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

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.51%
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:
Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 03-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 266 | Reviews: 128
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 russpowell
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent brown/copper with 3 fingers of tan head. Good head retention & lacing

Se: Apple peels & pear, faint breadyness

T: Pears, slight brown bread flavor & a touch of persimmons up front, along with faint leafy & woody hops, plus some dryness. Subtle brown sugar, more brown bread & dry woody hoppyness as this warms. Finishes dry & fruitty

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, skews malty

Drinks easy, a nice, not great Dunkel

Photo of gtermi
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer pours a nice dark copper body with a thin white head that quickly fades. It does leave a tiny bit of lace on the glass and it also had a nice cloudy head that stays on top of the beer. All around a decent looking beer.

S: There really isnt much there. I do get a bit of malt and the funky usual yeast smells that Lagers give off.

T: WOW! I hate lagers, but this is so good. The malt is very strong, which I really like. The more it lingers the more I pick up caramel flavors. Its also really nice and sweet.

M: There is a strong bit of carbonation, which I find nice, but can be a little too much. It is crisp on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This is a great Homebrew. Like I said, I usually hate Lagers, but this is an all around great beer. For sure a Sam Adam's style beer... no wonder why they chose it.

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

A-Pours a transparent brownish color. Dark but light does shine through. Mild head leaves mild lacing.

S-Very faint dark wheatiness. Also has an off coppery aroma like the other beer I had from the sixpack (Derf's). Dark fruits and some banana bread.

T-Tastes like banana pudding with brown sugar. Sweet and wheaty. Light metallic twang but it isn't that intense. A mild but subtly tasty beer.

M-Medium bodied with a creamy feel and soft carbonation.

O/D-Pretty decent little beer I got here. Not intense or even very memorable but it will go down smoothly for sure.

Photo of Knapp85
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking brown color, it's clear and had good visibility through the glass. The smell of the beer is a mixture of malts and lager yeast aromas, there are some subtle hop notes as well. The taste of the beer gives off a nice dry Dunkel like flavor from the roasted malts and earthy notes from the yeast. The mouthfeel of the beer was medium bodied, not heavy at all but not light either. The carbonation was was sharp but still drinkable. Overall this beer was pretty good.

Photo of Bierman9
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as part of the Longshot 6-pack back in the spring, and had forgotten about the last 2 bottles of the Dunkel. Since I'll be in Munich in 2 weeks time, I opted to do this one up for #1500....

Started with a pour into a nonic glass...This one is a clear, deep, rich ruby/garnet hue. Head was a light beige, thin and fine, with ok lacing. Can see steady carbo bubbling up through the beautifully-colored brew. Head was some mildly sweet malts with some roastiness. Body is medium, and it is fairly smooth, having just some mild prickle on the tongue.

Flavor has some light sweetness, with a little caramel and a hint of toffee present as well. It is only mildly roasty, with the sweetness being a bit more evident. Hopping comes in with some floral, earthiness, which lingers a spell. Not a bad dunkel, all-in-all. Prosit!!

3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1500

Photo of Beejay
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown in the glass, when held to a bright light it turns a golden shimmering crimson. The head is off-white, thick like a cappuccino foam, and falls into itself if left undisturbed.

S: Malty and syrupy sweet. Brown sugar, and maybe coffee cake in there. A touch of breadiness, and possible fig newton, or dried fruit.

T: Malty, with a touch of smokiness. Roasty, with a very lager like finish. Definitely sweet, the bitterness comes from the dark malts, rather than any noticeable hop profile.. Almost a hint of a coffee taste.

M: Medium in body, carbonation seems about appropriate, but there is a bit of a dryness in the finish.

O: Overall not bad. Not my favorite, but certainly an interesting brew, and something new.

Photo of SuperSpy
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown on first look but a clear ruby on closer inspection. A decent half-inch head to start but it dies down to nothing very quickly.

Sweet and bready malt aromas. Nutty and toffy like.

Sweet and malty. Dark crusty bread, a slight nuttiness, a good balance of bitterness from the hops at the end. A great medium body keeps the sweetness from feeling syrupy and overall the beer is pretty good. In my opinion this is one of the better Longshots Sam Adams has put out.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber bordering on brown with a smallish beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lace. Smells of caramel and dark fruit mostly. Smooth malty aroma with maybe a hint of chocolate if I squint a bit. Taste is fairly smooth with lots of caramel and burnt sugar along with darker fruits in the form of prunes and plums. Maybe a hint of chocolate in there as well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a solid malty grainy mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one a bit more than the other two in the sixer. It pairs well with chocolate chip cheesecake, but that was a happy accident. I've had better dunkels, but this one is not half bad.

Photo of DrJay
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish brown with a fluffy beige cap. Good head retention, sticky lacing. Nutty and bready aroma, malt with a hint of cola and cocoa, molasses, faint raisin. Medium bitterness with a bit of lingering bitterness. Malty, nutty and bready, slightly grainy, slightly sweet, brown sugar. Grain husk astringency, creamy carbonation, medium body, decent texture overall. Easy drinking.

Photo of YouSkeete
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark brown with a finger thick light tan head. Roasted malts, roasted nuts, bittersweet chocolate and molasses and brown sugar in the aroma. Initial sip is a blast of smokiness followed by deep, thick roasted malts with rolled oats, barley, and brown sugar sweetness. Very balanced, nutty, smoky mouthfeel. Medium sized body with moderate carbonation. Dry, roasted finish.

