LongShot Dortmunder Style Export
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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European Export / Dortmunder
3.82 | pDev: 11.52%
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Photo of mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bread like smells, which completely dominated the entire profile from the first moment you took a whiff of it. This was not a bad thing in fact it was kinda what I would be looking for in the style and it really came off with the aroma of a classic German lager. big-time bready and malt heavy lager this just did not mess around and came right at you. Nice light profile that was just full of bready grains and a bit of an earthy sort of twang

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mikesgroove from South Carolina, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was the first Longshot I ever had (4-2008). A friend that I worked with had gotta a six pack of them that year and brought me a bottle to try. This brew has all the elements of a Czech/German/Polish Pilsner. It's got a light color with a white head, the traditional lager flavors are all there. Has a natural earthy backbone to it too. It wasn't the my favorite but it wasn't bad either.

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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania, Mar 31, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine April 2007.

Cheers to Bruce Scott for the win with his Lager. It's great to see a Lager win in any competition because the style seldom gets the respect it deserves (unless you attend our Night of the Lagers @ American Beer Fest on June 15).

A quick-to-drop white head leaves a bubbly lace in its wake, which, surprisingly, puts a few rings on the glass, showing that it actually does have good head retention. Slight haze with a pale golden color. Hoppy aroma of fresh-cut grass, white tea and lemon essence. Some pale maltiness in the nose as well. Refreshingly smooth crispness off of a moderate body. Clean, malty palate; grainy up front with a mild, doughy biscuit flavor middle to end. Hops come in with a sharp bitterness to set things straight, and slowly leave with a light tea and spicy herbal flavor. Clean for the most part, with a touch of nutty yeast in the middle. Finishes a bit grainy and semi-dry.

Other than the clarity, this beer ended up being quite the stellar Lager. Crisp, clean, and refreshing--what else is there to ask for? Oh yeah, and it's flavorful. Pair this one with a pot of Edam and Swiss cheese fondue and an array of sausages.

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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts, Apr 07, 2010
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3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This review is also from old notes in my travel journal. Retired beer.

Gold in color and sparklingly clear. Light white foam head and moderate to light prickle. The nose has all sorts of things going on with some grain hints linked together with a malty presence and the subtle aroma of hops. The attack is grain heavy. The flavor starts and ends with grain tones and is only interrupted by a quick burst of hops in the middle.

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Ragingbull from California, Sep 18, 2009
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2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Feb 26, 2007
A thin white head adorns a crystal-clear golden beer. The aroma is of fruity, flowery hops, light malt and perhaps cereal. It's medium bodied with a chalky afterfeel. It starts slightly sweet and finishes fairly bitter and almost salty. It has a pretty long aftertaste. Reminds me of malt liquor. Not really my thing.

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yesyouam from New York, Jan 03, 2009
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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this is a solid brew. a nice golden color it smells lightly sweet. think honey and a touch of floral hops. taste is similar. honey sweetness, straw and a touch of alcohol minus the burn. crisp. simple. clean. i could have a few as i find it pretty enjoyable. good effort.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass.
A: Pours a pale yellow with good carbonation producing a 1/2 inch white head that slowly dissipates.
S: Nice malt and hop balance in the aroma. Crisp bite on the nose.
T: As indicated by the smell, a well balanced beer. Slightly more malt coming through. Very clean, light, and refreshing. Herbal notes.
M: Light body. Nice sweet aftertaste.
D: With the lack of complexity, better paired with food than on its own. But still very drinkable and refreshing. Hat's off to the Longshot brews...keep 'em coming!

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mwilbur from Minnesota, Apr 11, 2008
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a light clear golden-bronze with a solid 1 finger white head that was fairly well lasting leaving a small rim lacing behind.

S: spicy with a touch of fruitiness (apples).

T: starts out sweet and spicy with some honey, bread and biscuits and apples. A nice sweet caramel and spiciness of the hops combine with a light bittering citric finish rounding out the beer. The flavor starts out spicy and sweet and gently mellows towards the finish with a light fruitiness of apples and cinnamon.

