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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 david131
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

david131, Mar 30, 2012
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.

HalfFull, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of budgood1
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out a dark mahoghany colour with a thick light tan head with good retention and lace. doughy malt aroma...bits and pieces of cocoa, toffee, caramel and molasses...reminds me of a x-mas type of beer. the flavour profile has more of the holiday cookie/breadiness character i noticed in the aroma. it seems a bit spicy and somewhat yeasty...definitely a flavourful dunkel if you like the added layers of maltiness. i detect a note of alcohol and there is a touch of hop bitterness that adds a hint of restraint, reigning in the sweetness and providing a nice pairing with the overall dryness. it's medium bodied, with a relative smooth and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. drinakability is nice, this would be a winter time quaffer for sure due to the festive flavour profile. the fact that i'm sampling this at the height of summer detracts just a little bit from the overall enjoyment, but that is a subjective observation on my part.

overall, if i was a homebrewer and could have this readily on hand, especially in the colder parts of the year, i'd drink the hell out of it. pretty tasty stuff here, just wish i was sampling this in december rather than july!

budgood1, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bigbeers84, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Mason jar mug.

A- Pours a deep dark ruby tinted brown. Has a tan colored bubbly, foamy head. Leaves a generous lacing on the edges of the glass.

S- The smell is malty with a bit of a cola scent to it. Has a slightly yeasty character to it as well that is slightly hard to detect that adds a very mild sour note to the finish.

T- The start is slightly sweet and malty with another show of cola flavor. Has a bit of a bready doughiness to it as well. Has some malty notes throughout the whole body most of which give off a more bready and sweet grainy flavor. Has a slight bit of cocoa/toffee flavor to it as well that is barely noticeable.

M- Very smooth and full bodied with medium/low carbonation (more on the low side really).

O- A very enjoyable lager for a style that doesn't seem to get enough attention these days. Has some very strong bread and "dough' notes throughout it all rather than more of a sweeter malt profile but being a malt head I think that it's awesome. The mouth feel seemed somewhat off a bit though with how watery it felt overall. A beer I'm glad I got to try.

Zachtheporter, May 09, 2012
Photo of bum732
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

bum732, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

buzzy, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

avisong, May 07, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, ruby red body, excellent chunky, light tan head.

Faint roasted malt in the aroma. Hint of dark bread. Ever so slight bit of light cocoa.

Soft and smooth mouthfeel, clean and dry.

Pretty good overall taste. Rich and roasty with a soft cocoa and chocolate taste underlying it all. Slightly sweet. Faint bitterness closes the finish.

A very good, smooth drinking dark lager. Excellent dark beer complexity wrapped inside a lager smoothness.

beergoot, May 20, 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 hosehead83
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, dark tea/cola color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt
Taste-Subtle roastiness, toasted malt, faintly spicy. Nice flavor, very drinkable. Sessionable at 5.9ABV. A nice match for a burger or bowl of chili.

hosehead83, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

bubseymour, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of shand
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Strangely enough, I think this one is actually a style tick for me. Strange, as I love German beers. It pours out a nice brown color with three fingers of head that quickly detain to a centimeter of head that retains well. The aroma is richly malty. Chocolate, caramel, nutty, roasty, it's all here. A nice maltiness. The taste isn't quite as rich as the nose suggests, but it's still rather good. It's malt dominated, coming on a bit weak at first, but finishing strong with caramel and roasted malts. There's a bit of chocolate and coffee flavors in there as well. A bit of yeastiness becomes apparent on the finish. The aftertaste isn't lingering at all. The mouthfeel is decently carbonated, and the drinkability is good. All in all, this is a tasty and drinkable lager. A good start to this year's Longshot package.

shand, May 27, 2012
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev +8.7%

SaCkErZ9, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of randylangford
3/5  rDev -18.5%

randylangford, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Lantern
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Lantern, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Gregwa, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Hopstout, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +8.7%

szmnnl99, May 05, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: Best by August 2012
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Pours a 2cm head of dense, small, tan bubbles that has above average retention. Lacing is on the more numerous side of modest, with some large clumps resembling stalagmites. As the head descends, it leaves a thin cap atop the body of the beer. The body is a dark brown-amber color, with light bringing out brighter orange and brown tones. Body is transparent, with no residual yeast.

