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Samuel Adams LongShot Grape Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
Created by Samuel Adams Employee Lili Hess, Hawaii This is a very creative spin on a pale ale. As Lili describes it, "Itís like you are drinking a pale ale after biting into a fresh green seedless grape." This delicate brew is light-bodied with unique sweet, yet dry flavors from the grapes. What a combination...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Not really so much of a fruit beer, as the grape is quite subtle if apparent as grape at all. I took this as more of a brown ale / bitter blend, with a sweet, caramel, malty front, and a curious bitterness in the finish. Perfectly drinkable, especially for someone who likes a sweet palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Color is a clear caution-light yellow/orange. Thin 1/4 finger of head. No carbonation to be seen. The smell has hints of sweet and dark berry. Smooth honey. Darker notes of grape; sweet but rich. Aromatic berry wafting above the glass. No pale malt to speak of, per se. The taste is slightly sour grape, with a richer dark second wave. Hints of juicy grape, balanced by some dry pale and crystal malts. Medium bodied feel; leaves a juice-like coating on the tongue. Actually quite nice. Itís a highly drinkable, berry-laden brew. Not overly sweet. Itís just dark enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2009
bottle . . pours amber with a light grape color . . aroma is subtle hops, malty and fruit . . taste is subtle fruit, hops . . not sure how i feel about this one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Hmmm... of the hundreds of submitted beers, this was the winner? Itís okay, but definitely nothing special... not by a... longshot! haha!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2009
The pour is orange-ish pink-ish hued. The head is white and sudsy. The aroma is slight hoppy with sweet characteristics... The only reason you think there may be a grape aroma is due to the name. The beer is pretty high in carbonation, light. the grape flavor is dry and crisp. The finish is not as sharp as I would like, and there is a touch of lingering aftertaste. Iím not a fruit beer guy....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. An amber body with an off white head. Thin with a fruity grape start with some subtle woodiness and caramel malt. Mmm SA never makes great fruit beers, im sure this was much better small batch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 29, 2009
Strange and exactly what it says. Grape juice flavored beer. A bit sweet and odd tasting. Not much balance just sweet grape and fruit sugars.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - APR 15, 2009
the body is is and amber color with a very large head, and lots of co2 bubbles. the aroma is malty, and fruits. the over all taste is is weird, it is sweet and caramel with a grape finish. overall this is one of hte better longshots that i have had..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 30, 2009
murky brown body with a thick long lasting cream colored head. nose is malt, like sticking my nose in a mash tun. very sweet flavor that i enjoy. caramel flavor dominates in a good way. a bit of green grape is there in the finish. love the sweetness. 5 5 7 3 13

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Longshot series is a great idea, not much fruit flavor let me down.. but a must try i guess

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