Friday, 20 April 2007

Review: LongShot Old Ale

LongShot Old Ale from Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)
Rating: B+

Purchased in Atlanta the day of the NCAA championship game (go gators!)...

Appearance: Rich garnet in color, very clear, big head that exhibits excellent retention and lacing. A fine looking beer.

Smell: Malt and dark fruits, alcohol. Not much hops.

Taste: Lots of dark fruit, brown sugar. Alcohol warming at the swallow. Reminiscent of an underhopped barleywine, perhaps - or a Belgian dark ale brewed with American yeast. Slightly soapy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation.

Drinkability: I didn't realize this was 10.6% abv when I opened it - I would rather have split this 12 oz bottle...

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-19-2007 23:46:32

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