LongShot Strawberry Lager | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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LongShot Strawberry LagerLongShot Strawberry Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 03-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
151
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.66%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Gmann
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with plenty of tiny yeast particles suspended. The white head is short with tight bubbles, leaves a small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is all strawberry. It seems natural, nice overripe berry. Not much else there.

The taste is similar to the aroma. Big overripe strawberry flavor. I can pick up a solid bready flavor from the malt. Light lemon gives the beer a drying character in the finish.

The feel is moderate, thicker than expected. Sweet on the palate but finishes dry. Not very clean or crisp for a lager.

Overall a decent fruit beer. I like the strawberry flavor. The base beer seems to be a tad thick.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a clear golden color with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly, leaving a small layer on top. Some small particles floating around the glass.

S- straight up strawberry. Reminiscent of a strawberry daiquiri, strawberry pie and strawberry purée. A little bit of a pie-crust-like malty sweetness. Smells just as a strawberry lager should.

T- sweet malty notes blends with strawberry flavors that turns slightly astringent mid-palate, the finish is dry with a tart strawberry flavor in the linger.

M- light body with medium carbonation, somewhat foamy mouthfeel with a slick finish

O- pretty refreshing beer for a hot day. Nothing extreme but its just what you would expect a strawberry liger to taste like. The tart notes of strawberry leave you wanting another sip, this one went down quite easily

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a sediment ridden golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that gently settles down to a thin cap

S: Lots of strawberry up front, along with a light citrus fruitiness and malts

T: Starts off with a blast of strawberries followed up by a light maltiness. Get some citrus as well, but it is well overpowered by the strawberries. Very clean and surprisingly not too artificial

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice little summer fruit beer that is definitely refreshing, but a little one-dimensional. Recommended for those who enjoy fruity beers and strawberries

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Mitchster
2.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as part of the mixed 6 pack. 12oz bottle. 5.5% ABV. Pours out to a clear, spritzy light golden, forming a tall poofy off white head with superior retention and lacing in part due to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs or so. The aroma is strawberry at an arm's length, but when the nose is put in the glass one gets subtle wheat and hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied and spritzy. The taste is a recap of the aroma with lots of strawberries, a subtle tartness, very mild and very non-descript metallic bitterness, a metallic note in the finish and fake strawberry flavor (like Frankenberry cereal) in the aftertaste. Easy to drink, but I really wouldn't want more than 1 or 2 of these. The combination of the strawberries, tartness and aftertaste starts to taste like strawberry daquiri spit-up.

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: unfiltered honey body, 1 finger white head,
nice lacing

S: fresh strawberries, light earthy grain

T: same as nose, mild grassy veg finish

M: light/med body, dry/crisp mouth

O: Surprised me; still prefer strawberry ale/lambics
but this is quite nice.

GOOD; GIVE IT A TRY!

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.41 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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