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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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balinor

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-02-2013 02:17:28 | More by harpus
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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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Sweffin

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-29-2013 18:22:16 | More by FreshButterbeer
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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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ali1987

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2013 01:21:04 | More by ali1987
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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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2013 00:44:41 | More by kylehay2004
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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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11%

07-21-2013 00:44:40 | More by nmann08
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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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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-18-2013 04:51:40 | More by duff247
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bundy462

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

07-14-2013 17:25:38 | More by bundy462
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2013 22:37:31 | More by Knapp85
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-12-2013 03:09:05 | More by MaddDogg84
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2013 21:00:53 | More by davemathews68
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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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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-09-2013 10:54:37 | More by Paul_Apsley
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-07-2013 19:02:19 | More by demogorgon
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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
LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.