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

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264 Ratings

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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 Shaw
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby in color with a short tan head.

Very nice caramel aroma combined with toasted grain.

Rich flavor with lots of hop notes to balance it out. Nice.

Great body is substantial.

Overall I think I underrated this beer the first time I had it. It's one of my favorite Longshots this year.

Shaw, May 10, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish ruby red with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. A good amount of lacing sticks to the glass.

Smell: Dark roasted malts with a good mix of caramel and toffee. Some hints of nuts and brown sugar. Has a pretty noticeable hint of spice which might be from clove. Light hint of dark fruit and a nice presence of earthy hops.

Taste: A good taste of roasty malts up front with lots of caramel and toffee. Has some nuts and brown sugar in the mix. Hint of clove spice and banana. Also some hints of dark fruit. Finishes with a nice drying presence of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and somewhat chewy. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A very solid take on a German Dunkel lager. Easy drinking with a full bready, nutty flavor.

MattyG85, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear mahogany tone. Good sized ivory white cap. Lacing is sporadic and droopy. Aroma is malty and sweet. A little chocolate. Flavor is more of the same. Nice little bread pudding maltiness with a little chocolate to boot. Easy drinking medium bodied beer.

Bighuge, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

BucannonXC5, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a medium to dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma is very malty with a ton of toffee and biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The toffee and caramel malt really stands out. There is also a little bit of grass and some lightly toasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very clean tasting and easy to drink.

Mora2000, May 15, 2012
Photo of dwren89
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: molassesy brown with a nice dark and medium brown mix, thick tan head, great clarity

Aroma: malty sweet, great bread and molasses notes with some dark fruit hints as well. No noticeable hop aroma, clean yeast character

Taste: great depth of malt character spanning the same bready and molasses notes found in the aroma. A nice balanced and crisp finish that leaves just a hit of of sweetness and fruitiness

Mouthfeel: crisp, medium bodied lager feel, medium carbonation

Overall: Delicious example of the German classic dunkel. This definitely took me back to sitting in the Munich beer halls sucking down dunkels by the liter. Great balance with slight residual sweetness and a little fruitiness on the finish.


dwren89, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +8.7%

freewill35, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

beerFool28607, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jsh420, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

notjaredlouche, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jsanford, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tsulli, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served into pint glass:

a: very dark brown, cola like color with a thick white head that settles into a thin lacing that doesn't really dissipate.

s: sweet malty aroma with notes of roasted malt. not much else to speak of.

t: nice malty flavor. notes of caramel, chocolate and light roasted malt notes. very subtle grassy hop flavor that balances everything nicely. alcohol is non-existent. great finish. very drinkable and similar to an authentic dunkel.

m: pretty thin mouthfeel, but munich dunkels should never be thick.

fantastic dunkel! well made and true to style. i'm always a sucker for a good lager....this is a style i'd love to see more of.

tzieser, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JohneHoodlum, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

joshtrich, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

shockrocker65, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

redraiderme2, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ChaseTheAce, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Mattybz28, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kaelingirl, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

guillemiro, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

MumboJumbo, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

AndrewMichael, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Mick-e-d, May 29, 2012
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.