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

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.54%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-31-2013)
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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

deltatauhobbit, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of bscalt
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

bscalt, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
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.

Alextricity, May 31, 2013
Photo of Johnnyv310
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Johnnyv310, May 30, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
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

BEERMILER12, May 30, 2013
Photo of notjaredlouche
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

notjaredlouche, May 27, 2013
Photo of ianjsullivan
3/5  rDev -10.4%

ianjsullivan, May 25, 2013
Photo of MadWolf
4/5  rDev +19.4%

MadWolf, May 24, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, May 24, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -3%

JohnK17, May 23, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.56/5  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.

bmwats, May 23, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

tbryan5, May 22, 2013
Photo of mattkoon
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

mattkoon, May 20, 2013
Photo of Slay40
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Slay40, May 20, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This pours a lovely amber color with big suds in the Affligem chalice. Champagne bubbles and lots of lacing. Not much aroma. Nice sudsy mouthfeel.

The sweeter style of American wheat beer, rather simple, and quite pleasant. Fortunately I don't taste too much of the hibiscus, so it just seems like a mellow, malty light beer to me. The aftertaste is herbal tea, and not so pleasurable. Overall it doesn't seem like an improvement over the wheat beer, but that American Pale style needs something to make it swing.

From the 12 oz bottle in the Longshot 2013 six pack bought at Barons Marketplace in San Diego.

mactrail, May 17, 2013
Photo of jburd19
3.25/5  rDev -3%

jburd19, May 17, 2013
Photo of HisBoyElroy
1/5  rDev -70.1%

HisBoyElroy, May 15, 2013
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

JohneHoodlum, May 13, 2013
Photo of bobhits
2.68/5  rDev -20%
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.

bobhits, May 12, 2013
Photo of StoutHunter
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adam's Beer Flower Wheat from this years LongShot series last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. So far I haven't been impressed with this years LongShot winners, so I hope this one turns out to be the best of series, so lets see how it goes. It was notched best by September. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an Weizen glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's got the typical LongShot series label with a drawing of the winner with their name on it, I'm not a big fan of the name of this beer. It poured a hazy golden color that took on a dark orange hue when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty average looking beer, it wasn't bad looking, but it wasn't great looking either.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by some wheaty and grainy malts that are a just a little bready. Up next comes a floral aroma that starts off earthy then goes to a nice floral hoppy aroma with a lighter amount of citrus and spice towards the end. The aroma was ok, it wasn't the greatest but it was unique.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma, but it's a little lighter. It starts off with some wheat, grains and bready malts seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a light earthy flavor follow by a nice floral taste. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a stale malt, grainy and bready aftertaste, It tasted Ok, but I found it to be pretty average and I wasn't into it.

M- Smooth, clean, slightly crisp, on the light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok and it was fairly true to style.

Overall I wasn't a fan of this beer and I thought it was an average at best example of the style. It had ok drinkability, it was smooth and not filling, but the flavors couldn't hold my attention so one is enough for me, I wouldn't want another one. I liked the mouthfeel the most, it was nice and fairly true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste it was a little dull and it didn't keep me coming back for more. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I wouldn't recommend it. All in all I just wasn't a fan of this beer just like the other two beers in this years LongShot series, it was pretty disappointing as a whole and I have a hard time believing that these were the top three beers. I really liked last years series, I don't know if it made my expectations too high for this years, but either way I wasn't digging it. I hope Samuel Adams chooses some better winners next year.

StoutHunter, May 12, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Davepoolesque, May 11, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

jdhilt, May 10, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -10.4%

RedneckBeerz, May 09, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Texasfan549, May 09, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Tone, May 08, 2013
LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.