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

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BA SCORE
84
good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 265
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 tophers
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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!

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 sinstaineddemon
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark chestnut brown with a finger of tan head that fades swiftly

S - malt heavy as expected, rich and roasted nutty aromas permeate with just a hint of sweetness

T - the malts grow even more in the sip, a deep roasted flavor accompanied with some smooth sweetness resembling vanilla or toffee, perhaps even the deep sweetness of thorny berries, black or boysen

M&D - smooth and rich, several flavors give it complexity without pretentiousness. Sam Adams shoudl consider adding this to its year round lineup

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 barczar
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep brown color with amber highlights and a dense one inch cream head that leaves sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Aroma consists of melanoidin qualities, with caramelized sugar, toffee, and toasted malt leading the profile. There's a hint of herbal hops at the finish.

Flavor reveals sweet, nutty malt, with more toffee and toasted bread notes. It's fairly cloying, but there's a bit of a tangy note that provides relief. Chocolate and a touch of acrid roast malt round out the sip.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a bit of astringency.

Overall, a very malt forward brew, per the style. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side, and not sure what causes the tangy flavor, but it's a touch overpowering.

Photo of nrombes
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of pentasyllabic
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark copper with thick off-white head.
S: It smelled like sourdough bread with some copper hops and wild honey and creamy yeast.
T: It tasted like copper hops and sourdough bread, with some wild honey and creamy yeast. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Quite full body.
D: This had a scent and taste that were just right for the style. Nice big body and smooth finish, so it was easy to drink. Not a bold complex brew, but a solid version of a traditional lager.

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of PGVG
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of rodney45
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Fierce dark crimson with a creamy white head that leaves an outstanding latticework lacing and sticks around a while.

S: big chocolate and munich malts, with a hint of chestnut and roasted caramelized peanuts.

T: First notes are of almond, slight citrus flavors and walnut. Secondary profile of big crystal, chocolate and munich malt. Lastly, a dry but satisfying finish with a lingering mild bitterness.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Not too sweet or bitter.

O: A good munich dunkel, i can see why this won a long shot competition. Its a very good example of the style, even if it isnt itself outstanding amongst other choices. I'd recommend this beer to anyone.

Photo of beerFool28607
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of allengarvin
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an ordinary straight pint glass. It's a pretty dark, but not black beer, with not much of a head at all. Nose offers munich malt, of course, with a bit of caramel. Good flavor, with the emphasis all on the malt. It's sufficiently bready, a tad sweet but not too much, with a moderate bitterness and no hop flavor. Unexciting, but dead-on to style.

Photo of cjgator3
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A-Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with reddish hues and a light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is very malty with caramel and faint hops.

T-The taste like the aroma is very malty with sweet caramel and a smooth moderately hopped finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not bad. Definitely a beer that fans of malty beers will enjoy. Worth a try.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, honey and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of caramel and honey. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character and lager yeast breadiness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sticky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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!

Photo of UncleAddie
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a very dark shade of brown with a puffy, two finger slightly offwhite head, but the beer is actually transparent despite it's darkness....impressive.

S- very spicy aroma...feels like I'm getting some holiday spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, etc? Interesting

T- it's....interesting, I guess you could say. Getting some of that spicy flavor, and not much else...eh

M- body is very thin IMO....almost like water

O- not my cup of tea. Not a bad beer, I just don't like it...it is what it is.

Photo of caverog
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P:  Deep dark ruby body with a thin layer of airy off white head that recedes quick. 

S:  Rich roasted malt, sweet pound pecan pound cake, weak coffee, subtle moss, and timid floral hop aroma. 

T/M:  Zesty carbonation in a medium-full velvety body.  Bready, roasted sweet malt,  light brewed coffee, toffee, a touch of spice and candied pecans. Hops are very subtle and floral. Finish is semi dry and leaves lingering dark chocolate and salty caramel. 

O:  I'm very impressed with this beer and love the idea of the Long shot Competition.  Complex but not bewildering.  Flavors work well with each other and the subtle hops really cut the sweet malt just enough so to not overpower. Great brew. 

Photo of Lantern
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.