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Samuel Adams LongShot Cranberry Wit

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RATINGS: 319   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2769) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Aroma is wheat, spice, cranberry, a little tart. The appearance is yellow, somewhat hazy, tinge of pink, and an off-white head. The flavor is cereal grains, light tart quality, cranberries. The finish is coriander, and other spices. The mouthfeel is thin/medium. Not bad - not as bad as I expected. Easily my least favorite of he Long Shots. Appropriate on a hot summer day.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle ( 12oz ). Hazy gold, huge fizzy-fluffy white head. Sour, slightly vegetal aroma - dry - yeah, cranberry. Tastes sweet and papery, sure wish it were even 1/3 as tart as the aroma - the cranberry is there, and a bit of alcohol, but it’s not great. Thick, almost choking body, not much carbonation - not an unpleasant aftertaste, but this one overall seems a little .. off, somehow.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours clear orange gold with a medium, frothy white head. Aroma of hops, raspberries, cranberries, wheat, and hints of yeast. Light body with a sort of bland mouthfeel. Some traces of tart with the cranberry. Finishes quick and clean. Above average fruit beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (676) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Pours a cloudy light orange with a soapy head. Nose is unimpressive and faint. Some floral citrus. Only a tad of cranberry flavor, mostly orange peel bitterness. Overall only so-so at best.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Made in sept (09) Pours a golden color with a small white crisp head. Flavors of cranberry, and reminders of other citrus zest. A full palate of yeast flavors with notes of hops. Released at the perfect time of year to enjoy

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindog (260) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Made in sept (09) Pours a golden color with a small white crisp head. Flavors of cranberry, and reminders of other citrus zest. A full palate of yeast flavors with notes of hops. Released at the perfect time of year to enjoy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Pours a very hazy yellow color with a medium loose head that leaves a bit of lace. The aroma is light spicy yeast notes with some human flesh, not sweaty, not B.O. just the sort of plain smell of a person. There is some light cinnamon and indescribable spice in there as well. The flavor is really more cinnamon than it is cranberry, this is not to say that the cranberry doesn’t sneak in there well, it’s just a less dominant flavor than perhaps the beer’s name would lead you to believe. I also detect some orange and ginger. I really like strongly spiced beers, but this one seems like there are too many spices/fruit flavors going in medium to low flavor profile that it seems mildly messy. A little more focus on cranberry and balance of spices would have made this brilliant to my tastes. Mild tweaking could make this one awesome beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a light amber color with a small beige head. Aroma was of berries, wheat malt and light citrus. The taste was similar, with the cranberry in decent balance. Coriander and light nutmeg or clove finish it out. I expected the flavoring to be a little more intense given the aroma, so in that sense it was a slight let down. I didn’t see any big flaws here though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (2673) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2009
2008 bottle sold in a box set. thanks Toby. Pours out a golden with some orange highs topped with a off white head. Aroma was of light spice and a little berry. Taste was more of the spice, some light berry, and a little hop on the end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Appropriately cloudy with an orange-yellow hue. Decent white head that leaves ring lace on the glass after each sip. Good wheat aroma; I detect some sweetness and sourness, but I wouldn’t associate it with cranberries. Not as wheaty as most Wits. The Cranberry is mellow, but is now identifiable. Good malt presence and I note a touch of hop in the swallow. Short lasting aftertaste. Good body for the style. Overall, this is a wonderfully drinkable beer. For wheat lovers, this might be something of a disappointment. For me, I like the complexity.


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