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Samuel Adams LongShot Weizenbock



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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Created by Rodney Kibzey, Illinois Rodney describes his wonderfully complex brew as "deep amber in color with a full creamy body and a dark fruit and clove aroma." This traditional Bavarian style brew took Rodney a few batches to perfect, but the taste is worth all of his hard work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12-oz. Thanks, Headbanger! Pours murky dark brown with a big, thick, creamy tan head and decent rings of lace. Big bubblegummy nose. Not really much else happening there. Creamy medium body. Brown bread, bubble gum, and a bit of watermelon on the mid-palate. Not far off Silver City’s weizenbock, but pretty far off the pleasures weizenbocks have to offer. This is kind of a doughy belgian ale, at best. That said, it has no flaws. It’s just that the recipe is kind of lost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
Dark copper. Fair head. Banana and dusty chocolate smell. Sweet banana up front and baking soda in the back. Thin body. Chocolate, chalk and dust. No joy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmoreau (3145) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2009
12 oz. bottle to a large snifter. Poured a hazy, brown/amber color, with a foamy, off white/light tan tone that diminished slowly, leaving some nice, clinging lace. The aroma was a little bready, with notes of sweet, dark fruits, some spice as clove, and a touch of ripe banana. The flavor was a continuation of the aroma notes along with some tartness. Nice alcohol presense commingled well with the various flavor notes. The mouthfeel was creamy, with some light bitterness in the finish. A savory representative of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Cloudy brown pour with a half-inch white head. Bready, grainy malt aroma with a touch of clove.Sharp, tangy, earthy wheat flavor and a nice full body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Got this as West Lakeview chicago. the guy was there who made the beer. it was good. pours dark brown color. small white head. nice dark fruit flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vikingbeercbus (34) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Enjoy goofy hand-drawn cover art. Even more pleased with the beer itself. Malt aroma, cloves. Mahogany brown, quarter inch head. Thick palate, undertones of fruit. Strong brew, scored with my boyfriend after sharing this beer. Recommended, top notch for a macrobrewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz bottle. Surprisingly righteous brew from some random guy in Illinois. Not bad, Rodney. Dark brown with a thin white head and medium-high carbonation. Aroma is phenolic with banana and some yeast. Tastes a little like a Belgian ale with dark fruit flavors, but also the banana/clove taste you expect from a weizenbock. Not too unlike Schneider Aventinus. Complex yet refreshing. Very drinkable. Can floor you before you know it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bozoNZ (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2009
330ml bottle - ticks all the style guidelines boxes. Wonderful spicy rich vanilla aroma, light phenols. Murky brown to look at but wonderful mouthfeel. Sweet rich dark fruits, more vanilla and a touch milk chocolate. Lingers and warms with an almost sherry like finish. Superb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
"I just love smelling it. I could smell it all day," my friend just remarked. And, for good reason. The beer has a delicious sweet bread aroma. And, then the beer backs up the aroma with an amazing smooth, but full body. Not much german yeast ester like banana. A little clove... maybe? Overall, a great easy drinking, full beer. Great for the cold days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 5, 2009
cloudt dark garnet bodywith a skin of grey for a head.dusty clove aroma with a ripe banana scent.apricot bubblegum flavor. nice banana yeasty goodness in the finish. a nice caramel toffee sweetness throughout this one that i like. 4 6 7 4 16

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