Aroma is fairly timid, of very light caramel malts and bread crusts; no real presence of European hops.

Front of palate features some roasted malts tempered by prune-like fruit esters and a modest caramel sweetness. Mid-palate has very slight bitterness, possibly from the roasted malt or hops, along with some caramel malt sweetness, a bit of bread crust, faint cocoa, and prunes. Back of palate has some modest, but notable, roasted malt, a hint of vanilla, caramel sweetness. Lingering aftertaste of slightly cloying sweetness and a bit of residual roasted malt.

Beer is medium-light in body, with low levels of carbonation, leading to a smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. What carbonation is there feels soft, and this moves across the palate rather easily. Closes semi-dry, with a slight bit of stickiness around the lips.

falloutsnow, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. served into a SA perfect pint.

A - Amber body with an airy tan head that takes its time sinking. Leaves behind a few specks of bubbles on the sides of the glass.

S - Rich malt, steely caramel, sweet bread, molasses, nutmeg.

T - Brown bread crust, toasty, sweet caramel malt, nutty, hints of nutmeg, burnt brown sugar comes out on the finish.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium body, soft and chewy, smooth feel.

Simple, clean, malty, and tasty. I wouldn't seek this out but I would definitely drink it again.

StaveHooks, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Such a great idea that I'm surprised more brewers have not picked up on rewarding excellent home brewers by bottling and distributing their creations. Poured into a standard pint...

A: Pours a very dark ruby brown, much like the other Longshot beer I had the other night, Derf's Secret Alt. These beers look nearly identical. Dark and slightly cloudy tobacco sunburst tones. Two fingers of light cream head sift down to a half finger. Really nice, finely beaded lacing down the sides of the glass. Very pretty beer here.

S: Hints of banana, clove, and apple. Lots of grainy notes and touches of bready malt.

T: Lots of roasted biscuit, traces of cherry and grape, some banana. Malt and grains take most of center stage here.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, but there's this slightly cloying, sweet astringency that comes out in the mid and kinda quashes the finish.

O: This is pretty good, my first experience with this particular style. Very strong malt and grain presence when compared to its cousin, the Dunkelweizen. The roasted and bready notes blend pretty well with the spice and fruit flavors I typically associate with dunkels.

siege06nd, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid dark lager. Brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and bread crust. Little in the way of hops. Clean. Sweet at the start but the balance ends up being neutral. Not much to say - not bad, not great, no real flaws, but it's not blowing my socks off. The two bottles that came in the Longshot 6 pack are enough to give me a feel for this down the middle lager.

bump8628, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle stamped for best by AUG

A= Pours produces a dark brown color with a small off white head on it that holds little retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The smell is fun. A nice mix of sort of "poopy" malt as well as some of the darker roasted malts. Little hop character and it really smells like a loaf of bread with a dark twang.

T= The taste is again some of the wheaty "poopy" malt character which despite the name is actually enjoyable. The roast character is lost in the delicious wheat character. Again little hopping but a solid drinkable wheaty flavor.

M= The mouth is lighter than the color would tell. Lagers are always a trick on the tongue.

O= Loving this. Another solid brew from longshot brews. Tasty flavors with a loager drinkablity. Worth trying again and so far I'm impressed with this mix pack.

jjanega08, May 12, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, reddish-brown color with over one finger of light beige foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bread and caramel stand out. Lesser chocolate is fleeting. Generally medium-dark, but with too much fruit.

T: Begins off-dry, with malt that is refined and cola-like. Acidity is mild into the middle where flavors become drierand more roasty, peppery. Finish continues the drying trend; husky with a trace coffee edge.

M: Medium viscosity, oily suggesting lifelessness, with low carbonation.

D/O: Dunkels can sometimes hover indistinguishably near to their ale equivalents, but here the difference is not very difficult to detect. While its individual qualities are not particularly inspiring, they add up to a beer that is interesting, if not compelling. It seems to overshoot the intention of smoothness, ending up with a texture that is slippery yet tiresome.

beagle75, Jul 21, 2012
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.