: lighter side of a medium beer. Crisp throughout. Relatively clean aftertaste with a bit of lingering floral tones.

Overall: this is a definite steaming hot summer day type of beer to quench a thirst. But overall it is very mild, a bit too floral, and needs some more bitterness IMHO to kick it up a notch. It is unique so I can see why this was picked.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 20:56:59 | More by Gavage
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I held on to this one for a while before trying it. Maybe because I just love American wheat ales oh so much.

This is a mild wheat beer. It's consistent, sure. Nothing much interesting going on with it. It's kind of just "there" with not much going on. Eh. Could have done without it really. Nice enough to try though.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 23:09:18 | More by RblWthACoz
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Cavanaghty

Maine

1.7/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Cloudy amber color. This white head with no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smell was mild, mostly pine and floral notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste was grassy with odd floral and earthy flavors.

Overall: This was one of the worst beers I have ever tasted! The flavor was not well balanced at all, the earthy flavors were not pleasant at all. Sorry, but I cannot imagine how this one got through as a winner to be bottled. Maybe it's just me and my taste, but I will not waste my money again on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 22:39:12 | More by Cavanaghty
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superspak

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 04:00:36 | More by superspak
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Treyliff

West Virginia

2.66/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a golden amber color with a nice thick and creamy white head, good retention leaves a few patches of lace behind

S- clean grain with some floral notes infused, not much else going on

T- strong malt profile up front with a tartness from the wheat, the hibiscus adds a light fruity aspect. Mid-palate transitions into sweet and syrupy that seems to overtake all of the floral notes. The sweetness lasts into the finish, continuing to mask the floral flavors

M- medium body with a creamy mouthfeel leads to a smooth-yet-syrupy mouthfeel

O- for this to be a summer beer, it was just to sweet and sticky for me. It was still somewhat easy to drink but the longer I drank it, the more it started to taste like a mixed cocktail. The delicate floral flavors were just masked for the most part

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 20:59:06 | More by Treyliff
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 02:06:43 | More by jjanega08
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours a hazed, dark gold color with a large fluffy cap of white head. Retention and lacing are both pretty decent.

Nose is sweet malt, snappy wheat and definitely some sort of floral hibiscus thing going on...not really like a hibiscus blossom, but more of a sweet/tart fruitiness.

Taste is pretty big on the floral fruitiness actually. I dont think it works overly well on this beer though...the malts are too dense and rich - honey-esque, leaving the crisp, clean wheat flavors I so love in an APWA in the dust. Mouthfeel is too cloying. Not drain pour bad, but not worth revisiting either.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 23:29:21 | More by twiggamortis420
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle to SN IPA glass

A -Pours a hazy amber/orange with a finger of white foam. Good retention with speckled lacing.

S - Sweet wheat malt, grainy and bready, honey sweetness, floral and grassy hops.

T - Starts off with grainy backed wheat, grassy hops, lemons, some chalkiness in the middle, doughy bread, light bitterness. Finishes clean with hints of lactic lemon tartness.

M - Soft and creamy carbonation, medium feel, clean finish.

A basic wheat with some light tartness. Sweet and chalky in the middle but cleans up on the finish. Drinks good.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 22:21:10 | More by StaveHooks
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 9/2013.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and slight floral hibiscus aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and fruity flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with a mild floral smell and fairly refreshing but subdued flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:48:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 00:22:38 | More by tronester
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 03:59:16 | More by DrDemento456
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barczar

Kentucky

3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 03:00:02 | More by barczar
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:37:55 | More by TheManiacalOne
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:05:46 | More by deltatauhobbit
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 15:27:31 | More by Alextricity
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.54/5  rDev +5%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 01:26:48 | More by BEERMILER12
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LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.