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Samuel Adams LongShot Cranberry Wit

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Created by Samuel Adams Employee Carissa Sweigart. Brewed with ingredients signature to Carissa’s home of Massachusetts this Cranberry Wit is spiced with a blend of cinnamon, orange peel, coriander and grains of paradise, and finished with a touch of cranberry. This bright, fruity and refreshing brew is reminiscent of an autumn day in New England.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2009
Well i was expecting cranberry lambic, and I was disaapointed. This one didn/t taste like shit! Had a wheaty body to it, easy to drink, light crispness form the creanaberries. It was alright overal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4507) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2009
Pours a hazy peach into a tumbler. White micro head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Cinnamon and berry aromas. Sweet and crisp upfront. Wheat and sour cranberry. Turns to slight marshmallow and then to a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2009
Sample at the Total Wine Beer Fest, Jacksonville FL 4-18-09. This was an interesting and enjoyable twist on a wit, and nowhere near as terrible as the ratings here suggest. The cranberry was subtle and added to the flavors in a positive way. A well done novelty brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2009
pours a murky orange color, slight salmon color also aroma smells like wheat really couldnt taste the cranberry in the beer, pour left a nice head that dont disappear not my favorite sam adams.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2009
aroma was grainy and spicy. poured very hazy with a hint of pink. flavor was refreshing and tart at first, but became very wheaty and had a spiciness that wasn’t pleasent to me. medium-lean body. wouldn’t drink it again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with a white head.......tinge of pink if you look closely. Aroma is spices, yeast, vague cranberry and wheat. Flavor is primarily wheat and cranberry juice, esthers, yeast, coriander, spices. The cranberry is very faint but it is not awful or overly artificial. Just more along the lines of someone put a half oz of cranberry juice in my pint of hoegaarden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2009
I find this beer to be rather attractive. It’s got a reddish orange hue that’s really pretty and a nice pink head. I guess it doesn’t really look like beer but whatever. The flavor is a pretty typical spicy yeasty wit type of thing. Very fizzy. Maybe the faint tanginess in the background is from the cranberry. Really this is a basic witbier in flavor. Very spicy with a faint background fruitiness. Not the crime against nature that some make it out to be.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thegreenrooster (3269) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2009
Pour is a cloudy red-orange. Aroma is almost nothing i kept trying to get something off of it but i get no fruit maybe just some grain. Flavor is again almost nothing. I get no cranberry anywhere in this. Pretty poor effort. Can SA stop putting a fruit beer in the longshot six pack every year?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (3491) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
Kind of a ruby orange pour with a whitish, thin sticky head that doesnt go away. Wheat aroma with typical sam adams yeast. Flavor is lightly bitter, kind of sweet. Flavor is mostly flabby and watery. Kind of a hint of tartness, almost chemical. Its not horrible, but definitely nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of the pack retrieved from Binny’s (Willowbrook, IL). Pours a glowing amber, slight tinge of ruby, with offwhite bubbly head that laces some. Aromas are a bit suspect, grainy and flaked wheat qualities not showing much fruit or sweetness. Upon closer notice, some light coriander and faint undiscernible sweetness. Initial is a bit sweet, mellow, but not preaching much else. Light coriander and wheaty graininess couple with a touch of orange peel and very faint tart cranberry. Hard to notice any of the spices. Finishes with a touch of typical wheaty graininess and faint sourness, light tartness. Not too good, thin and a bit one dimensional. Artifical, but not necessarily cloying in that regard. I had higher hopes for this as an advocate of cranberry as a whole. Sure as hell beats that damn Grape Pale Ale though.


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