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Samuel Adams LongShot Lemon Pepper Saison

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Formerly brewed at Boston Beer Company
Style: Saison
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Jeremy White, who works in the IT department at Samuel Adams, channeled his love of Belgian beers to create his Lemon Pepper Saison, a classic Belgian-style brew. Jeremy’s flavorful, refreshing and lighter-bodied beer is brewed with Grains of Paradise, an exotic tropical spice also found in Samuel Adams Summer Ale. The peppery flavor is complemented by a slightly sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and citrus, making this beer the perfect cool down to a hot summer day.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2898) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
Hazy pour topped by a thick white head. The nose is fairly estery. Lots of banana and a bit of clove. Banana and pepper initially with a hint of softer, spiciness on the back. The yeast reminds me of Ommegang, only tilted more towards the estery side of things. There is a bit of light peppery flavour on the finish. A little bit fruity - banana, some peach and a touch of sweetness. Okay - if my the numbers.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12oz bottle. Golden color with some white head. Citrus aroma - mostly lemon, some spicyness and Belgian yeast flavors. Very interesting and unique. I like how Sam Adams takes chances with the LongShot series.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Hazy orange colorued body with a nice copper glow and a thin, fast-dying off-white head. Aroma of strong coriander seed, curacao, wheat, yeast and a touch of cloves - I don’t smell any black peppercorn nor any lemons, just curacao. Medium-bodied; Assertive spicey flavour at first with a kick of the cloves and some wheat, yeast and some alcohol. Aftertaste shows a lot of spice as well with some coriander seed, pepper (it finally shows) and more cloves. Overall, a decent beer - definitely showing some creativity much more than Sam Adams, but not as polished as a top craft saison. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from the six pack sampler, purchased at Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 05-February-2011.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Slightly cloudy golden color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is fresh grains, citrus fruit and slightly peppery. Flavor is sweet fruit, Belgian notes with lemon. A little peppery that has a dry finish. Tiny bit of cardboard near the end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle from the internet. Slightly hazed yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is lemon, a little spicy, and yeasty. Taste is dry, spiced, and a little citrusy. Nice finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle, from Paskie. Thanks Ryan! Burnt orange with a little skiff of white bubbles. Lemon and fruit leather aroma, background spice on the restrained side. Buttery lemon flavor, some nettle spice. Nice bright carbonation and a nice initial round mouthfeel, though the finish is rather abrupt,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Golden pour with a fizzy head. Aroma of lemon peel, malt and yeast. Flavor is similar. Not a lot of pepper, just a touch on the finish. Not a big deal.


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