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Samuel Adams LongShot Old Ale

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Formerly brewed at Boston Beer Company
Style: Old Ale
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Created by Don Oliver, California. Don says that the blend of distinctive malts in his brew "offers a rich and malty taste that doesnít overpower. Itís a full-bodied, heavy ale good for a winter night by the fire."


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Vintage 2007. Pours a hazy dark brown with an off white head. Strong ester aromas. Flavors of caramel malt and some raisins. Pretty well mellowed out after all these years. Likely well past its peak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a cloudy plum-amber color with a beige ring for a head. Aroma of raisin bread; sweet, spicy, and fruity (banana, figs, dates). The flavor is the same, with a lot of dark fruits and caramel. Very rich. Medium-bodied, with a fruity, sweet mouthfeel and low carbonation. Tasty. I liked this way more than I expected I would.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 Another Sam Adams Long Shot. This Long Shot looks like a farmer boy. If I felt like getting the bottle out and reading the label Iím sure I could find out who he is. Maybe he is the "Don" in the description above?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
medium brown with mild white head. sweet nose. mild bitterness before a lot of medium crystal malt, likely some munich. little hop flavor. some residual sweetness, but not overwhelming. little alcohol and little depth. a solid brew, but the alcohol should portend a richer and fuller product. decent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours a deep ruddy brown with a creamy, khaki head and sheeting lace. The nose is a big, complex blend of round dark fruit, raisin, spice and alcohol. Full-bodied and soft, almost still, with a drying, mildly bitter, somewhat resinous and slightly alcoholic finish. The flavor follows the nose with a lot of dark fruit and fruity oxidized character fronting a pleasantly drying yet still sweet and boozy finish. This is a nice sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours a deep reddish amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, some plum, apple, and some earthy notes. Flavor is caramel, plum, toast, apple, and a sweet malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2009
I bought a doughnut, and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I donít need a receipt for the doughnut, man, Iíll just give you the money, and you give me the doughnut... end of transaction. We donít need to bring ink and paper into this. I just canít imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. Some skeptical friend: "Donít even act like you didnít get that doughnut! I got the doc-u-men-tation right here... oh, wait itís at home... in the file... under íDí..."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a tan head. Sweet caramel notes, and light wood, dried fruit. Caramel raisin alcohol warming real nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Overall Impression: Out of the LongShot pack from I believe 2007? I remember enjoying this one the most of the pack. A nice blend and a powerful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, metal, over ripe fruits, and caramel, leading to a dry bitter and alcoholic finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.


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