radagast83 (8130) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by argo. Poured a pale golden color, medium sized white head. Aroma is strawberry, candy, jolly rancher notes. Flavor was strawberries, light malts. Not great, but light and refreshing. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by argo. Pours clear pale gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is strawberry and corn, Pils malt. Flavor is corn and strawberry with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation. jb (3270) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Really bright strawberry flavor. Slight grit at end. Not much going out here and I hadn’t just mowed the lawn. alexsdad06 (10482) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet strawberry, some citrus, pale malts with a hint of honey. The flavor was sweet strawberry, mild citrus, grass, pale malts. Not great, but 94+ on the golf course made it drinkable. trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into my Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head tha leaves pretty good lacing. Smells of Strawberry, butter, toffee and sweet malt. Tastes of the all the same things with a slight sourness almost like lemon. Mouthfeel is watery but silky with decent carbonation. This is a really good lagered fruit beer. Nice to have strawberry flavor that actually works. It was nice and light which is good for the summer. Glad I was able to try it.
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Clear golden pour with a white head. Strawberry candy and sugar on the nose. Some bubblegum, cotton candy, and a touch of lemon. The flavor is sweet and sugary. Some strawberry flavor, cotton candy, and a bit of lemon zest and tartness. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
355mL thanks to womencantsail. Pours a clear, sparkling golden with medium white foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is pretty intense strawberry popsicle. Taste is a bit sharp and prickly..decent sweet popsicle but the flavor is lost to regular honey and lemon. Palate is soapy, lemon, sugar. Not bad, but the bright strawberry is gone. shigadeyo (3749) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2013
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2013
7/13/2013: Samuel Adams LongShot 2013 Strawberry Lager (lager brewed with strawberries and with natural flavor added) created by Dave Anderson... Wow, I just popped the top and plenty of stawberry aroma flooded out of the bottle! After pouring, this beer smells a lot like strawberry shortcake with strawberry candy (like those candies that come in holiday gift baskets), cream, and a bit of biscuity malt. The color of this beer is a plae golden yellow and it is hazy with a good amount of roiling carbonation and a fluffy off-white head of creamy foam that actually extended up out of the glass. The berry comes through in the flavor, but it is a bit more subdued and pairs well with the sponge cake and toffee maltiness. Although the strawberry does not overwhelm the underlying beer, I find it to be a somewhat strange combination. Maybe it’s because the lager is somewhat yeasty and bready making it seem less crisp and clean overall which muddles the light, citrusy hops that try to come through in the finish. I’m not sure, but at least is tastes like real strawberry and doesn’t seem forces or artificial. The medium-light, yet smooth and creamy mouthfeel is nice. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and probably one of the bette strawberry brews that I have come across. Although I like this beer somewhat, I don’t feel complelled to have another and probably wouldn’t want any more than a bottle or two. I just think it’s a bit too sweet and too much berry for me in a beer. On the plus side, my wife (who doesn’t like beer) thought that it smelled delicious and found it to be a beer she could drink. For me, strawberry and beer just isn’t that great together and this isn’t one that I’d reach for on a hot day like today. In the end, I liked this beer less and less as I drank through the 1 bottle.
12 fl. oz. bottle (5.5% ALC./VOL.; Enjoy before AUG 2013) from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Rating #103 for this beer.
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is strawberry. Flavor is the same with additional tart, wheaty notes. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle into glass...gold pour with white head.. strong strawberry arona..taste is sane...not bad