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

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BA SCORE
83
good

264 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 264
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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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark chestnut brown with a finger of tan head that fades swiftly

S - malt heavy as expected, rich and roasted nutty aromas permeate with just a hint of sweetness

T - the malts grow even more in the sip, a deep roasted flavor accompanied with some smooth sweetness resembling vanilla or toffee, perhaps even the deep sweetness of thorny berries, black or boysen

M&D - smooth and rich, several flavors give it complexity without pretentiousness. Sam Adams shoudl consider adding this to its year round lineup

sinstaineddemon, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of morebeergood
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Tons of cola-like carbonation. Nice sized white head on top of a leather brown body. Smell was very malty and bready. Taste was certainly pleasant. I liked the flavors of fig and maple syrup. Only downfall here was the mouthfeel. I found this beer to be way too sweet; almost sticky on the palate as it warms to room temp. A tasty beer, but really need to drink it cold to avoid the sugariness that builds up at the end.

morebeergood, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of JDVance742
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JDVance742, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KnightRider, Apr 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TWStandley, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of HoneyLamb
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

HoneyLamb, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of fank2788
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Deep dark brown with bright reddish orange highlights. The off white head starts out relatively thin and settles to a layer of fine bubbles. The smell is of dark bread, caramel, a bit of chocolate and maybe a touch of yeast. The taste is pretty good it starts out with the bread and dark caramel, coffee, nuts with again a significant chocolate malt as well. The malt is clearly dominant as hop bitterness is very restrained to nearly nonexistent. The finish of this beer is neutral with just a bit of lingering malt sweetness that does fade quickly, carbonation is moderate to high. Overall this is pretty good but with some room for improvement.

fank2788, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TheBishopco, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

seth72104, May 15, 2012
Photo of tubeyes
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of potownbill
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

potownbill, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours into my SA Perfect Pint Glass with the perfect head, that reaches 2 fingers to the very top of the glass and fades very slowly, reinforced by quite a few bubbles rising from the bottom. The slightly darker colored fluffy head fades slowly but leaves much lacing on the sides as if the lacing still exists within the sides of the glass. The beer is a crystal clear mahogany slight chestnut ruby colored beer.

Nose brings coppery malts, semi sweet brown toasty malts bring a bit of a biscuity almost bready malt aroma. Sweeteners ensue with a bit of a caramel and slight molasses syrupy like aroma, hint of toffee. Then gives way to a hint of grassy hops but quite faint as I have to swirl it a bit to coax it out. The head is still slowly dying, making it still difficult to get the rest of the aroma out from under it. I do get a slight lager crispness coming through as well.

Taste comes in layers of malts again, mostly sweeteners this time starting with some caramel, molasses, and hint of toffee, giving a decent sweet kick that doesn't get too sweet or nagging. The next layer of malt complexity brings some toasty reddish coppery malts with some biscuity brown malt. That all dances around my mouth in layers blending nicely, and leaving just enough room for a bit of a grassy and slight herbal hop flavor. The hops get just slightly bitter but not much, although they also bring forward a slight bitterness from a darker roasted, maybe heavy crystal malt. I think I get a hint of a fruity flavor, a yeasty fruit, with maybe even a hint of bananas foster like flavors, and slight earthy root like taste (think root beer). The lager profile is almost completely drowned out by the layers of malts and sweetness as it tries to dry on the finish and move toward a crisp lager, but can't seem to make it. The sweetness on the finish seems to remain a bit, and the bitterness ramps slightly but is still a background profile to the sweeteners that all linger fairly well.

Mouth is med bodied but a bit creamy and slightly lush, carbonation actually seems a bit less than I though as the beer gets heavy and layers the tongue without the carbonation rest.

Overall not bad, a nice toasty brown and sweet malt profile, with some decent hops that come through but lets the malts be the star of the show. I would have liked the lager flavors to come through a bit more, especially on the finish which could have benefited from a drier and crisp finish. Other than that a decent drinkable dunkel.

jlindros, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is an amber-highlighted chestnut coloring with a sparse, uneven, yellowish film covering the surface of the brew. Aromas of rich, sweet nut and earthy peat, with a slight smoking. Smells good. Flavors are dark and sugary sweet, with a hazelnut backbone and some earthy roasted highlights. Caramel and syrup sweetness underly all flavors, and transition into the rich and dark aftertaste. Slightly cloying finish, with a touch of bitterness to clean the palate. Surprisingly light and easy to drink, with rich and layered malty flavors. This is a tasty, light beer.

GarthDanielson, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jaidenjb, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jlang2012, May 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

nmann08, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

elec, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

NEDmiller, Apr 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jackal, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bh123, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

kjkinsey, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

buckyp, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Gregwa, Mar 23, 2012
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.