Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feb. 2007 - I only bought this because I had to to get the other "Long Shot" beers. What a surprise! I normally hate fruity beers, but this was almost perfect. Pour was hazy golden yellow, smallish head, but well sustained and excellent lacing. Aroma was strong boysenberry. Flavor was boysenberry, but not that sweet with mild wheat base and a crisp lagerish bitter finish. Very good...one if not my favorite fruit beer. Excellent!
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange with white head and lacing. Smells very sweet and similar to bosenberry puree or like a bosenberry pie. The smell is overwhelmingly sweet by the end of the beer and not very pleasant. Decent sweet flavor - but also becomes a bit too much by the end. Palate is pretty average - nothing too special here. I am just not a fan of fruity beers.
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Not a big fan of wheat beers, as a whole, but exploring to expand my palate. Intense sweet aroma of berries and slight hint of biscuit. Pours slightly hazy yellow with less than one finger of thin white crown - low retention and little lacing. Flavour initially hits with sweet and tart berries with a strong wheat malt backbone and finishes with a crisp wheaty aftertaste. Spritely carbonated and refreshing to drink, if weizens are your thing. I think I would enjoy it more if I were attuned to wheat beers. Overall a decent beer and my first experience with boyzenberry in a beer, but nothing that I’d order at a restaurant.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tart berries on the nose, blackberry, strawberry, boysenberry, candied apple. Pours blonde with a thin white head. Boysenberry, candy, pixie stix, cough syrup, not very good.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a hazy yellow orange color. Head was thin and white. Attractive aroma of fresh berries, peaches, and pancakes. Dry with tart berry and malty cereal grain. Kind of medicinal at the end, but decent overall. I didn’t notice any noble hops.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has an aroma of vanilla and raspberry. This is by far my favorite of the longshots this year. So tasty and flavorful, this beer makes me happy to be an american.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consumed 12-13-07. Golden, white head. Nice boysenberry/bluebeery aroma up front, slight bready character in the background. Flavor much the same. Hard to imagine them using real berries, but doesn’t really taste extract-like. Crisp and refreshing. Sessionable crossover, P.D. of a beer. Really not as bad as average suggests.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From my tasting notes. 12 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a white head. Very fruity aroma, I’m not sure what boysenberries smell like, but it was a berry aroma. Flavor is sweet berries and malt. Not bad. Good summer brew.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copying from my tasting notes. Bottle. CLoudy orange pour with a small white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma. Strong berry flavor and malt. Too sweet for me.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours cloudy gold with orange hue. There is also a thin white head. The aroma is big with loads of boysenberries, some peach and a mild floral note. The flavor is strong with berry extract syrup, vague sugary malt sweetness, faint wheat and more sugar. The taste ends sweet with sugar and residual berry extract. It just doesn’t smell or taste like boysenberry fruit but rather a sugary extract.