Samuel Adams LongShot Lemon Pepper Saison

Formerly brewed at Boston Beer Company
Style: Saison
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Jeremy White, who works in the IT department at Samuel Adams, channeled his love of Belgian beers to create his Lemon Pepper Saison, a classic Belgian-style brew. Jeremy’s flavorful, refreshing and lighter-bodied beer is brewed with Grains of Paradise, an exotic tropical spice also found in Samuel Adams Summer Ale. The peppery flavor is complemented by a slightly sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and citrus, making this beer the perfect cool down to a hot summer day.

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bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip. Appearance: Clear, bright gold with thin very white head and some lacing. Aroma: Very mild aroma of lemon, pepper, banana and cloves. Taste: Fruity upfront with lemon, banana and fleshy fruit countered by hay and cloves. Turns pretty peppery and slightly bitter toward the finish. Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium-light body. The finish seems like it should be dry, but the sweetness carries through too much. It appears that they were hoping the pepper would make it dry, which was only semi-successful. Overall: Fairly refreshing, but seems almost more like a sweet Pilsner with some Belgian yeasts. Decent, but misses the mark.

ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 22, 2011
Pours a yellowish golden with a white head. Aroma of lemon and pepper with some malt. Flavor is lightly bitter but primarily of lemon and spice. Could be better balanced.

dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Old notes...had this fresh but it was pretty gross, I gave it pionts for being interesting but lemon pepper isn’t really something that needs to be in beer. Overpowered the Saison flavors that I like and leaves me with something that isn’t really beer that I want.

radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear, golden color with a small white head, a bit fluffy. Aroma was a bit of straw/wheat, coriander, touch of honey and spice. Flavor was about the same with pepper/coriander, wheat, fruits.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2011

Name: LongShot Lemon Pepper Saison
Date: April 17, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear gold, frothy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, nice peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, touch of lemony citrus, light spicyness with a hint of pepper, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a firm layer of foamy head while the liquid was a golden blonde hue just sitting and waiting to be consumed. My nose detected European yeast that was perhaps Belgian or German, but for sure had traces of spice such as clove and a hint of banana too. The flavor is mild with notes of funky spiced yeast that has some tastes of clove, banana, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Reminds me a lot of their summer ale but not as light as the flavors in that recipe are.

BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2011
12oz Bottle Thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out golden topped with a fluffy cloud head. Aroma was of lemon zest, pepper, spice, some yeast, and sweet fruit. Taste was more of the citrus and spice along with a nice little bitterness on the end.

chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle drank into my Narke tulip...A clear light straw beer has about a finger of fully bright white head rise up. Good retention and lacing. The head only stays about half a finger above the beer but its very thick and full...A typical saison aroma, light funk, floral hops. The finish is strong black pepper, not obtrusive, a wonderful enhancement to the musky saison notes. Cannot pull out any lemon at first, as it warms comes through as a sweet candy lemon on the front...The taste is was not executed correctly with a total lack of balance of the flavors. The peppers comes through WAY to much dominating the flavor from start to finish. The pepper is very harsh, only allows me to get a hint of floral hops...The mouthfeel is nice, full, coating, lasting flavors....Drinkability really limited by the pepper. A decent idea for a homebrew, too much pepper to make this a recommendation.

ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with plenty of carbonation and a massive rocky white head. Aroma is lemon, coriander, and yeasty funk with a slightly tart fruitiness. Taste is yeasty and crisp on the front end, with hints of citrus and malts. Finishes with a dry spicy, peppery bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2011
A - Pours a nice clear golden-orange color with a nice finger of white head. The head had good retention and leaves a nice lacing circle all the way through. S - Very sweet aroma, with some nice lemon peel and other fruit elements. There is also some nice yeast smell with a touch of pepper. T - Very nice sweet lemon flavors start off the beer. This is joined by the nice smooth pale malt flavor and some yeast flavor. These elements stay very well balanced. At the end, there is a bit of pepper that stays around a bit after the finish. M - Medium to medium-light bodied with just enough carbonation. The beer feels really nice and smooth throughout and the mouthfeel at the finish, which is very crisp and just a tad dry from the pepper taste, is really nice. D - Very drinkable beer. The flavors are fairly complex but very well balanced. The beer overall is super smooth and refreshing.

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