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%
 
 
Wants:
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2
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Photo of c1377
4.23/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The nose is perfect, but dissapates somewhat as you get near the bottom of the glass.
The mouthfeel is velvety and almost thin.
The bittering is not overdone and does not linger.
Great for spring, summer, fall, and Christmas!

I really wish I could have purchased this in a 6pack, because this brew is worth sampling at different temperatures... It is highly drinkable... far more very refreshing than even lemonade on a hot day.
It is the only "longshot" I would purchase over and over.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into sam adams custom glass, color is gold to light copper, head is off white, 1/2 inch thick at first, then dissipates to a thin ring, no lacing.

Smell is light malt sweetness, some hints of bread, and maybe sour or fruity note. Hard to pinpoint the hibiscus.

Taste is pretty neutral, some very light malt flavors, not off or adjunct noted, wheat is thin, shows up more in the form of bread, hops are not strong in taste but noted in the bitterness; hibiscus may be showing as some lighter sour or fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is biting on the tongue, either overcarbonated or stronger but flavorless hops creating this sensation.

Overall, a neutral beer, i'd like a bit more wheat flavor. I understand hop flavors are most likely subdued or low for hibiscus flavoring to become apparent but I'm not finding it easily.

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Photo of Yoda22
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Kcman91
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Wrex68
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Mitchster
2.68/5  rDev -19.5%
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 AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of prototypic
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of balinor
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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 Sweffin
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an orange-golden color with a one finger white head. The head fades fast at first to leave a persistent smell white head that fades over a time period of ~ 5 min to leave a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and flowery. There are aromas of a more melon nature with big honeydew smell. Along with this aromas are some other light sweet smells of a caramel and honey nature. The floral nature is of a hibiscus and slightly hay like nature, producing and overall rather sweet and floral smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty and honey sweet flavor. As the taste advances more and more floral flavors come to the tongue. The flora flavors are largely of a hibiscus nature, but contain some other nondescript light floral and grassy flavors (jasmine maybe) as well. Some caramel sweetness as well as some banana and bread come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. The hibiscus gets quite potent more toward the end, combining with some lighter fruit and yeasty flavors to leave a sweet and floral flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess as well as in terms of its carbonation. Both are rather appropriate for balancing the more easy drinking nature with the sweet and floral flavors of the brew.

Overall – A rather hibiscus and sweet flavored brew. A bit on the different side and rather tasty for its style. Well worth a try if you are feeling like something a little of the different and flowery side.

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Photo of ali1987
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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 kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of json83
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

174 calories per bottle with 5.8% ABV. Has the smooth taste of the wheat beer that settles with a light flower taste. It settles in your mouth very well. It's well made but the flower combination wouldn't make this a top pick for me. I don't regret buying it and would have again if see, it's not one I would go out of my way for though - I think I'm just not a big fan of the style.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for $2

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, floral notes

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some clove/coriander and floral notes. There is also a honey/apple sweetness. It ends with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall - Not as much hibiscus as I would have expected. Quite drinkable but pretty boring.

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Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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