buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wish I had a chance to try Bruces home brewed version of this beer. I was one of the 5 finalists in the Long Shot so I got to meet bruce out in Denver at the GABF. I find this version to be a nice balance between malt and hops as the style calls for. There is alot of diacetyl (a buttery flavor) in the beer otherwise a nice beer. They also used a different yeast than Bruce did so thats going to effect the beer alot, he said they did a good job replacating his homebrew though.
slowrunner77 (8345) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
not horrible, but a totally average beer in every measureable way. not quite sure how this won as there had to be much better competition."
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a small white head. Malt/biscuit aroma with some herbal hops and light citrus. Moderately sweet bread/biscuit malt flavor with light herbal/floral hops and a touch of citrus. Similar finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was thin and off white. Bread, hay and subdued caramel malt aromas with a hint of noble hop. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Malt forward flavors that followed the aroma. There was also a dash of brown sugar with noble hops in the background.
bpreo (2265) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 One of a few Samuel Adams LongShot’s I have tried. I like them, a nice change from their standard.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy light copper color with white head. Aroma is honey, vanilla, fruity, a touch of grain, and a slightly herbal note. Flavor is honey, vanilla, fruity, toast, and a bitter spicy finish.
rtcpenguin (4) - Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2009 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Reminds me of a fine belgian urine, with notes of fruit, honey, and wheat. Overall not appealing and would do better in a toilet than a mouth.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head. Sweet citrus and lots of grain, thin with a light sweetness and the a grainy dull bitter finish. Not so great. Must have been better as a small batch.
ben4321 (5239) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the LongShot pack from I believe 2007? I remeber thinking this was decent but unremarkable. Old notes had it rated here, so I’ll just trust those...
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured yellow with a white head. Aroma of fruit. Some fruit and candy flavor. Not a favorite.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty drinkable, but not very memorable. Malt, caramel, not much hops. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Not offensive, but nothing I’d write home about.