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Longshot A Dark Night In Munich - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
84
good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 03-17-2012)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle form a mixed Longshot box poured into a large wine glass. Pours a clear brown in color and crimson in the light with a fleeting cap of foam and minimal lacing.

Aroma is a bit stale and nondescript. A good swirl, early on, does throw forth some malt and some chocolate spice notes. Unfortunately the carbonation is a bit too mild to support this character for long, though does offer a nice aroma with aggressive agitation.

Flavor of light chocolate and spice, bit of sublte caramel and some watered down brown sugar notes. Bit subdued as for malt structure and complexity, and a bit thick in body for the style.

Overall an enjoyable brew that seems a bit at odds with the style. Interesting though non-traditional hop character, overly full feel and dense character, lacking that clean delivery I was expecting. Likely American Hop derived. A fence straddler for sure.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pourd one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein a garnet hued chesnut brown with a thick tan colored head atop.Clean aromas with a little mineral and toasted grain,not much toastiness and/or sweetness.Firm toast on the palate with mild caramel sweetness,not doughy or very rich but it is easy drinking.A little delicate but it's a decent dunkel.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.

Mostly caramel aroma. Some spice. A little nutty.

Strong caramel malt taste, nice and sweet. A faint cinnamon taste. Tiny hint of hazelnut.

A smooth, easy-drinking beer.

Good Longshot choices this year!

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice clear deep amber with one finger of head. Head doesn't last too long and leaves very little lacing.

S - Smell is initially sweet, with some caramel, raisin and plum. After adjusting to the sweetness, a big bread aroma comes through.

T - Taste is similar to smell with more of a spice presence. Dark bread, plums and caramel. Pretty good.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes with a bit of dry spiciness.

O - Pretty decent beer, but it doesn't really stand out in any way.

Photo of orm56
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle.

LOOK: Dark and tawny, decent lacing

SMELL: Brown bread, mineral, very malty, melanoidan-like, floral, clean

TASTE: Sweet, big bodied, coffee, dark bread, black currants, malty, faint alcohol, clean, herbal, nutty, toasted grain, semi-sweet finish

Pretty good, seem to have a bit too much body for my liking and the style and does take away from the drinkable potential here. Happy to try it but it is one and done.

Photo of mctizzz
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a medium to dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma is very malty with a ton of toffee and biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The toffee and caramel malt really stands out. There is also a little bit of grass and some lightly toasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very clean tasting and easy to drink.

Photo of JDVance742
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish ruby red with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. A good amount of lacing sticks to the glass.

Smell: Dark roasted malts with a good mix of caramel and toffee. Some hints of nuts and brown sugar. Has a pretty noticeable hint of spice which might be from clove. Light hint of dark fruit and a nice presence of earthy hops.

Taste: A good taste of roasty malts up front with lots of caramel and toffee. Has some nuts and brown sugar in the mix. Hint of clove spice and banana. Also some hints of dark fruit. Finishes with a nice drying presence of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and somewhat chewy. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A very solid take on a German Dunkel lager. Easy drinking with a full bready, nutty flavor.

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of dwren89
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: molassesy brown with a nice dark and medium brown mix, thick tan head, great clarity

Aroma: malty sweet, great bread and molasses notes with some dark fruit hints as well. No noticeable hop aroma, clean yeast character

Taste: great depth of malt character spanning the same bready and molasses notes found in the aroma. A nice balanced and crisp finish that leaves just a hit of of sweetness and fruitiness

Mouthfeel: crisp, medium bodied lager feel, medium carbonation

Overall: Delicious example of the German classic dunkel. This definitely took me back to sitting in the Munich beer halls sucking down dunkels by the liter. Great balance with slight residual sweetness and a little fruitiness on the finish.

4.0/5

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a dense brown body that glows at the base with a thin head that soon boils away.

S- The aroma has some Munich malt in the nose with a bit of a coffee malt hint but it is pretty clean in the nose.

T- The grainy flavor of pale malt has some pot caramel notes coming through as it opens and hints of roasted biscuit malt for a moment in the clean finish. There is a spicy hop hint in the aftertaste.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a tight little fizz.

O- This beer seems a bit thick and heavy but not much malt flavor or it is all muttled together.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a beautiful deep ruby brown with a tan 2 finger head, average retention, resulting in a lace that's thin but sticky.

Smell - Faint notes of toffee and even lighter coffee, dry and floral hops.

