Samuel Adams LongShot Friar Hop Ale



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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Richard Ropers brew combines his love of hops with his affinity for spicy Belgian ales. The toasty caramel sweetness from the malt and Belgian candi sugar are balanced by distinct citrus hop notes, spicy yeast fermentation and hunts of orange and coriander.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate candi sugar, cotton candy, bubblegum, and banana. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small soapy head that fides to thick ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts sweet with lots of banana, bubblegum, and candi sugar. It finishes with light-moderate spiciness. A touch of citrus hops and alcohol barely sneak past all the Belgain yeastiness up front. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 26, 2011
bottle. clear dark gold under a small white head. belgian yeast and candy sugar aroma. palate is sticky and gelatinous. flavors of candy sugar. standard belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4227) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is a little Belgian spice and malt sweetness. Flavor is a stong hop followed by a nice Belgain yeast and spice. To finish up an excellent herbal candi sugar is left on the tounge. The aroma was not much but this packs a nice flavor profile. I would not know this was 9% if it did not say so on the bottle and I need to slow down on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6196) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Pours clear golden amber with an off-white soapy head. The aroma has a spicy and sweet Belgian character that has some cotton candy, light band aids and a bit of fruitiness. Not noticing much in hops on the aroma. Medium crisp clean body with some frothy mildly sharp carbonation. The taste starts out on the malty side with the aroma traits, but some spicy hops start making their presence know further into the taste. There is also some herbal notes and a mintiness on the finish. The alcohol is pretty well hidden - a bit of warmth on the finish, but nothing big. Solid beer from the most consistent longshot six pack Ive had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3034) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Nice spicy malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (4086) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Full sample served from 12 oz. bottles during the Longshot VIP Tasting at the Chicago Marrott. Displayed a clear, deep orange/golden color, with a decent, off white, "cream and bubbles" head, and light waves of lacing. The aroma was fruit, a bit of citrus, light banana and spice, with some soft alcohol presence. The flavor added strong hop bitterness that was mellowed to a secondary role by the full malt content, syrupy sweetness, and the warming side of the alcohol, in a rather full body. Nice complexity!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2105) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Sweet buble gum hop aroma. Clear orange color with a small white head. Strong sweet flavor throughout with a light carbonated bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2011
I think this is a tripel, nice golden pour, good head as well, smells sweet. Taste is very sweet, almost juice like, a bit hoppy and bitter as well, pretty strong tasting, a big beer IMO. Maybe a bit too much spice. Nice taste but nothing overly special. Typical Sam, a good beer at a reasonable price, nice interpretation of the style, well done, worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice, clear copper with beige head. Aroma is very nice...notes of fruit, candy sugar, farmhouse and malt. Flavor is very much the same with a subtle herbal note blended with banana, bubblegum and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2 oz bottle:Aroma has got a really nice bubblegum, banana and clove aroma. Lightly spicy hops and the malt is indiscernible. Appearance is a clear amber color with a small off white head that diminishes quickly. Taste has the bubblegum, banana, and all of those Belgian spices you like. Not a top tier Belgian brew but decent beer all around and the alcohol is very well hidden. Would definitely drink more than one of these then get up from my seat and fall over. Cheers!

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