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

picked up a case of the long shot beers, poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. nice color that reminds me of either maple syrup or cola. tiny bubbles and a decent head. nice smooth flavor of coffee and maltyness. wonderful aroma of caramel. the body isn't to heavy and goes down smoothly. glad the people at sam adams give a chance for the little guy to have his or her beer tasted by the people of this nation.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 8/2012.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a 1/2 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some bread dough. Taste is of toasted malt and some nice caramel flavors on the finish. There is a slight hop presence on the finish but brings no real bitterness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the flavor doesn't match up to the dough aromas I am getting and was looking forward to tasting.

Photo of bum732
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: Malty, bready, very bready in fact, slightly funky, some herbal hoppiness.

L: Crystal clear dark red, light tan, creamy head with great retention and lacing.

T: Rich bready malt with dark fruit undercurrents. Raisin like bread with some cinnamon. Medium low herbal hops with a touch of hop flavor. Finishes slightly sweet with some residual hoppiness and dark fruit on the palate. Gets very fruity as it warms.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Pretty good, big flavors. A tad sweet and not very clean in the finish. Very fruit forward, breadiness takes a backseat. Must be lots of munich malt.

Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Dark brown with a slightly reddish tint. Thin layer of off white sets atop.

Aroma, toasted malt and pecan. Chocolates.

Taste, toasted malt again. Chocolate covered peanut. A sweet brown sugar or molasses. Sweetness fades to more of a woody cocoa and tea finish.

Somewhere between light and medium bodied. Adequate carbonation. Drinks pretty easy. Maybe just a tad sweet, but all in all pretty nice.

Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers worth of tightly packed lush creamy off-white colored whipped froth with a slightly rocky top... Super retention... The color is a warm inviting medium brown with a faint reddish hue... A moderate bit of sluggish to moderate paced micro-sized carbonation bubbles... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Caramel... Some dark fruit notes... A layer of sweet dark breads... A touch of brown sugar... Toffee... A hint of nuttiness...

T - Nutty to start... Lots of bready malts... Toffee... Light brown sugar... A bit grainy...

M - Light to medium bodied... A bit thin... A bit sticky... Very lightly carbonated... Very pedestrian and rather uneventful...

D - A beautiful beer in terms of appearance and aroma that doesn't quite measure up on all other facets... An above average beer that I had no problem finishing and would never shy away from in the future, but not one that I would necessarily seek out nor recommend either... Kudos to Corey on his brew and this is far superior to any of my home brews to date...

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brownish in color with an off-white head. Sweet malt with molasses and toffee notes being the strongest. A touch of earthiness, and a nice toasted note. The flavor has a great molasses flavor with a little earthy and spicy character to it. Plenty of bread and toast, too. I enjoyed this one.

Photo of rhultstrand
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass poured from bottle.

A - Dark brown-red with a small tan head. Edges of the glass are copper in color.

S - Penny copper smell with roasted malts.

T - Much like it smells. Roasted malts with a good taste of copper bitterness on the back of the toungue.

M - Full bodied yet drinkable. Sticky, somewhat chewy on the roof.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a beep brown color with a huge billowy off white head. The head is very porous with huge bubbles trapped within. The head fades very slowly to give some nice lacing.

Smell – Sweeter toffee aromas are the most prevalent. These are mixed with a bit of banana and some good breadiness.

Taste – Malty through and through. A nice roasted malt flavor is present all the way through the taste experience. Up front it is a bit on the medium dry side and seems to gain sweetness as the taste experience advances; mainly toffee and brown sugar flavors come into play. Toward the end the a little bit of fruit flavors come into play and leave a nice smooth taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is a bit on the creamier side with a lower level of carbonation. This makes for a very easy drinking and very enjoyable mouthfeel giving the nice malty flavors a chance to really permeate the tongue.

Overall – Very easy drinking with a nice taste profile. I would say it would make a great beer for a lighter fish meal (balancing out the lightness with some nice thick, but not too thick, maltiness) or for session drinking with a friend on a cooler fall day.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A very dark brown very clear in color 1/4 inch of head that turns to an exceptionally nice tan colored lace ring.

S - Smells of nice Dunkel notes of dark fruits, roast, and a touch of bread.

T - Ow wow it has some weird "sharp" character that is reminiscent of hard water of BMC. It's must be the malt since it doesn't really taste of hard water is just "sharp"

Mostly the flavor is toasted malt with mild caramels and a finish of mild roast. It's good.

M - Medium and chewy a good munich style lager.

Despite of the weird sharp malt which resides in the beginning of each sip it's still quite a good beer and worth trying.

Photo of david131
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very clear dark amber brown with a thin and splotchy off-white head.

S- Plums, apples, pears, bread, some molasses. Simple with a bit of a Sam Adams aspect at the end.

T- Sweet bread, some fruit, and some caramel. Simple and tasty with a definite Sam Adams edge to it.

M- There is a nice amount of carbonation and a clean finish with just a bit of lingering breadiness.

O- Not a bad beer by any means, but sure as hell doesn't stand up to the German counterparts.

Photo of fank2788
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of edfish
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Longshot went up in price this year to 11$ a six. Trying this one first not to bad...
Had in a bottle.
Taste is very smooth not to "dark" tasting. Definatly has the german malt taste to it. Not overpowering.
Very consistant taste start to finish, light dry, malt lingering.
I like this beer.

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Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.