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

LongShot Beer Flower WheatLongShot Beer Flower Wheat
BA SCORE
20.8%
Liked This Beer
3.34 w/ 144 ratings
LongShot Beer Flower WheatLongShot Beer Flower Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 03-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
144
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.34/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of HisBoyElroy
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
1.76/5  rDev -47.3%
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.

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Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bobhits
2.64/5  rDev -21%
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.

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Photo of Treyliff
2.67/5  rDev -20.1%
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

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Photo of Mitchster
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as part of the miexed 6-pack. No specs per the website or bottle other than this is a wheat ale brewed with hibiscus flowers and is 5.8% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy pale golden forming a tall poofy off white head with very good retention and lacing in part due to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.0 carbs or so. The nose is on a very non-descript standard american wheat. No phenols, no DMS, no grain or hop aromas...just kinda a beer "smell" with hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is really not that brisk, more smooth with a medium body. The taste is rather non-descript as well, one thinks "beer" and "fruit" and "grain" but that is about it. Subtle vanilla presence. Slight yeast bite. Very mild to non-existent bitterness. I've had hibiscus and this doesn't really taste like it to me. The finish is kinda blah and leaves a slick coating on the tongue...peculiar.

Rather boring and bland. I wouldn't choose to buy this again. This years longshot was a complete dud compared to prior years.

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Photo of Gmann
2.74/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden straw color with a short wispy white head that settles into a light cap.

The aroma is a bit musty and fruity. Some honey notes.

The taste has a buttery flavor which is not all that pleasant. Some bitterness and floral flavors from the hibiscus. Some general fruitiness. The buttery flavor just kills this beer for me.

The feel is light almost watery and has tingly carbonation. Drinks sweet on the palate and has a light bitterness in the finish.

This is kind of a dud of a beer. The buttery flavor needs to go.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Sweffin
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of mhaugo
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of DaveAnderson
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.91/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of ianjsullivan
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of NonicPanic
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Patbrown2
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Hibiscus alone is not going to carry the day. A summer beer that still left you wanting for something a little more complex.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of balinor
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 20.8% out of 100 with 144 ratings
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