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

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BA SCORE
84
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 Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Kelp, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of notjaredlouche
4/5  rDev +8.7%

notjaredlouche, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of randylangford
3/5  rDev -18.5%

randylangford, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JohnBender, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of h4ger
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

h4ger, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Chevelle66
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Chevelle66, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of beertardis
3/5  rDev -18.5%

beertardis, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of dananabanana
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Translucent chestnut brown in color. 1-finger head with fairly strong lacing. Foam is off-white in color.

S: Vaguely sweet, but muddled. Hard to detect much of anything.

T: Definitely tastes like a darker, German beer. Faint traces of hops, apples, and a crusty dark loaf of bread.

M: Lightly carbonated. Surprisingly, it's refreshing for a darker beer.

O: Pretty decent offering from the Sam Adams Longshot pack. I think unfortunately, it's overshadowed by the other two beers in the six-pack, which are both excellent entries.

dananabanana, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of neenerzig
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pokal/pilsner glass. This beer pours a clear deep amber/light to medium brown color. Has a head that is 1/2 inch when first poured that settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a nice coating of foam settles on the surface of the beer. Decent lacing. Aromas of slightly toasted bready malt are nicely present, and not much else here smellwise. Flavors of slightly toasted bready caramel malt upfront followed by somd dark fruit flavors of prunes and plums along with perhaps a slight hint of clove, a bit of vanilla, and perhaps a slight hint of cocoa as well. Very nicely done here! No discernible hop flavors though. Has a crisp, yet smooth and creamy, slightly chewy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. An excellent beer, one of the best that The Longshot Series has produced yet!

Eric

neenerzig, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Jadjunk
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"Corey has been working on his Munich-style Dunkel for some time and the result is this amber, medium-bodied brew. With a nice malty backbone, this lager has roasty, slightly spicy notes and a traditional doughy character from the yeast. It is well worth the time he took to perfect it." Brewed in the style of a Munich Dunkel Lager, available exclusively as part in the Longshot Variety 6 packs, a one time release best-of-competition lager. Although I purchased this in November, the date on the bottle is ticked at Mid-August 2012. First of three reviews from the series.

Poured from a 12 oz. glass to a pilsner glass. Served north of 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a thin crispy foam head that recedes slightly below average, color is a nutty cream white, lacing is thin and droopy. Body color is a deep amber red with some pale coloration at thin spots, carbonation presentation is medium. Light creamy surface cover. Pretty nice appearance- I like the body color and depth but the head and lacing could be of better quality. 3.5

(Smell) Malt presence is mildly spicy and earthy, deep caramelized malts in aroma, very toasty munich. Generally clean but also bready lager yeast aroma, a slight puff of grainy bitterness is also notable. Some mild bitter hop presence is notable, mostly earthy blends. More malt forward but not overly sweet; it's rather complex. I much like the aroma- whether it is common for the style or not, the malt complexity makes for an intriguing anticipation. 4

(Taste) Doughy, sweet yet rasp malt character with a little earthy and nutty bitterness and alcohol puff on the back end. A bit doughy sweet malt forward but falls short on bitter qualities as well as complementary body- thin mouthfeel doesn't pair ideally with the complex malt profile of this beer. It needs something thicker and/or creamier. Flavor-wise, it's quite drinkable despite having some huskiness to the malt bill, but doesn't have the ideal balance that I think it should. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Medium+ body for the style, medium overall. Very shallow carbonation presence, not quite creamy in texture, it's just a touch fluffy. Alcohol presence is medium. Carbonation is in general a bit lacking throughout- this one could have a touch more froth or cream to better compliment the malt bill and accentuate the flavor. 3

(Overall) Pretty nice Dunkel Lager, it's a bit cloying at times due to the elevated sweetness and the carbonation presence is shallow. I could envision this being fine tuned to a far superior beer but due to my recent introduction to the style, I'm just glad to have tried something new and can't find any major flaws that would keep me from enjoying another of these. 3.5

Boston Beer Company's
Longshot 2012: A Dark Night In Munich
3.55/5.00

Jadjunk, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

NeverSettle, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with an enormous lasting big bubbly head, leaving lots of lace. Bold malty aroma. Smooth creamy, easy drinking dunkel.A nominal amount of roast (which I would want a larger amount of). FInishes sweet. Although not spectacular taste, I enjoyed it. Dry sugary aftertaste.Thanks John.

Sammy, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

These longshot beers are all very good...I think a lot of them should be regular line up beers.
This one is no exception, killer brew...could not get enough of these. If they revive these in the future, grab as many as you can!

I am not sure where a "Dunkel" fits in with a Porter or Stout, this one was dark and heavy like a stout, but had more flavor qualities to it.

Roasted malt, coffee, caramel

FlatRabbitRed, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

freewill35, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TWStandley, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Sipchue
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

sendbeer, Dec 14, 2012
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.

Dodt, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

strongaf, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JDVance742, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of dfillius
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

dfillius, Oct 27, 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 bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

bubseymour, Sep 28, 2012
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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