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

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BA SCORE
83
good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.76%
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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Murrhey

Montana

2.48/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought as part of the brewer's pack. Poured in a flute glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger and a half khaki head with mediocre retention. Fluffy, creamy looking head and heavy carbonation along the sides of the glass. Amber color when held up to light, crystal clear.

S- Caramel malts, some coffee notes, almonds, some doughiness and spices. I'm seeing on the bottle it is yeasty too, I'm picking that up on a second whiff.

T- Doughy and caramel tastes, very yeasty and unbalanced here. Some noble hops, almonds and ...nutmeg? I don't know. It tastes most like unfinished bread.

M- Substantial feel, fairly smooth with a bit of a wet finish.

O- I was just not a fan of the taste, it tasted unfinished and doughy. Otherwise an average beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 05:11:38 | More by Murrhey
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user785335

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

12-08-2013 13:35:06 | More by user785335
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

03-24-2012 21:16:45 | More by TastyIsBeer
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smi

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-05-2012 17:29:18 | More by smi
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Jim_DemonDeacon


2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

03-25-2012 00:12:34 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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tizride

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

05-04-2012 22:29:36 | More by tizride
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dfillius

Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 1.5 finger of pillowy, tight off-white head with great retention. Deep crimson liquid is crystal clear. Beautiful.
S: Metallic, bready, some molasses. Slight coffee
T: Slight sweet caramel up front followed by metallic general sweetness with some roasty edge. Kind of like an American Amber. Not terribly pleasant. Improves later in the pint. VZery bready, which is a positive.
M: Thick, chewy, a bit rough overall!
O: Fair, but not enjoyable for me. I would not buy again or order another.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 01:55:30 | More by dfillius
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a medium chestnut color with great clarity. Decent cap of creamy tan head sticks around well enough and leaves some spotty lace.

Nose is darkly roasted crushed grains with a hint of sweetness. It is not coffee, nor is it chocolate, toffee or caramel...the only way to describe it is the smell you get at a homebrew shop when feeding some dark malted barley into the crusher...go figure, haha.

The taste just doesnt seem to do it for me as far as a dunkel is concerned. It is too astringent and the roast too bold. There is some definite coffee ground flavor going on here. The nutty, tannic bitterness lasts waaay too long on the palate. I love a good dunkel and was looking forward to this one the most in the longshot pack. I ended up liking it the least! A good dunkel goes down easy and smooth, this one is harsh and barfalicious. Im already wondering who I can pawn these off on if I end up buying another longshot pack this year, the other two offerings were worthy of a repeat purchase.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 03:38:08 | More by twiggamortis420
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mctizzz

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-14-2012 13:34:51 | More by mctizzz
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-21-2012 15:38:01 | More by hiphopj5
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-09-2012 19:00:33 | More by rkcrozier
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Johnnyv310

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-30-2013 05:11:36 | More by Johnnyv310
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Smurf2055

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-03-2013 05:58:22 | More by Smurf2055
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-27-2012 22:49:25 | More by Lantern
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-22-2012 15:59:45 | More by Hopstout
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-16-2012 11:32:51 | More by StoicBeast
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-21-2014 04:48:20 | More by zestar
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-07-2012 00:36:20 | More by bootsandbeer
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-18-2013 12:13:17 | More by beertardis
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-14-2013 01:23:34 | More by randylangford
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 21:00:20 | More by rhoadsrage
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tophers

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark ruby in color with a creamy off-white head

Aroma is clean and has toast notes to it, along with sweet smells that smell almost apricot in nature.

Very mild bittering with no hop taste. Toast flavor along with melanodins mixed in.

Mouthfeel is light, somewhat watery, and moderate carbonation.

Not complex enough for me. These Longshots this year were disappointing to me. Perhaps these just sat in my fridge for too long....or maybe it is me? Props to the homebrewers who brewed these though...quite the competition to win!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:13:04 | More by tophers
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greenjeff4141

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a root-beerish brown with very little head.

S: I had a lot of trouble picking up any smell at all from this. It only opened up after about an hour in the glass. A faint caramel, malt, a tad chocolatey. Not much else to note.

T: Pleasant. Malty, rich, a bit sweet and then a bit acidic. At first it tasted a bit sour, but it mellowed out as it breathed. A bit of bitterness in the finish and not much alcohol to note.

M: A sharp carbonation on the tip of the tongue, which surprised me from the lack of head. A tad oily and thick. Not bad though.

Overall, for what it is, a nice beer. Smooth, easy to drink and rich, but not too complex. I wish it just had something else to wow me, but drinkable nonetheless. Didn't get very excited about it.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 00:24:09 | More by greenjeff4141
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HalfFull

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 06:22:55 | More by HalfFull
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Gmann

New York

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear chocolate brown color with some amber highlights. The off-white head is short and wispy, settles into a light cap.

The aroma has the traditional doughy munich malt scent. There is some toasted notes to go with a touch of caramel. Not a particularly strong aroma.

The taste is slightly grainy and spicy. Some dark toast from the roasted malt. Light caramel sweetness and a subtle peppery spice. Refreshing but not big on flavor.

The feel is light and crisp. Despite the roasted notes, the feel is quite clean. Great balance and quite drinkable.

An extremely drinkable beer but kinda missed on the munich qualities. I taste the roasted malt but not much of the doughy flavors associated with the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 00:12:37 | More by Gmann
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Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.