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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AmericanGothic on 03-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
268
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Mitchster
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$11.49 for a mixed 6 pack of this years Longshot. No ingredients or specs per the website or the bottle. 5.9% ABV.

Pours out to a clear mahogany, forming a small deep yellow head with poor retention and no lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate. The aroma is of crystal malt, caramel, clean lager fermentation, and a touch of spicy hops. Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice medium body. Very drinkable. Opens with the spicy hops, followed by a nice toasty and meaty malt middle with cocoa and lightly roasted malts, with damp pipe tobacco in the finish, and leather in the aftertaste. Mild bitterness. Rich yet easy drinking. Well balanced.

Even though Munich Dunkels are not my favorite, this is probably the best example of one that I've had. Really nice, well crafted and well balanced beer. Flavorful and rich, but not too heavy. It reminds me a lot of Moose Drool, which has similar characteristics, but obviously is an ale. Recommended.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - a dark caramel, iced tea hue, a finger of smooth even mocha foam. Some lacing down the sides for a nice touch.

Aroma - notes of dough, yeast, chocolate, a bit of cola.

Taste - lightly roasted malts with a definite sweet edge. Cola, a note of anise. Ends sweetly with a tickle of hops.

Mouthfeel - weighty, smooth, fluffy carbonation is medium but almost feels less so.

Overall - would buy a sixer of these. Good stuff.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into SA sensory glass. This appears a chesnut brown with good clarity. Thick and dense heady with creamy texture forms and retains itself nicely, leaving thick lacing. The aroma is heavily malty. Notes of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, and brown bread come through. Almost nothing in the way of hops. The taste starts off with mild malty sweetness. Waves of mellow sweetness are brought on along with bready notes. The finish is toffee and somewhat sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, and mellow carbonation. Overall, this is an easy drinking and flavorful Dunkel Lager. The balance is great and the body is nice. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Beejay
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By far the best Longshot this year.

Copper with a sandy tan head. Fair retention and lace.

Nutty aroma with a little earthy hop and wet stick. Some toffee as it warms.

Bread crust malt with light toffee sweetness and mild hop spice for balance. Clean and earthy.

Nice.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear ruby-copper with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of caramel malts and dark fruit with some nuttiness, brown sugar, breadiness, and a touch of spice.

T - Starts off with a mix of come dark caramel and bready malts. Through the middle, some light dark fruit sweetness comes through with some nuttiness and a bit of brown sugar. The finish is mix of caramelized malts with a bit of bready malts, dark fruit, and a bit of spice.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice sessionable lager. The dark malt flavors are nice and provide some rich malty flavor with weighing down the beer too much.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brownish mahogany with a thin beige head. Sweet aromas of toffee, bread, graham cracker. Moderate body. Carbonation spot on. This a total malt-bomb, and I love it. Caramel, toffee, coffee cake. Faint ethanol on the finish. Really a great beer. I dig it and I want more. Make this a seasonal!

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Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from old notes.
12oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Brown in color with caramel shades. Tight beige head, great retention. Plenty of foamy lacing coating the glass in sheets.

S: Brown sugar, brown cocoa, caramel, crust. Rich and inviting. Hints of floral hopping and dried herbs.

T: Brown molasses up front. Brown cocoa and nutty flavors. Bread crust. Dried grass and tame herbal hops in the background. Hint of vague fruit and perhaps just the slightest suggestion of alcohol. Finishes with lingering caramel, molasses, and cocoa.

M: Medium bodied. Full-ish. Rounded and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: Well executed, an all-around good brew.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very clear dark amber brown with a thin and splotchy off-white head.

S- Plums, apples, pears, bread, some molasses. Simple with a bit of a Sam Adams aspect at the end.

T- Sweet bread, some fruit, and some caramel. Simple and tasty with a definite Sam Adams edge to it.

M- There is a nice amount of carbonation and a clean finish with just a bit of lingering breadiness.

O- Not a bad beer by any means, but sure as hell doesn't stand up to the German counterparts.

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

Put a k in front of night and we could have a Batman title.

Crystal mahagony color, great clarity, topped by four fingers of light tan micro-bubble foam.

Bread and biscuit aroma. Earthiness too.

Sweet but not too sweet caramelly beginning. Really good depth. Noble hop bite at the swallow. Clean finish.

Smooth light-plus mouthfeel.

A well done dunkel.

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Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of morebeergood
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Tons of cola-like carbonation. Nice sized white head on top of a leather brown body. Smell was very malty and bready. Taste was certainly pleasant. I liked the flavors of fig and maple syrup. Only downfall here was the mouthfeel. I found this beer to be way too sweet; almost sticky on the palate as it warms to room temp. A tasty beer, but really need to drink it cold to avoid the sugariness that builds up at the end.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, dark tea/cola color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt
Taste-Subtle roastiness, toasted malt, faintly spicy. Nice flavor, very drinkable. Sessionable at 5.9ABV. A nice match for a burger or bowl of chili.

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Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid dark lager. Brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and bread crust. Little in the way of hops. Clean. Sweet at the start but the balance ends up being neutral. Not much to say - not bad, not great, no real flaws, but it's not blowing my socks off. The two bottles that came in the Longshot 6 pack are enough to give me a feel for this down the middle lager.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.46/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 268 ratings