LongShot Beer Flower Wheat - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.29/5 rDev -2.1%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Beer flowers sounds like the strange plants growing around the edges of breweries' foundations... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises perfume-y flowers, very light wheat, and a tiny notion of grass way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some sweet biscuit, light clove, perfume-y orange peel, and a bit more wheat. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet, sorta/kinda rich-ish feel. Overall, a decent enough beer, but one that's just too perfume-laden for my tastes.
05-04-2013 06:27:19 | More by TMoney2591
3.65/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
05-04-2013 03:23:48 | More by Stinkypuss
3/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
04-30-2013 00:21:04 | More by ToddT
3.11/5 rDev -7.4%
Appearance: Hazy. Light yellowish and orangish gold. Big head that quickly left.
Smell: Honey and skunk.
Taste: Some honey. Wheat. Interesting bitterness . Very dry.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation.
The head was great, but it only lasted for less than a minute. It left a light and very hazy golden liquid. The smell wasn't inspiring, but it provided more honey flora tones as it warmed. The taste was the familiar Wheat Ale, but nothing remarkable. However, there was an usual, carbonated bitterness in the swallow and immediate aftertaste that I can't quite place; and it was incredible dry. I probably wouldn't get this again, though it was enjoyable. Congrats to this homebrewer.
04-28-2013 21:24:31 | More by TeamMathis
3.58/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
04-28-2013 21:07:30 | More by hosehead83
2.93/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
04-27-2013 22:00:14 | More by ThisWangsChung
4/5 rDev +19%
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.
04-26-2013 02:18:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.