Samuel Adams LongShot Boysenberry Wheat

Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
Created by Ken Smith, Colorado. Ken describes his brew as having "a refreshing light taste and cereal crispness from the wheat malt." This unfiltered ale has a rich, fresh fruitiness balanced by a citrus note from the Noble hops.

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grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Copying from my tasting notes. Bottle. CLoudy orange pour with a small white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma. Strong berry flavor and malt. Too sweet for me.

Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours cloudy gold with orange hue. There is also a thin white head. The aroma is big with loads of boysenberries, some peach and a mild floral note. The flavor is strong with berry extract syrup, vague sugary malt sweetness, faint wheat and more sugar. The taste ends sweet with sugar and residual berry extract. It just doesn’t smell or taste like boysenberry fruit but rather a sugary extract.

Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Thanks to unclejedi for the bottle. Been wanting to try this one for a very long time since FL sucks and didn’t get these beers. Peach colored body with a very small, vanishing white head. Boysenberry fills the area as soon as the beer is poured. This is some good smelling stuff. Also hints of apricot, sour peaches, sweet grains and malts. No wheat apparent in the nose. Don’t really get much hops either. The wheat shows up in the flavor, along with the fruit notes, but much less sweet than the aroma. Kind of drying actually on the tongue. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Finish is wheats and fruit, medium length and pleasing. Good beer, underrated IMO.

Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
The beer parts company with the 12 ounce bottle a slightly hazy golden yellow with a majestic creamy crown of white, as it settles, the lacing forms a tight skirt around the glass. Nose is sweet with malt and the berries provide a candy like backing, fresh and pleasing to the senses, start has a decent malt profile, with the over ripe fruit sweetness a pleasing plus, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish continues the sweetness, the hops light but pleasing, the aftertaste dry, and a fine drinking beer, different, but a pleasure to sample.

jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Uck. Tasted like typical crappy fruit beers--like drinking the milk after a bowl of fruit loops. The worst part is the watery-ness. Insubstantial.

egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Poured a hazy orange color with a medium sized, creamy, off white head, that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet berries, vanilla, not much else, but it doesn’t seem artificial... Taste of boysenberries and wheat, some cereal, vanilla, and toffee malt. Not terribly bad, not super exciting, probably should have had this cold in the summer.

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a big creamy off white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is fruity-boysenberry. Taste is sweet, fruity, boysenberry, creamy wheat, then an unexpected and unpleasant sharpness. OK carbonation.

RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Off notes from 4/2007. I am actually pretty excited to finally have gotten my hands on the Long Shot series. This is the first bottle I tried. Pours a slightly fogged gold with an amber touch. Almost no head. Nose is basically all berries, but not overpowering in how it comes across. There is also a bit of a floral aspect to it as well. Flavor is kind of interesting really. There is a definite presence of berries,but less so of the wheat character. There is also what I want to describe as a soapy character to the flavor pattern as well. Feel is nice and smooth. Fairly thin on the liquid feel, but not watery by any means. Drinkable, yes. Very well crafted, but seems a bit off balance with the berries. I am very glad to be able to have tried it! Kudos to Ken Smith and the Boston Beer Company.

TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Beer pours nice enough being slightly cloudy, golden color with a well retained egg white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, maybe blueberry aroma. Flavor was nasty. Maybe my bottle is out of date, however, this beer was sickly sweet with a flavor like someone slipped some urp into my glass. Down the drain she goes!

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009
Name: Longshot Boysenberry Wheat
Date: March 14, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: big sweet fruity aroma that arrives before you pick up the glass
Flavor: sweet fruit flavor but not as sweet as as the aroma indicates
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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