Another day…another beer, beer #269 that is. Today’s beer is Longshot Honey B’s Lavender Ale by Samuel Adams. Brewed in Boston, Massachusetts, this Herbed/Spice Beer has an ABV of 5.5% and it part of the Sam Adams Longshot series Sam Adams hombrew contest) created by Caitlin Declerco, a Sam Adams employee.
The color of this brew was a clear gold with a white head. The nose was herby and floral with a touch of honey and a bit grassy. The aroma of lavender was unmistakable. The honey hit me first in the taste and all throughout the mouthful was the lavender…almost too much of it as it was sweet to the point of being sickening. There was a nice underbelly of malts in the flavor of toast all throughout. It had a body bordering on being heavy and syrupy with a moderate amount of carbonation.
I wasn’t a fan of this, sorry Caitlin. The sweetness of the lavender wasn’t my thing but I will giver her props for trying something different. I did enjoy the honey and the stickiness of this brew though. So it wasn’t all bad.