kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: LongShot Lemon Pepper Saison
Date: April 17, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear gold, frothy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, nice peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, touch of lemony citrus, light spicyness with a hint of pepper, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a firm layer of foamy head while the liquid was a golden blonde hue just sitting and waiting to be consumed. My nose detected European yeast that was perhaps Belgian or German, but for sure had traces of spice such as clove and a hint of banana too. The flavor is mild with notes of funky spiced yeast that has some tastes of clove, banana, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Reminds me a lot of their summer ale but not as light as the flavors in that recipe are.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle Thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out golden topped with a fluffy cloud head. Aroma was of lemon zest, pepper, spice, some yeast, and sweet fruit. Taste was more of the citrus and spice along with a nice little bitterness on the end.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle drank into my Narke tulip...A clear light straw beer has about a finger of fully bright white head rise up. Good retention and lacing. The head only stays about half a finger above the beer but its very thick and full...A typical saison aroma, light funk, floral hops. The finish is strong black pepper, not obtrusive, a wonderful enhancement to the musky saison notes. Cannot pull out any lemon at first, as it warms comes through as a sweet candy lemon on the front...The taste is was not executed correctly with a total lack of balance of the flavors. The peppers comes through WAY to much dominating the flavor from start to finish. The pepper is very harsh, only allows me to get a hint of floral hops...The mouthfeel is nice, full, coating, lasting flavors....Drinkability really limited by the pepper.
A decent idea for a homebrew, too much pepper to make this a recommendation.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with plenty of carbonation and a massive rocky white head. Aroma is lemon, coriander, and yeasty funk with a slightly tart fruitiness. Taste is yeasty and crisp on the front end, with hints of citrus and malts. Finishes with a dry spicy, peppery bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a nice clear golden-orange color with a nice finger of white head. The head had good retention and leaves a nice lacing circle all the way through.
S - Very sweet aroma, with some nice lemon peel and other fruit elements. There is also some nice yeast smell with a touch of pepper.
T - Very nice sweet lemon flavors start off the beer. This is joined by the nice smooth pale malt flavor and some yeast flavor. These elements stay very well balanced. At the end, there is a bit of pepper that stays around a bit after the finish.
M - Medium to medium-light bodied with just enough carbonation. The beer feels really nice and smooth throughout and the mouthfeel at the finish, which is very crisp and just a tad dry from the pepper taste, is really nice.
D - Very drinkable beer. The flavors are fairly complex but very well balanced. The beer overall is super smooth and refreshing.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a lingering white head. It smells of yeast, lemon, and pepper. The flavor is lightly sweet with citrus and spice notes. It’s crisp and bubbly, an easy drinking brew that finishes with a touch of dryness. I enjoyed it.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Upfront, the aroma is bubble gum, lemon, spicy, wheat. The appearance is a hazy yellow, orange tinge, white head. The flavor is lemon, yeasty, spicy, wheat/cereal grain. Medium, almost thin in body. The finish is bubble gum sweet, with a light hop bittering, and some (very light) piney hops. Really not bad at all.
Cletus (6245) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber with a whte head. Smells of lemon, dry pilsner malt, some peppery splashes. Tastes dry and citrussy with some mellow lemony notes on the finish.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Got a sixer of this year’s LongShot. Figure I’d drink one of each and age the other.
Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a white head and a decent amount of lacing. Nose brings forward some lemon zest and a fairly hefty dose of black pepper. The taste is also dominated by pepper and a bit of lemon, also adding in a bit of sweetness and bread. Slight spicy taste from something other than the pepper, probably the year. The over-spicing certainly affects the mouthfeel and the drinkability. Hopefully the spicing begins to fade a bit with some age.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-16-2010