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

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BA SCORE
3.68/5
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268 Ratings
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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:
1
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Hopswagger
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
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. 

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Photo of Lantern
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a beautiful deep ruby brown with a tan 2 finger head, average retention, resulting in a lace that's thin but sticky.

Smell - Faint notes of toffee and even lighter coffee, dry and floral hops.

Taste - Starts with sweet toffee before quickly shifting to a hearty roasted coffee. Notes of caramel and chocolate come into play before finishing with the addition of a floral, drying finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Crisp, lively carbonation. Goes down fairly smooth. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Really good dark lager. Session friendly. Sam Adams should hire Mr. Corey Martin, because this is one of the better beers I've had from the brewery.

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Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely foam on the ruby brown brew. The creamy carbonation renews with each pour; it would do a German brewery proud.

Biscuits and toffee, with an acidic touch. Reminds me of the fruity English beers with a some minerals in the water. Some raisin flavors along with the sweet malt. Roasted dark malt and some slight bitterness from the hops. Thoroughly drinkable; this would be an excellent quaff and a nice alternative to the often anemic German Dunkels.

Another well-crafted beer from Boston Brewing. These guys just know how to make decent beer in a multitude of styles, especially the ones that seem to benefit from a top-notch industrial process. From the 2012 six pack at Baron's Marketplace in San Diego.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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

Pours a clear, dark amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight pale malt, slight hops, and a hint of nut. Fits the style of a Munich Dunkel Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, hint of nut, and slight nut. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, body, and complexity.

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Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A clear burgundy colored lager with a one-finger, tan head of foam. Nice retention and some thin sheets of lace left on the pint glass.

S - It smelled of roasted oats, malt and sweet breads. A slight floral presence.

T - It tasted of roasted malt with some dark chocolate. Nice spicy bitterness adds some balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied brew with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice Munich Dunkel Lager. Another some homebrew added to the Longshot series.

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Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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 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 DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Saturday night tickathon continues. Best by August 2012

A very dark brown that reveals itself as not-black only when held up against the light, this beer is capped with a dense, creamy, light brown head with good retention and nice lacing. The nose is toasty and roasty, with a lot of nice grain character. Mildly fruity as well, with some dark fruit character coming out as I swirl it. There's also a lot of dark chocolate and even a little bit of smoke present here. Quite nice.

The palate opens with quite a bit of creamy dark chocolate (rather unsweetened, though), a little bit of coffee, a mild fruitiness (dates?) and brown sugar. Not as much Munich malt breadiness as I expect for the style - in fact, there's very little. Medium-light in body and drying on the finish with roast and cocoa lingering, this beer is pretty good. Carbonation is moderate. Decent, solid stuff.

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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 UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 8/2012.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a 1/2 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some bread dough. Taste is of toasted malt and some nice caramel flavors on the finish. There is a slight hop presence on the finish but brings no real bitterness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the flavor doesn't match up to the dough aromas I am getting and was looking forward to tasting.

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Photo of cowboy83
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of smi
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers worth of tightly packed lush creamy off-white colored whipped froth with a slightly rocky top... Super retention... The color is a warm inviting medium brown with a faint reddish hue... A moderate bit of sluggish to moderate paced micro-sized carbonation bubbles... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Caramel... Some dark fruit notes... A layer of sweet dark breads... A touch of brown sugar... Toffee... A hint of nuttiness...

T - Nutty to start... Lots of bready malts... Toffee... Light brown sugar... A bit grainy...

M - Light to medium bodied... A bit thin... A bit sticky... Very lightly carbonated... Very pedestrian and rather uneventful...

D - A beautiful beer in terms of appearance and aroma that doesn't quite measure up on all other facets... An above average beer that I had no problem finishing and would never shy away from in the future, but not one that I would necessarily seek out nor recommend either... Kudos to Corey on his brew and this is far superior to any of my home brews to date...

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Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of RAFH
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark reddish amber with a nice, fine two finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Looks good. Aroma of sweet caramel and biscuit malt and slight cola. Flavor is unusual, bready and slightly toasted malt, nuts, hint of fruit andmolasses, spicing. Fairly complex start and middle. Finish is a bit dry and astringent, perhaps from cloves or other spicing, no much hop flavor. Light to medium bodied, but active carbonation gives this a nice mouth feel. An interesting take on a dunkel lager.

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

A- Dark reddish brown with creamy tan head. Little lacing. Beer is clear red when held to light.

S- Sweet, roasty malt. Light hop bitterness.

T- Roasted dark malts, sweet (perhaps a light molasses flavor), light bitterness.

M- Light to medium-bodied, dryness in finish.

O- Very good. Wish I'd made it ...

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Photo of MumboJumbo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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