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

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263 Ratings

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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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Photo of BucannonXC5


4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

Picked up the Longshot series from BevMo in Mission Valley, San Diego, Calif. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Color was dark red, almost brown. Light tan lacing on the top. Average retention.

Smelled dark chocolate and coffee malts. Also some caramel in there, and some dark fruits, mainly cherry. Slighty reminded me of the Sam Adams Cherry Boch.

First thing that stood out with the taste was the smoothness. Got dark chocolate, light coffee, toffee and cherry. Got some Riesen candy in there as well.

Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long-lasting, smooth finish.

Really liked this beer, a bit better than the Longshot Derf’s Secret Alt that I just had. Just smooth and consistent.

06-23-2012 07:40:06 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of hiphopj5


3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-21-2012 15:38:01 | More by hiphopj5
Photo of Tone


3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a clear, dark amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight pale malt, slight hops, and a hint of nut. Fits the style of a Munich Dunkel Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, hint of nut, and slight nut. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, body, and complexity.

06-19-2012 12:36:38 | More by Tone
Photo of DruC4


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-18-2012 19:50:50 | More by DruC4
Photo of zeff80


3.55/5  rDev -3.8%

A - A clear burgundy colored lager with a one-finger, tan head of foam. Nice retention and some thin sheets of lace left on the pint glass.

S - It smelled of roasted oats, malt and sweet breads. A slight floral presence.

T - It tasted of roasted malt with some dark chocolate. Nice spicy bitterness adds some balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied brew with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice Munich Dunkel Lager. Another some homebrew added to the Longshot series.

06-17-2012 20:14:31 | More by zeff80
Photo of StoicBeast


3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-16-2012 11:32:51 | More by StoicBeast
Photo of ngeunit1


4/5  rDev +8.4%

A - Pours a fairly clear ruby-copper with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of caramel malts and dark fruit with some nuttiness, brown sugar, breadiness, and a touch of spice.

T - Starts off with a mix of come dark caramel and bready malts. Through the middle, some light dark fruit sweetness comes through with some nuttiness and a bit of brown sugar. The finish is mix of caramelized malts with a bit of bready malts, dark fruit, and a bit of spice.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice sessionable lager. The dark malt flavors are nice and provide some rich malty flavor with weighing down the beer too much.

06-12-2012 05:35:28 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of morebeergood


3.78/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

06-10-2012 23:09:37 | More by morebeergood
Photo of DefenCorps


3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

The Saturday night tickathon continues. Best by August 2012

A very dark brown that reveals itself as not-black only when held up against the light, this beer is capped with a dense, creamy, light brown head with good retention and nice lacing. The nose is toasty and roasty, with a lot of nice grain character. Mildly fruity as well, with some dark fruit character coming out as I swirl it. There's also a lot of dark chocolate and even a little bit of smoke present here. Quite nice.

The palate opens with quite a bit of creamy dark chocolate (rather unsweetened, though), a little bit of coffee, a mild fruitiness (dates?) and brown sugar. Not as much Munich malt breadiness as I expect for the style - in fact, there's very little. Medium-light in body and drying on the finish with roast and cocoa lingering, this beer is pretty good. Carbonation is moderate. Decent, solid stuff.

06-10-2012 02:41:11 | More by DefenCorps
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brownish mahogany with a thin beige head. Sweet aromas of toffee, bread, graham cracker. Moderate body. Carbonation spot on. This a total malt-bomb, and I love it. Caramel, toffee, coffee cake. Faint ethanol on the finish. Really a great beer. I dig it and I want more. Make this a seasonal!

06-08-2012 12:38:08 | More by Onenote81
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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

06-08-2012 06:08:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-06-2012 15:02:45 | More by cowboy83
Photo of smi

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-05-2012 17:29:18 | More by smi
Photo of philbe311


3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

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...

06-04-2012 00:05:21 | More by philbe311
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-03-2012 20:36:27 | More by weezarc
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-03-2012 01:52:49 | More by HoneyLamb
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-02-2012 22:45:20 | More by bigbeers84
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark reddish amber with a nice, fine two finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Looks good. Aroma of sweet caramel and biscuit malt and slight cola. Flavor is unusual, bready and slightly toasted malt, nuts, hint of fruit andmolasses, spicing. Fairly complex start and middle. Finish is a bit dry and astringent, perhaps from cloves or other spicing, no much hop flavor. Light to medium bodied, but active carbonation gives this a nice mouth feel. An interesting take on a dunkel lager.

06-02-2012 04:00:23 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of imasloth


3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

A- Dark reddish brown with creamy tan head. Little lacing. Beer is clear red when held to light.

S- Sweet, roasty malt. Light hop bitterness.

T- Roasted dark malts, sweet (perhaps a light molasses flavor), light bitterness.

M- Light to medium-bodied, dryness in finish.

O- Very good. Wish I'd made it ...

05-31-2012 19:35:42 | More by imasloth
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-31-2012 15:10:34 | More by MumboJumbo
Photo of Duff27


3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Best by 8/12

A- One inch fizzy head gives way to just a cap and collar. Deep, deep translucent burgundy color of body.

S- Caramel, cola notes. Some toffee.

T- More of the caramel goodness. Slighty roasty. Similar to an Irish Red I feel. This is a lager than you wouldn't mind if it warmed a bit to open up the on the tongue.

M- Thicker mouthfeel than you'd expect, even the carbonation is different than most Sam Adams beers (a tad lower).

D/O- This is something that you'd want to sit at a bar and drink all afternoon...plenty of flavor without a huge alcohol presence. Well done fellow homebrewer dude!

05-31-2012 02:24:28 | More by Duff27
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-30-2012 12:10:33 | More by gpblackgt
Photo of ChaseTheAce


4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-30-2012 01:15:35 | More by ChaseTheAce
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-29-2012 02:20:59 | More by Mick-e-d
Photo of Jlang2012

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-29-2012 01:20:00 | More by Jlang2012
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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