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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The first of this yearís winners, Dave Anderson, works in the packaging department at Sam Adams. His submission, a Strawberry Lager, is described as ďa bright and fresh wheat beer, with a strong strawberry character balanced with toffee and citrus notes Ė the brewerís vision of the perfect summertime beer to enjoy after a round of golf on a hot day. Brewed with fresh strawberries, this beer pours a bright golden color and imparts a malty sweetness with hints of lemon and earthiness. Strawberry Lager finishes with a wonderful intensive strawberry flavor without being overwhelming and leaves a lingering creamy sweetness on the palate.Ē

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle: nice golden yellow with a wonderful white head. Aroma of fresh strawberry. The flavor is clean... Citrus and strawberry. Weíll done... Summer beer all the way... I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (2000) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Strawberry aroma. Cloudy golden with a red hue. Small white head. Sweet strawberry beginning that lingers to the finish. Light palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12130) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, light strawberry and a hint oif citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread and light strawberry with a smooth finish. Drinkable but overall a pretty lame beer better suited to Inbud!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
fakebeersnob (272) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Wow...not a fan. It is like drinking a Capín Crunch Crunch berries. It has a light strawberry smell. Light copper color. Tastes like a bowl of crunch berries in a light lager. The aftertaste even makes me believe it more. Not a pleasant mouth feel. There might be a market for this, but I am not it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours clear straw yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of strawberry and light pale malt. Flavor is light and pleasant with the strawberry being forward but not overwhelming with a nice balance of malt and a nice dryness. Light body with crisp carbonation. Overall I can see the being a great, fun and refreshing summer brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1153) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a thin white head. Lots of strawberries in the aroma, so much that it overpowers everything else. Taste also has lots of strawberries. Very sweet at first with slight malt flavors, but overpowered by sweet berries. Taste takes a turn towards the finish. It becomes slightly dry with hay and skunk. Aftertaste is of strawberries, not surprisingly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3047) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
The aroma is total strawberry, not artificial, sort of sweet, sour and earthy at the same time. The appearance is hazy tyellow, white head. The flavor is strawberry, cereal grains. The finish is strawberry sweet, noble hops, spicy. the Longshot beers are normally killer, better than most of what Sam brews. But this is the weakest Longshot beer I have ever tried. OK overall for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottled. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a minuscule white head. Pungent strawberry jam aroma - sweet/tart strawberry fruit has just enough "green" in it to tell that it isnít artificial. Flavor starts out mildly sweet and turns moderately sour. Itís refreshing to find a strawberry beer that isnít full of artificial strawberry flavor, but I almost get the impression that Iím eating those whitish pink under-ripe berries prevalent in the grocery store in the middle of winter. Interesting, refreshing enough, but as I finish my third of three new Longshots for the year I have to admit that Iím less than impressed with what Sam Adams has been selecting as their winning beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1166) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma has a really nice fresh strawberry note. It just smells like freshly picked strawberries which is a good thing. Appearance is a clear golden color with a minimal white head. Taste has got the strawberry but has some bready and crisp notes of an actual lager. Palate is clean with a very light strawberry backing. Overall, Good stuff. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a straw color ridden with chunky yeast particles. The head is a two finger white shade. Itís nicely creamy and retains acceptably. TONS of lacing on the glass, too. But still...the bodyís a mess. S: The strawberry notes come through strongly at first. When allowed to open up, slight (balanced) diacetyl and noble hopping comes through, as well. The first few whiffs, though, were ridiculously sweet - almost like it was a strawberry soda instead of a beer. T: Itís got a little more balance than I expected. The first part is where the fruit qualities reside; after that, it morphs into a pre-pro pilsner, displaying notes of noble hops, biscuity malt/yeast, and mild adjunct. Some strawberry sweetness returns in the finish, a bit excessively at times. Nonetheless a successful warm weather refresher, nor does it strike me as being disgustingly artificial. M: Not as dry as I like my lagers, but itís a fruit beer. It could be a bit less cloying on the back end at least. Still, I like its drinkability. Completely under-carbonated, though. O: On occasion, Iím a sucker for a good lager. And also on occasion, Iím a sucker for a good fruit beer. This fulfills both quotas reasonably well. At the end of the day, itís rock-solid mindless refreshment, no more, no less.

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