M: medium full with moderate carbonation with a light spiciness.

D: Very drinkable lager and enjoyable.

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beerthulhu from New Jersey, Mar 30, 2008
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Slighty hazy golden yellow body with a fluffy white head. that is fluffy as heck. Good head retention with plenty of lacing.

S-Bread-like malt backdrop with a floral hop presence. A lot more aroma than I expected.

T-Bready malts provide a nice canvas for the present fruitiness of the noble hops. A lot of taste and flavor in a "light" beer. Quite nice.

M-Good body. Smooth carbonation and nice hop bite in the aftertatse. A pleasure to drink.

D-Though not a style of choice this was a very easy to drink, flavouful and tasty brew. I was impressed and can see why this beer won such an honorable award. I would be proud to brew this beer.

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Deuane from Pennsylvania, Feb 17, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale golden color with a 1 finger white head. Good head retention and average lacing.

Smelled very sweet, malty. A smell presented that I couldn't place...still can't. Smelled almost briney or mustard like, very odd. Not bad, just different.

Wow! Great balance to this beer. Nice sweetness on the front palate. Some bitterness mid palate and a nice dryness on the back palate.

Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel isn't overly light. Again, really good balance.

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brantadid from New Jersey, Feb 08, 2008
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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden in color, a bit cloudy. Beautiful white head disappeared to a thin cover with nice lacing. Nose is filled with bready maltiness. More of that in the taste, but dry hops are also present. Fairly light, refreshing, very easy to drink. A wonderful brew!

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ikats from New York, Feb 02, 2008
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw amber body with a white head.

S: Malty aroma with a touch of smokiness and some fruit, apricot maybe. Nice caramel sweetness.

T: Pretty sweet taste but very smooth. Slight smoked character with a good amount of caramel sweetness. Dry noble hop flavor in the background.

M: Medium to heavy body with pretty decent carbonation. Nice smooth feel.

D: Not a bad beer actually, very smooth. No wonder it won the longshot competition.

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drseamus from New York, Feb 01, 2008
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3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taken from some old notes.

Pours a clear golden color with some head.

Smell is pretty floral with some hop bitterness, slight sweetness from the malt.

A decently balanced beer with good amounts of malt and hop bitterness, also has some sort of fruit aftertaste to it but retains a dry finish.

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Photo of Gusler
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Upon the pour from the 12 ounce bottle it displays a clear gold, a creamy white head piles on top of the body, with its eventual demise, the lace forms a velum like coating upon the glass. Nose has delectable malt sweetness, citrus line in its crispness, hops also make an appearance with a flowery tones, start has a rich malt profile, sweet with the hops providing a bit of “Twang” at the back. Finish has a spirited acidity, the hops deliciously spicy, aftertaste dry, and a “marvelous” beer overall.

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Gusler from Arizona, Oct 23, 2007
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Three inchs of off white head almost makes the leap over the edge of the glass with a strong pour. Leaves nice lace as it fades. Body is a crisp amber golden color. Nose is softly mineral based with a hint of hop based nuttiness which is mildly attractive. First sip yeilds a sharp soured mineral feel which is very clean and nicely refreshing. This beer drinks super easy and screams for summer days. Has a nice bitter meets nutty kind of mouthfeel overall. Wheat fell is present throughout. Darn good.

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SPLITGRIN from Kentucky, Oct 18, 2007
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3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Recipe from an american home brew contest winner. Wow. That may be the best idea Ive heard introduced to the world of craft beer in a long, long, time. I would like to see more companies grow the balls and introduce things like this into the industry.

It poured a transparent golden color with a small white head.

A tempting blend of malts and hops create a nice aroma.

The flavor is hoppier than expected, but thats fine by me. Most of the hop taste is up front and clears out as the sip finishes.

