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

LongShot Beer Flower WheatLongShot Beer Flower Wheat
144 Ratings
LongShot Beer Flower WheatLongShot Beer Flower Wheat

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

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.

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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of jdhilt
3.43/5  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.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Jonada
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle. Best before September 2013. Served in a pint glass

Appearance: Golden yellow in color with 2 fingers of a white soapy head. Body is moderately hazy with some very light suspended sediment floating in the glass.

Smell: Lots of floral notes on the aroma as well as wheat, sweet bread, cereal grain and ripe apples.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty closely, but with the grainy flavors being more assertive on the palate than in the aroma. Floral notes (presumably from the hibiscus) are still really noticeable. Not really getting any banana, clove or spice characteristics typical of a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Medium carbonation. Finishes fairly clean.

Overall: Not bad, but not really memorable either. If somebody handed me one, I'd drink it again, but I won't be going out and purchasing any more.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
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 Stinkypuss
3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pours a bright copper color, with soapy white head and plenty of lacework. Clarity is decent, has a slight chill haze.

SMELL: Bready and fruity, with some big time rose petal floral notes. Wheat malt and flowers. Earthy, expressive, this longshot knocks the aroma out of the park.

TASTE: Wheat malt and very flowery, with notes of edible flowers. Malt character adds a doughy breadyness. Mild bitterness, and the hibiscus used adds a unique slightly bitter flavor. Wheat and hop flavors work well, lending a citrus presence.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, by dries out considerably in the finish. Mild cardboard taste. Dry as hell in the finish, earthy floral notes carry on.

OVERALL: A nice experimental ale, the flavor is full of character. Bone dry, kind of different, and makes for a good drink on a warm spring evening.

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Photo of karlt
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of ToddT
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L- Slightly hazy amber color topped with a thin off white head, that sticks around as a cap and leaves a few spots of lace on the glass.

S- Mild aroma of wheat but not much else.

T- Mild wheat malt a hint of floral hops and a slightly bitter crisp clean finish. It’s a really straight forward tasting beer.

M- Light in body and medium in carbonation a bit of creaminess for interest but not a lot going on, refreshing and crisp though.

O- This is ok, nothing great but not a bad beer by any means. The 5.8% ABV is well hidden and if you were so inclined you could have a couple of these and find them enjoyable.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TeamMathis
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy. Light yellowish and orangish gold. Big head that quickly left.
Smell: Honey and skunk.
Taste: Some honey. Wheat. Interesting bitterness . Very dry.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation.

The head was great, but it only lasted for less than a minute. It left a light and very hazy golden liquid. The smell wasn't inspiring, but it provided more honey flora tones as it warmed. The taste was the familiar Wheat Ale, but nothing remarkable. However, there was an usual, carbonated bitterness in the swallow and immediate aftertaste that I can't quite place; and it was incredible dry. I probably wouldn't get this again, though it was enjoyable. Congrats to this homebrewer.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy gold in color, with a nice two-inch head of white foam.
Aroma-Biscuit, floral note
Taste-Wheat, bread malt, hibiscus flower note. Light-bodied and refreshing, a nice summertime ale. Easy-drinking and crowd friendly.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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 mhaugo
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +19.8%
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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Photo of DaveAnderson
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of asafarc2
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dfillius
4/5  rDev +19.8%

LongShot Beer Flower Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 144 ratings
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