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

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84
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268 Ratings
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Longshot A Dark Night In MunichLongshot A Dark Night In Munich
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by AmericanGothic on 03-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +1.3%
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 -5.1%
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 +8.1%
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 -1.3%
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 -12.6%

Photo of smi
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +0.8%

Photo of RAFH
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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 +4.3%
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 +7.5%

Photo of Duff27
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 8/12

A- One inch fizzy head gives way to just a cap and collar. Deep, deep translucent burgundy color of body.

S- Caramel, cola notes. Some toffee.

T- More of the caramel goodness. Slighty roasty. Similar to an Irish Red I feel. This is a lager than you wouldn't mind if it warmed a bit to open up the on the tongue.

M- Thicker mouthfeel than you'd expect, even the carbonation is different than most Sam Adams beers (a tad lower).

D/O- This is something that you'd want to sit at a bar and drink all afternoon...plenty of flavor without a huge alcohol presence. Well done fellow homebrewer dude!

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Photo of gpblackgt
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Mick-e-d
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jlang2012
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Tumble
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ba Review #169
Served On: 05/27/2012
Glassware: Samuel Adams Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: 5.9%
Date/ Code: 08/2012

This was from the 2011 winners of the Sam Adams Longshot Contest.

Look: Poured into the 'Perfect Pint' glass. Color was a deep rich copper with some ruby red tinges. The head was a nice even layer of eggshell foam. Head lacing was already forming. Carbonation bubbles were steady and plentiful. Impressive so far.

Smell: Biscuit notes with a bold lager character in the nose. Some spice in the background. Notes of wet grain and a slight sweetness as the class is pulled away.

Taste: Taste is extremely smooth and not as heavy as the appearance and aroma may suggest. First on the palate is a very deigned malty biscuit. The middle lended a nice dark fruit note of cherry or plum. Finish had some pleasant roasted notes a slight sourness that really helped to balance out the malty aftertaste.

I thought this was an awesome brew. It had a wonderful balance of flavor, drinkability and character that honestly could not get much better.

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Photo of shand
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Strangely enough, I think this one is actually a style tick for me. Strange, as I love German beers. It pours out a nice brown color with three fingers of head that quickly detain to a centimeter of head that retains well. The aroma is richly malty. Chocolate, caramel, nutty, roasty, it's all here. A nice maltiness. The taste isn't quite as rich as the nose suggests, but it's still rather good. It's malt dominated, coming on a bit weak at first, but finishing strong with caramel and roasted malts. There's a bit of chocolate and coffee flavors in there as well. A bit of yeastiness becomes apparent on the finish. The aftertaste isn't lingering at all. The mouthfeel is decently carbonated, and the drinkability is good. All in all, this is a tasty and drinkable lager. A good start to this year's Longshot package.

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Photo of tzieser
3.98/5  rDev +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.

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Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.72 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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