GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: nice golden yellow with a wonderful white head. Aroma of fresh strawberry. The flavor is clean... Citrus and strawberry. We’ll done... Summer beer all the way... I like it!
rocbyter (1980) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strawberry aroma. Cloudy golden with a red hue. Small white head. Sweet strawberry beginning that lingers to the finish. Light palate.
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
fakebeersnob (244) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Wow...not a fan. It is like drinking a Cap’n 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.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 isn’t artificial. Flavor starts out mildly sweet and turns moderately sour. It’s refreshing to find a strawberry beer that isn’t full of artificial strawberry flavor, but I almost get the impression that I’m 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 I’m less than impressed with what Sam Adams has been selecting as their winning beers.
demitriustown (1156) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. It’s nicely creamy and retains acceptably. TONS of lacing on the glass, too. But still...the body’s 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: It’s 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 it’s 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, I’m a sucker for a good lager. And also on occasion, I’m a sucker for a good fruit beer. This fulfills both quotas reasonably well. At the end of the day, it’s rock-solid mindless refreshment, no more, no less.