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Samuel Adams LongShot Boysenberry Wheat

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
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Created by Ken Smith, Colorado. Ken describes his brew as having "a refreshing light taste and cereal crispness from the wheat malt." This unfiltered ale has a rich, fresh fruitiness balanced by a citrus note from the Noble hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours a hazy amber-gold american wheat color with a thin initial head with great retention, and very nice spotty lacing in a pint glass of mine that normally doesnít allow for much of a head. The aroma was lots of berries even at 40F, thought this was gonna be fruity sickly. Flavor, though, was nice, certainly a little syrupy thick, but the lightly tart wheat character was present and kept this from running away too sweet. As it warmed, it got a little stronger, but it still was pretty drinkable and enjoyable. Obviously, if you donít like fruit beers, this isnít gonna be your thing, but within style, decent. Nice job, Ken Smith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Draft, at Sam Adams Brewery tour 1/5/07. Tour guide informed us that this beer was the winner of the employee portion of 2006ís Longshot homebrew contest. The beer poured cloudy yellow, with an off white head. Aroma was primarily fruit (Iím assuming boysenberry - Iíve only had this berry in jelly; never actually saw the fruit) and a bit of wheat. Medium bodied. Flavor was fruity and a bit tart. Very refreshing; Iím looking forward to samling this beer again when it comes out in bottles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2006
[Draught pint @ Bukowskiís Back Bay] Pale yellow color, with a light ring of foam around the edge. Sort of musty, wheat aroma- not much evidence of fruit at all. Flavors are sweet wheat at first, then becoming tart, with some serious chemical fruit flavors. Iím not really sure what a boysenberry tastes like fresh, but in this beer the only flavors the fruit provide seem artificial. Still, an interesting beer, but not really my thing.

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