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

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Michigan

1/5  rDev -70.3%

05-15-2013 00:24:43 | More by HisBoyElroy
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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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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

06-07-2013 01:02:06 | More by Hellpop65
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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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bobhits

Kentucky

2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours nearly clear just a hint of haze with a full head of foam. This is way to freaking clear for a wheat, big deduction for that!

Somewhat sour like wheat notes, a touch of toast, and perhaps a light hop bittering at the end.

Crisp wheat bite opens this but it fades to a creamy toast and there might be a hint of butter at the end, but very very subtle.

For what I'd assume is supposed to be a summer wheat, this isn't refreshing or clean tasting.

I'm not sure where this beer stands. It isn't really flavorful or interesting enough to be a great sipping beer to end a hard day and it is a bit high abv and a bit too thick and just not drinkable enough to be a multi beer session beer on a hot summer day. At the end it's an ok wheat which isn't saying much.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:26:10 | More by bobhits
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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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jaydoc

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

09-02-2013 01:11:00 | More by jaydoc
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Sweffin

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-29-2013 23:10:11 | More by Sweffin
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mhaugo

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

04-26-2013 04:06:48 | More by mhaugo
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

04-25-2013 04:40:07 | More by DaveAnderson
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a somewhat clear golden color. The head is a fluffy two finger white shade. I love the lacing it leaves behind, definitely.

S: There's a lot of wheat on the nose, to the point where it overpowers any other notes (such as the advertised hibiscus). I'm not a fan of the aroma.

T: The flavor profile works better. A light fruitiness gives way to wheat-laden finish, spiked with some cream. I couldn't tell you what hibiscus tastes like, but there's a distinct floral quality on the back end. It's pretty decent all told.

M: Extremely creamy and soft, typical of the style. However, the general texture and finish is too heavy; even with the aid of strong carbonation, it gets in the way of drinkability.

O: This is now the 4,365th different wheat ale I've had from Sam Adams - and just like the others, this one is pretty middling. Pleasant, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 22:00:14 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11%

05-25-2013 20:20:07 | More by ianjsullivan
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

10-03-2013 16:23:42 | More by Kmlund
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bundy462

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

07-14-2013 17:25:38 | More by bundy462
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11%

07-08-2013 16:46:31 | More by Drknight
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

05-11-2013 18:33:13 | More by Davepoolesque
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

12-02-2013 04:39:07 | More by NonicPanic
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11%

07-21-2013 00:44:40 | More by nmann08
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balinor

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11%

08-02-2013 20:23:59 | More by balinor
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

05-09-2013 12:48:40 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Dicers

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

09-12-2013 01:45:44 | More by Dicers
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L- Slightly hazy amber color topped with a thin off white head, that sticks around as a cap and leaves a few spots of lace on the glass.

S- Mild aroma of wheat but not much else.

T- Mild wheat malt a hint of floral hops and a slightly bitter crisp clean finish. It’s a really straight forward tasting beer.

M- Light in body and medium in carbonation a bit of creaminess for interest but not a lot going on, refreshing and crisp though.

O- This is ok, nothing great but not a bad beer by any means. The 5.8% ABV is well hidden and if you were so inclined you could have a couple of these and find them enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 00:21:04 | More by ToddT
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11%

08-28-2013 12:40:46 | More by AndrewMichael
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -11%

05-06-2013 15:33:26 | More by Whiskeydeez
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -11%

04-04-2013 02:05:54 | More by rab53
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LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.