There is a creamy mouthfeel with adequate (barely) carbonation.

Worth a try, and for the right price, I may be trying it again.

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jp32 from Michigan, Oct 16, 2007
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3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a medium and foamy white head that lasts awhile. Minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma is mildly hoppy with touches of yeast and grass. Light, dry body with a clean malt and hops flavor, as well as a bit of spice. The finish is earthy malt with a light spice aftertaste. Above average for the style but I was hoping for a little more out of a homebrewer who made the big time.

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3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Posted from notes.

Served in a flute. Poured a golden beer with a white head. The aroma was of corn and bread with light hop background. The taste is similar to the aroma with more hops. A medium to heavy bodied beer with good carbonation. Drinkable, but I wouldn't session.

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balconybrew from Illinois, Sep 05, 2007
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3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle
5.5% abv

Created by 2006 American Homebrew Contest Winner, Bruce Stott.

Clear gold..solid head of off-wihte foam.
Sweet grainy aroma of corn and pilsner malt..
Surprisingly bold flavor..rich, bready malts really shine here. Slightly oily mouthfeel and goes down smooth. The hops are subtle and add just a hint of dryness to a beer that is showcasing it's malt.
Not bad at all. Interesting style that isn't tackled much.

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hero27 from Minnesota, Aug 18, 2007
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3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One finger tan head over a crystal clear gold liquid with streamers. Smells hallertauer hops very floral. Fermented corn. Tastes yummy. Malty sweet with underlying hop floral. Sweet hangs around dur to a proteinish thickness that also gives the body a md-thick character. Wheat dryness in the finish and aftertaste. Enjoyable, not very complex.

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mentor from Colorado, Jul 26, 2007
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4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams signature pint glass.

Smells deeply of very rich barley, unfettered by any hint of an off node, sweet like caramel and lightly tart like strong wildflowers.

The taste starts out with a burst of honey that moves quickly into a more sugary tart middle of caramel and flowers. This blends seamlessly into a very crisp, noble hop that lingers with light spice and fruit until the next sip.

Wowzer. This is a dandy of a beer.

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mynie from Maryland, Jul 20, 2007
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle from the Longshot 6 pack

Sam Adams Dortmunder Style Export pours a pale golden color with a small head and no lacing. Aroma was very light with a hint of ‘grainy malt’. Bitterness is similar to a Pilsner. Mouth feel is crisp, a little on the thin side, with bubbly carbonation.

I should mention that this is my first Dortmunder Style Export, so it is hard for me to have a benchmark for this style.

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bushbeer75 from Michigan, Jul 14, 2007
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4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This offering from the SA longshot series pours a clear golden color leaving a frothy white head that is thick and sticks to the glass. The aroma is very inviting, golden raisins, honey, wheat, faint bready aroma, crisp grass notes.

The taste is wonderful, honey, malty biscuit, floural, raisins, this is a great beer. The the feeling on the palate is crisp, refreshing, dry but mouth watery if that makes sense. The finish is faintly hot and spicy but goes down very smooth. Another winner from the Longshot 6 pack!

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Franchise from Oregon, Jul 13, 2007
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2.68/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A cloudy gold color. It has average head retention.

It does have a malty smell and has a uniquely average aroma.

It is bitter as the maker intended. Also malty and filled with hops. But unfortunately, i just didn't like it that much.

The carbonation and coarseness of this pilsner is the only bright spot to this beer.

Not a bad beer at all, but just not my thing.

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GeneralZod from California, Jul 07, 2007
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4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Apperance: Large white head good amount of lacing, golden slightly hazy color.
Smell: Lemony hops, slight malt hints.
Taste:Citrious hop flavor, good malt roundness. Really well balanced, none of the flavors are lacking or conflicting.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied.
Drinkability: I could drink a gallon of this. Overall a very very good beer, and a rare style in the states.

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boblog from Oklahoma, Jul 04, 2007
LongShot Dortmunder Style Export from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 229 ratings