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)

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Added by Bitterbill on 03-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
152
pDev:
14.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours a slightly hazed gold color with a modest white head. Little floaties abound detracts from the appearance, big time.

Nose is huge strawberry soda aromas, no way this is all from natural strawberry editions.

Taste is too strawberry soda-esque...and the malt not as light, crisp and grainy as it probably should be. I dont know, its not as refreshing as I thought and the strawberry flavors are artificial tasting. I was hoping it would similar to Abita's Strawberry Harvest....not so much.

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Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of thegerm87
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gmann
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
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 justintcoons
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of prototypic
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Photo of Mitchster
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
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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Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jsanford
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is gold, not much pink or reddish hues, head is 1/2" thick and light tan, dissipating to a thin top.

Smell is strawberry forward, hard to decipher if it is a syrupy scent as their is decent tartness noted.

Taste is crisp, strawberry fruitiness, tart flavors with a solid toasted malt flavor following. Subtle malt flavors are noted but not sweet - good interesting balance to the stronger strawberry.

Mouthfeel is drying, overall medium with solid lager carbonation.

Overall, interesting brew, too fruity for my taste but decent malt flavors.

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LongShot Strawberry Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 152 ratings