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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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North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3%

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.

09-24-2012 08:24:29 | More by tdm168
Photo of Bung


3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

09-24-2012 02:02:32 | More by Bung
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-24-2012 01:09:39 | More by tubeyes
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New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours very dark brown with a half finger of foam. Aroma is very sweet, crystal malts, some plum, and a hint of fruity esters.

First sip is quite malty, a touch of fruitiness, and finishes very sweet, but clean. This is a very pleasant pseudo-malt bomb. No real hops to speak of, but there is a bit of tropical fruit contribution from the yeast. Not the best head retention or lacing.

This is a solid, very drinkable beer. Perfect for those who don't enjoy hops or spicy yeast flavors... this is very approachable.

09-23-2012 20:46:39 | More by FickleBeast
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +22%

09-21-2012 22:50:43 | More by Molson2000
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-17-2012 22:53:48 | More by jlenik
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-10-2012 23:52:32 | More by bscalt
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New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -3%

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


09-09-2012 19:33:49 | More by Bierman9
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-08-2012 20:23:07 | More by Mortarforker
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

From notes.

Poured a medium brown with a finger of light tan foam that faded, leaving minimal lacing. Smells of earthy malt, toffee and nuts. Taste is caramel malt, sweet, roasted elements coming in behind and a sense of doughiness and bread. Medium body, holds together. Mildly carbonated. Enjoyable beer.

09-04-2012 17:25:43 | More by JackieTH
Photo of Lemke10


4.6/5  rDev +24.7%

I got this as part of a mix & match 6pk at Madison East.

Pours a dark brown with an average lasting off-white head. Scent is mostly malts that are toasted and roasted with hints of cocoa. Taste is rich and refreshing. It is full of sweet, malty flavors and a mixture of spices. Great texture and drinkability with a sweet cocoa after taste. Very well made and very impressive for being a home brew winner.

09-03-2012 03:55:46 | More by Lemke10
Photo of HalfFull


3.15/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

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

4.23/5  rDev +14.6%

Pours a dark brown with a amber orange hue. Thin off white head, with some retention, and a bit of lace. Aroma is of malty chocolate, spice, and dark fruit. Body on the light side of medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is of rum rasin and chocolate. Nutey,spicey. Very nice.

08-26-2012 01:21:44 | More by riversider76
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

08-26-2012 00:16:32 | More by fank2788
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New York

3.8/5  rDev +3%

A- Pours a warming ruby brown into my DFH glass. A billowing, three finger tan head floats... then gently disappears leaving behind a nice bit of lacing.

S- Sweet charred malts, notes of caramel, roasted nuts, subtle hints of coffee beans, licorice.

T- Sweet toasted dark malts. Some huge notes of toasted nuts... brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts. Nice toffee and bitter coffee bean flavors. No sence of any hops at all.

M- Really thin and wimpy. It has a decent black coffee bitterness, but not very slick. Just lies rather dull in your mouth.

O- A decent Dunkel. Really nice smell and taste, but its really lacking in the mouthfeel.

08-22-2012 23:05:00 | More by Thickfreakness
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-21-2012 02:01:33 | More by RichD
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-19-2012 21:36:36 | More by GaryMarkle84
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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

A- Dark garnet with a nice khaki head, the head fades slowly and leaves some nice lace on the glass.

S- Strong bready malts, toffee, and a floral hop note hiding in the back.

T- Very malt forward, bready and sweet. No real presence of hops but a bitter note from the roasted malt. Finish is sweet and a lot cleaner that what I was expecting given the sweetness of this.

M- Medium in body and carbonation. Again, I was surprised by the clean finish, although as it warms some sugars do begin to build up on the palate.

O- A decent Dunkle, but not as drinkable as I like, it's not the 5.9% ABV that takes away form the drinkability but rather the mouthfeel. It just feel too heavy for the style.

08-19-2012 17:41:49 | More by ToddT
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-18-2012 23:56:25 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-15-2012 21:03:48 | More by ctwinne
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3.58/5  rDev -3%

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.

08-11-2012 03:34:21 | More by Beejay
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-05-2012 01:58:49 | More by mattparsons
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-05-2012 00:41:01 | More by HoistinBrews
Photo of tophers


3.05/5  rDev -17.3%

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!

08-03-2012 23:13:04 | More by tophers
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

07-30-2012 22:52:53 | More by womencantsail
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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