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

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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
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
12.61%
 
 
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 9/2013.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and slight floral hibiscus aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and fruity flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with a mild floral smell and fairly refreshing but subdued flavors.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Medium sized slightly off white head settles above clear honey yellow colored beer.

Light aroma of wheat malts and something else, i guess it's the hibiscus flower.

The taste of this beer is on the lighter side with some of the wheat malt and hibiscus sharing the spotlight.

A light almost dryish aftertaste without much of the beers taste hanging around with this lighter bodied wheat.

A lighter tasting beer that didn't really scream "drink another" to me.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
3.81/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus fruit, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus, bananas and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer with some flavor and substance to pound down for a while.

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Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the 2013 Samuel Adams LongShot Pack - Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep, dark golden body with a large, white, sudsy head.

Smell: Lightly toasted wheat malt nose with a touch of sweetish toffee and a fruity-scented element from the hibiscus.

Taste: Malted wheat with a light, toasty edge to it and a slight overall breadiness. Toffee-like sweetness. The hibiscus adds an inviting, distinct fruitiness. Fairly neutral hop character with a minor bitterness. Fruity, lightly sweetish, lightly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Though just a simple wheat ale, it was decidedly drinkable, given an interesting, agreeable twist with the inclusion of hibiscus.

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3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BBD of Sep 13

Pours an effervescent gold/honey color with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Average head retention & minimal lacing

S: Light cereal notes & a touch of apple peel

T: Cooked cereal & a touch of spelt , golden delicious apples, a touch of boozeyness up front along with dryness & pears . Pears & some hibiscus as this warms, then a bit of honey crisp apple. Finishes fruitty, slightly crisp & a bit of lemon zest breaking through at the end

MF: Slight carbonation, grainyness & light body

Drinks okay, not a great wheat beer but I could do a few when it's hot, despite a little booze bite up front

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3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I have had this and its two companions sitting in my reefer for over a year! It just seemed like they would get shunted to the side in favor of CANs or any other bright, shiny objects that came into my view. I have now dedicated myself to eradicating the backlog of bottles in my life and these suddenly came due.

From the bottle: "With the hoy summer months and fun gatherings in mind, James brewed a refreshing wheat [...] beer with an exotic kick. This beer is smooth and light bodied with the delicate flavors of hibiscus."

Once more, I employed a very gentle pour, but I still managed to produce a finger of fizzy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was solid gold (SRM = 5), which of course signaled the entrance of the Unholy Trio of Croesus, Midas and Mammon. nose had a flowery, perfume-y, honey-like sweetness. Mouthfeel was thin with a soda pop-like fizziness. The taste was light, perfume-like in its sweetness, but fairly innocuous. Finish was semi-dry, light, spritzy, Summer-like, but for me, a big ho-hum. Sorry, James. Congratulations on your win, but I just am not a fan.

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3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Beer flowers sounds like the strange plants growing around the edges of breweries' foundations... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises perfume-y flowers, very light wheat, and a tiny notion of grass way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some sweet biscuit, light clove, perfume-y orange peel, and a bit more wheat. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet, sorta/kinda rich-ish feel. Overall, a decent enough beer, but one that's just too perfume-laden for my tastes.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lightly hazy deep golden color with a smallish off white head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. Smells of sweet sugary malts with a hint of spice and a non descript floral component. The flavor is sweet and malty upfront with a bit of orange marmalade coming on strong. A spicy twang pops through for a second but is beaten back by the onslaught of malty sweetness that lingers long after every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy bubbly mouthfeel. Not too bad, but like I said a bit on the sweet side of things.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.32/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.33 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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