Taste - Starts with sweet toffee before quickly shifting to a hearty roasted coffee. Notes of caramel and chocolate come into play before finishing with the addition of a floral, drying finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Crisp, lively carbonation. Goes down fairly smooth. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Really good dark lager. Session friendly. Sam Adams should hire Mr. Corey Martin, because this is one of the better beers I've had from the brewery.

Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with an enormous lasting big bubbly head, leaving lots of lace. Bold malty aroma. Smooth creamy, easy drinking dunkel.A nominal amount of roast (which I would want a larger amount of). FInishes sweet. Although not spectacular taste, I enjoyed it. Dry sugary aftertaste.Thanks John.

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown with amber around the edges; big, crackling, soft brown head that has good retention

S - very malty; bread and caramel

T - caramel, doughy, light lager yeast

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated, crisp

This is a rather simple, one-dimensional lager but it stays true to the dunkel style. I was hoping for just a little something to cut the big malt character. It is very easy to drink and doesn't fatigue the palate at all. It has its merits. I can see how it made it into the Longshot six-pack.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. This appears a chesnut brown with good clarity. Thin head that dissappeared towanrd the end and did not lace. The aroma has some malt and hints of sweetness. The taste starts off with mild malt with hints of vanilla followed by a good bread finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Overall, this is an easy drinking and flavorful Dunkel Lager. The balance is great and the body is nice. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of cjgator3
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A-Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with reddish hues and a light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is very malty with caramel and faint hops.

T-The taste like the aroma is very malty with sweet caramel and a smooth moderately hopped finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not bad. Definitely a beer that fans of malty beers will enjoy. Worth a try.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of prototypic
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Dark Night in Munich pours a dark burgundy color. Plenty of light cuts through, revealing some dark red highlights. Looks good. A tan head covers the top and stands about a finger and a half tall. It recedes somewhat quickly. Lacing was on the light, spotty side. Not bad at all.

The nose is pretty good. It’s a tad weak and would benefit from more strength. It smells a little sweet up front. Caramel malt is front and center. It has a rather strong yeasty scent through. It’s interesting…and doughy. It smells fruity and a bit spicy. Apple, plum, and pepper scents are all present. It’s an interesting mix that works pretty well. Alcohol is blended very well and is hardly noticeable.

The flavor is a notch better. Good stuff. It’s definitely malty and sweet. Caramel and toffee flavors anchor things down nicely. There’s a bit toasted malt in the mix, as well. It’s a little fruitier than I anticipated. Apple and pear flavors are relatively strong. There is a hint of plum, but it’s secondary. Yeast is definitely noticeable. It is doughy and seems to add a peppery spice flavor. A touch of grassy noble hops is noted on the tail. Alcohol is buried. I’m not getting any in flavor. Finishes fruity and yeasty.

A Dark Night in Munich has a medium body. Carbonation is light and soft. Feels very night and smooth. It goes down incredibly easy. I could honestly handle a couple of these easily.

A Dark Night in Munich is a pretty good addition to the Longshot series. It’s rather straight forward and simple. Overall, it’s a pretty nice representation of the style. It hits all the bells and whistles without making any missteps. I’m enjoying it. If you’re looking for a reason to pick up this year’s Longshot release…well…this is a pretty good one.

Photo of beerluvr
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a Sam Adams tasting glass, natch!

A- Poured with a nice tan head, once settled it looks like a glass of Coke.

S- Malty goodness, not much else.

T- Malty sweetness at first then a roasty toasted barley note.

M- Rich, heavy and smooth...I really like how this one drinks.

O- Very good...one of the top Dunkles I've had. I can see why it was chosen. Made with loving care and it shows.

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener- pours a dark brown/ruby color (Coke-ish), visibly effervescent, lustrous two finger creamy head, with beautiful, even, sticky lacing.

German dark malts dominate the aroma- similar to many Belgian dubbels or dark strong ales (sort of a dark fruity smell). Some round wheat notes along with a bit of yeast.

Taste is great- so much more flavorful than many a Sam Adams brew. Smooth and sweet all the way through. Definitely a lot of round dark malted barley which is superceded by wheat and yeast towards the end.

Mouthfeel is good- medium body, light to no carbonation. Very quaffable. This is certainly a fine example of the style. BUY THE SIX PACK AND SUPPORT HOMEBREWERS!!

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Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.