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

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BA SCORE
83
good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear amber, with several fingers of foamy off-white head. This retains with a smooth ¼ finger, throwing up a robust cascade of froth onto sides which leaves back a strong smattering of lace. The aroma smells grassy, lightly spicy, and citric, with some mineral notes. A sticky blend of caramel and toast comes out across the back. That mineral character really starts to control the nose after a while.

The taste is similar, with that same mineral flavor clinging to an herbal and citric bitterness, while toffee sweetness comes in off the edges, spreading a toasty feel into the finish where it lingers with some earthy pith.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth prickly feel up front which then gives way to more of a soft and bubbly carbonation that thins out the back of this maybe a little too much.
I wanted to like this more but just couldn’t get into like I wanted to. That mineral character overrides the flavor profiles and the body lacked sufficient crispness to it. This wasn’t one of the better Long Shots that I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 16:42:52 | More by Kegatron
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-28-2012 00:28:42 | More by bubseymour
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caverog

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-03-2012 03:54:03 | More by caverog
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-17-2012 20:34:58 | More by JohnK17
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-06-2013 18:06:48 | More by jaxon53
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-21-2012 14:33:15 | More by Texasfan549
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-19-2012 21:36:36 | More by GaryMarkle84
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cowboy83

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-06-2012 15:02:45 | More by cowboy83
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-24-2012 00:15:36 | More by djrn2
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-08-2013 15:50:49 | More by WVUbrew
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-08-2012 20:23:07 | More by Mortarforker
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 02:00:15 | More by bigfnjoe
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cjgator3

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 02:15:46 | More by cjgator3
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dananabanana

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 00:34:09 | More by dananabanana
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Longshot 2012 six-pack - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a dark garnet-hued body with a pint-sized, off-white head.

Smell: Largely smelling of thick bread crusts with caramel and sulphured molasses, though not particularly aromatic, with supporting notes of banana, raisin, spice, and wheat.

Taste: Molasses atop toasted bread crusts with a background hint of nutty melted caramel. Moderate sweetness. A tang of wheat develops as fruity hints of banana and plump raisins rolls in. Light hop character, light bitterness leaving some malty sweetness to remain on the smooth, semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I sure could go for an Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel right about now.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 20:26:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a wellington glass.

Appearance: Dark brown but not opaque, very light tan head is thick after a hard pour, let it sit for a solid minute turns to maybe a 1/4" at best.

Smell: Light light feel of hops, nothing to go crazy for.

Taste: This beer is a mix between your European pale ale that meets you brown ale. It is creamy not in texture but in taste and comes off nutty.

Mouth: Medium, I will give it that it has great after taste.

Overall: An easy drink, and even easier to like. I personally don't think it needs to be improved, it is your "everyday" beer if you know what I mean. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 00:12:02 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another thoughtful tick from drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is dark chestnut with russet highlights when held to the light. The head is light tan colored and leaves sparse lacing on the pint glass.

The aroma is mild, but I get faint whiffs of brown bread, biscuits, lager.

The flavor picks things up a bit, with some grain, bread, a touch of alcohol, and a dry finish. Some fruit and nut characters emerge as the beer warms.

Light in body and pretty smooth sailing, with a lingering lag presence. A touch of bitterness in the finishes adds balance.

Overall, this was ok.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 02:18:56 | More by Huhzubendah
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. This appears a chesnut brown with good clarity. Thin head that dissappeared towanrd the end and did not lace. The aroma has some malt and hints of sweetness. The taste starts off with mild malt with hints of vanilla followed by a good bread finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Overall, this is an easy drinking and flavorful Dunkel Lager. The balance is great and the body is nice. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 14:28:07 | More by WoodBrew
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pourd one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein a garnet hued chesnut brown with a thick tan colored head atop.Clean aromas with a little mineral and toasted grain,not much toastiness and/or sweetness.Firm toast on the palate with mild caramel sweetness,not doughy or very rich but it is easy drinking.A little delicate but it's a decent dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 18:06:41 | More by oberon
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper color with and aggressive off white head.

Heavy on the bready malt smell, almost sourdough.

Bready malt taste with a little earth and grass notes.

Mouthfeel is soft and light on the carbonation.

A decent beer and a good homebrew.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 01:35:48 | More by Vonerichs
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beagle75

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 22:48:20 | More by beagle75
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark ruby-tinged copper colored body with about middling clarity. The three finger light tan colored head fades quickly, but leaves plenty of interspersed lacing on the glass.

S: Caramel, toffee, and toasted malts lead the way, with a solid noble aspect making itself known a bit later on. Not the strongest or most complex smell, but it works.

T: It's pretty simple here, toasted malts mixed with caramel, toffee, and hazelnut; finishing with a grassy, earthy note. Not very flavorful or heavy, but incredibly easy to drink, so I'll be a little kinder with the score. This would pair well with a Mexican dish, such as chicken enchiladas in mole sauce.

M: Lighter bodied with little dryness in the finish, and good carbonation. Can seem slightly watery at times.

O: Decent, but pretty nondescript. Luckily, it manages to have a superbly high drinkability factor, so it's good for those who don't want an extreme beer, or those who want something to go along with food. Even though this one is just pretty good, I'd like to think that the Longshot 6-pack has been a success overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 22:29:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.

Mostly caramel aroma. Some spice. A little nutty.

Strong caramel malt taste, nice and sweet. A faint cinnamon taste. Tiny hint of hazelnut.

A smooth, easy-drinking beer.

Good Longshot choices this year!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 10:38:21 | More by lordofthewiens
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice clear deep amber with one finger of head. Head doesn't last too long and leaves very little lacing.

S - Smell is initially sweet, with some caramel, raisin and plum. After adjusting to the sweetness, a big bread aroma comes through.

T - Taste is similar to smell with more of a spice presence. Dark bread, plums and caramel. Pretty good.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes with a bit of dry spiciness.

O - Pretty decent beer, but it doesn't really stand out in any way.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 17:33:50 | More by warnerry
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle.

LOOK: Dark and tawny, decent lacing

SMELL: Brown bread, mineral, very malty, melanoidan-like, floral, clean

TASTE: Sweet, big bodied, coffee, dark bread, black currants, malty, faint alcohol, clean, herbal, nutty, toasted grain, semi-sweet finish

Pretty good, seem to have a bit too much body for my liking and the style and does take away from the drinkable potential here. Happy to try it but it is one and done.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 01:41:21 | More by Jason
Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.